Critics described the stories in Way Up, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer's first book of fiction, as "some of the most impressive examples of new Canadian fiction in recent memory." Published in 2003, Way Up received a Danuta Gleed Award and was a finalist for the Relit Award. The Nettle Spinner, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award and was also named a best of 2005 by January magazine. Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the former fiction editor of the Literary Review of Canada and has also worked as a tree-planter, a lumberjack, and a baker. Her reviews have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Toronto Star, and the National Post. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and is the magazine editor for Bookninja.com.
Usually, we say "Happy February" sarcastically, but this week has cause for happiness: two great events this coming Sunday.
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Just last year this country’s oldest independent publisher celebrated its 60th birthday. Goose Lane Editions, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick has been publishing books since 1954 but before that it was actually a literary magazine.
This week's slate of events includes the launch of Cosmophilia from the newest publisher to join us, Talonbooks! Why not warmly welcome them by heading on over to the launch? Or, welcome them in spirit by attending any of the other great ones we've got going on.
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Readings, launches, and symposiums (symposia? symposi-ai?) this week in lit events, in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, and St. Catherines.
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