Andrew Kaufman was born in the town of Wingham, Ontario. This is the same town that Alice Munro was born in, which makes him the second-best writer from a town of 3,000. He attended F. E. Madill High School. He is also the author of The Waterproof Bible, The Tiny Wife, Born Weird and the short story collection Selected Business Correspondence. He lives in Toronto with his awesome wife and two kids, Phoenix and Frida.
It's the inaugural day of ALU Season's Readings – a checklist of giftable books for those with all kinds of reading tastes. First up are two books for the chuckleheads on your list whose book collections come complete with a humour ranking.
We're staving off our end-of-summer woes to look ahead to one of our favourite times of year: fall books season. Check out what some of us at All Lit Up are putting at the top of our TBR piles this fall.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love it or hate it, it’s that one day of the year to celebrate that/those special someone(s) – even if it’s yourself! Love doesn’t fit a single mould, so no matter what kind of love you’re celebrating today, we've got a few lit picks to help ... Read more
Would you believe it? There's not one, but two seasonal launches this week, as well as a ton more readings, book launches, and events to take a gander at.
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Happy holiday! Because literary events are naturally more scarce in the summertime, we've lumped August together into a supersized, coast-to-coast literary listing! Set your calendar to "month" and plan for these great events.
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It’s been quite an exciting year for indie publishers in Canada; three of five Giller Prize-nominated books on this year’s shortlist were published by indies (congratulations to Biblioasis and Coach House Books!) and André Alexis won that prize, plus the Rogers’ Writer’s ... Read more
If you live in Toronto and you love Canadian Literature then you’ve probably heard of Coach House Books. Coach House burst on the scene when Stan Bevington, a young typesetter from Edmonton, purchased a Challenge Gordon platen press with funds earned by selling prints of the ... Read more
Stephen Leacock's classic story collection, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, and its fictional setting of small-town Mariposa has delighted audiences for 102 years. Before and since, Canadians have upheld a long tradition of hilarity, in whatever circumstances -- and this ... Read more
In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Andrew Kaufman's All My Friends Are Superheroes, Coach House Books publicist Evan Munday shares with All Lit Up a sweet story of how this book became a big part of a very big day for two couples.
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