John Steffler’s critically acclaimed poetry collections include The Grey Islands, That Night We Were Ravenous, and Lookout, which won the Atlantic Poetry Prize. His novel The Afterlife of George Cartwright was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction. Steffler served as Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada from 2006 to 2008. He divides his time between Montreal and rural Ontario.
There is an art to taking the real and fictionalizing it: whether it’s the life of an extraordinary historical figure or one’s own ancestry, the following ten novels have at least a kernel of reality in their otherwise make-believe narratives.
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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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!
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It's June, bookbugs! There are plenty of launches, parties, and readings to keep you busy in this week's events roundup.
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Despite what's probably happening outside your window right now, it is actually May tomorrow, which means National Poetry Month is coming to an end. Poetry City reaches its conclusion pretty much as far east as we can get, in St. John's, Newfoundland. Breakwater has published ... Read more
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