Anakana Schofield is an Irish-born writer, who won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for her debut novel Malarky. Born in England, she lived in London and in Dublin, Ireland until moving to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1999. Malarky was also a shortlisted nominee for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Schofield has also been a literary critic, essayist and broadcaster, contributing to the London Review of Books Blog, The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, The Guardian, The Irish Times and The Vancouver Sun.
This week we reflected on our time at Toronto's Word on the Street, binged The Good Place, compared unreliable narrators, and lots more.
We hope you're enjoying a much-deserved holiday Monday today (whatever it happens to be called in your neck of the woods). With that extra rest, why not use that energy on one of these great literary events this week?
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Another year, another slew of awards, another night of regrets crawling into bed with books you barely know. With ties draped around our necks and neglected mascara gone semi-permanent, we bring you our favourite column on our worst feeling: the literary award hangover. Last ... Read more
Lots to do in this week in book events: including the ushering in of a new Giller winner! With a 3/5 chance of it being an indie book, we like those odds!
And of course, it's Remembrance Day on Wednesday, folks – please do take a moment to reflect in whichever way suits you ... Read more
All Lit Up began its #notd (nails of the day) almost as a fluke: we had a column spot to fill, and needed something to do with our hands as the Giller 2014 longlist was announced. Instead of biting our nails, we painted them to mimic some of our fave book covers. Well, ... Read more
Just because launch season is slowing, it's FAR from over: there's Words festival in London, plus all the great reading series and launches you could ever hope to shake a stick at (though we don't know why you would hope that, we respect your choices).
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