Chad Pelley’s fiction has been recognized by more than a dozen literary awards. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles bestseller, won the NLAC’s CBC Emerging Artist award, and was shortlisted for both the ReLit and CAA Emerging Writer awards, and a film adaptation starring Jason Priestley and Shawn Doyle was filmed in 2015. His second novel, Every Little Thing, was shortlisted for the ReLit Award, and Canada Reads winner Lisa Moore called it “Stylistically fresh and can’t-put-it-down compelling.” He has appeared alongside acclaimed authors at festivals such as IFOA,Vancouver Writers’ Festival, and Writers at Woody Point. His short fiction has won several awards, and has been published in anthologies, textbooks, and journals. He’s taught creative writing at Memorial University, founded Salty Ink.com, and has written for Quill & Quire, The National Post, Globe and Mail, the Telegraph-Journal, and Atlantic Books Today. He is currently the founding editor of The Overcast: Newfoundland’s Alternative Newspaper.
It’s peak book award season, and between the Giller Prize, Governor General’s Awards, Writers’ Trust Awards, we thought it was high time to hand out some awards of our own: books from this year we think may have been looked over by the juries (no blame to juries: they ... Read more
Whether we're heading to the cottage or a desert in Morocco, ALU staffers all have one thing in common this summer: we've all got a long list of books that we'll be taking along with us on our summer vacations. Read on to find out our top picks (we all had a hard time narrowing ... Read more
Anyone who is a fan of “Canadian Literature” will agree that the province of Newfoundland has been producing some amazing literary talent for quite some time now. Way back in the 1970s, five professors at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador had already recognized ... Read more
We’re doing a spin on the classic holiday ditty, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with our 12 Days of CanLit series this holiday season. Sing along with our countdown of themed book picks, straight down to our number 1 (that’s 78 books in all!).
On the sixth day of 12 Days ... Read more
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A good publisher doesn’t just take your manuscript, get your book into bookstores, and leech off your booksales. If that were the case, they’d be useless in the face of self-publishing. A proper publishing house is interconnected with Canadian media, book awards, and the ... Read more
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So far with our Writer's Block column we've gotten a peek into the inside world of two great fiction writers, Chad Pelley and Amanda LeDuc. To mix things up a little in this latest instalment we're turning our focus to prose poet Emma Healey, who had her first book, Begin With ... Read more
We're kicking off our new Writer's Block column with Chad Pelley, author of Every Little Thing and Away from Everywhere, published by Breakwater Books. We asked him some random writerly questions about himself, snooped into where he likes to write, and asked him to get artistic ... Read more
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