Nicholas Ruddock is a Canadian physician and writer. He has won numerous international prizes and was shortlisted for the Moth International Poetry Award (Ireland) in 2020.
His first novel, The Parabolist (2010), was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. His second novel, Night Ambulance (2016), was a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist.
Nicholas has been published in numerous international publications in Canada, England, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Both books in this month's Read This, Then That take us back to the 1970s to look at women's rights and social justice issues. While both titles are very obviously set in the 70s (no cell phones or Facebook in these books), they each could very easily have been set today as ... Read more
We credit the sport of golf with a lot: wearing multiple, differing prints at once; our first summer jobs shilling drinks to thirsty golfers; and driving in tiny cars instead of walking. We’ll also give it the hole-in-one, a thing that almost never happens in real golf (we ... Read more
Winter’s got its hold on us now. As we deal with the white stuff in various parts of the country, hibernating until spring comes, here are some very appropriate looking books to kit out your bookshelf with. (They also happen to be quite entertaining reads!)
The fall is filled with fabulous literary festivals. Think author signings, readings, writing workshops — and the opportunity to discover great new books and meet Canadian publishers and editors.
It finally feels like spring has sprung (at least in this part of Canada) and in publishing a new season means lots of new books to read and talk about. We're lucky this new season came with so many great short story collections, including today's featured Full of Lit contributor, ... Read more
At this point, it seems safe to say that pretty much anyone who identifies as a bit of a bookworm is aware that the short story is currently enjoying a bit of a renaissance. In Canada this is in no small part due to the recent Nobel Prize win by the master of the format, Alice ... Read more
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