Margaret Sweatman is a novelist, playwright, and lyricist. Her novels include Fox, winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, and Sam and Angie. Margaret was the winner of the inaugural John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She has a BA in English and History from the University of Winnipeg and a MA from Simon Fraser University. Margaret lives in Winnipeg, where she teaches literature and creative writing.
This week in book events — celebrate the Giller Prize in style at one of the Giller Light Bashes across the country; learn more about Canada's armed forces with Susan Evans Shaw, author of Canadians at War; and celebrate the Montreal launch of The Beautiful West and the ... Read more
We know, we know — you love indie Canadian books, and would love to attend readings and launch parties for new fall books and local authors — but it can be overwhelming, what with the hundreds of events happening all of the time, all over the country.
Well, budding members ... Read more
Watching the Giller livestream with bated breath, the LPG/All Lit Up team avoided much hand-wringing and, later, jubilant hand-flailing by nothing other than painting our nails to look like some of our favourite LPG covers.
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.
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