Karen Hofmann grew up in the Okanagan Valleyand is an Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops,British Columbia. A first collection of poetry, WaterStrider, was published by Frontenac House in 2008 and shortlisted forthe Dorothy Livesay Prize. Her first novel, After Alice, waspublished by NeWest Press in 2014, and a second novel, What is Goingto Happen Next, in 2017. Her short fiction has won the OkanaganFiction Contest three times, and “The Burgess Shale” was shortlisted at the2012 CBC Short Fiction Contest. Karen Hofmann is an avid walker, and herwriting explores the landscapes, both rural and urban, of British Columbia aswell as the personalities and social dynamics of the inhabitants.
At ALU we love bookish roundups and birthdays so we're putting them together and celebrating with a roundup of 6 + 6 books that made an impact on us over the last year. And we're taking 20% off any of our birthday selections for one week (until Sept 22) so you can enjoy them ... Read more
This year's literary hangover is brought to us by three super awards: the Writers' Trust Awards, the Giller Prize, and the GGs. Check out our just-as-deserving indie followups to this year's nominees and winners while we mend our awards-fuelled reading binge with a greasy-spoon ... Read more
For our final week of our July book club, we've rounded up four follow-up reads to Karen Hofmann's Echolocation (NeWest Press) that'll keep the short story times rolling.
From author interviews to our take on film adaptation to the Tough Mudder of vocabulary tests, our weekly roundup has it all and more!
This week we brought you our #aluhotsummer reading reccos, bookclubbed on a patio, and learned about the silent book club (of which ours is not).
This week we kicked off #ALUbookclub, celebrated 10 books from every province for Canada Day, shared our summer reading list, and more.
We're kicking off our annual summer book club with Echolocation, a debut collection of short stories by novelist Karen Hofmann, published by NeWest Press!
This week we welcomed #ALUbookclub for another patio season, interviewed authors, shared book picks for National Indigenous Peoples Day, and more.
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