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Archive for November, 2010

  • Follow Friday: Pickle Me This

    I feel it’s a book-blogger-Follow-Friday kind of day. You? Pickle Me This is a literary blog written by Torontonian Kerry Clare, and is also home to Canada Reads 2011 Indies competition — an alternative reading list to CBC Canada Reads. This blog mainly consists of insightful book reviews (many of which are of Canadian books), […]

  • Writer’s Words: Linwood Barclay

    Linwood Barclay spoke in The Remarkable Reads Tent, presented by Random House of Canada and McClelland & Stewart, during the World of Crime hour from 3:00 – 4:00. He discussed the art of writing crime novels with fellow crime writers Giles Blunt and Howard Shrier. He also read from his most recent novel Never Look […]

  • Pub. News: This is what Canada Reads

    The final five books for Canada Reads and their defenders were announced today at 10:30 by Jian Ghomeshi on his show ‘Q’ on CBC Radio One. And they are… drum roll please… 1. The Best Laid Plans, Terry Fallis, defended by Ali Velshi 2. Unless, Carol Shields, defended by Lorne Cardinal 3. The Birth House, […]

  • Follow Friday: Joyland

    Joyland is the perfect literary escape to get you through this fine Friday. It calls itself “a hub for short fiction” and is one of the most successful online literary magazines. It’s based in Toronto but serves readers and writers of short fiction throughout North America and London, England. The founders of Joyland, authors and […]

  • Writer’s Words: Farzana Doctor

    Farzana Doctor was a part of our new programming segment, the Diaspora Dialogues Literary Scavenger Hunt! She gave ‘flash mob’ readings of her book Stealing Nasreen. She is also the author of the book Six Metres of Pavement. Did you participate in the Hunt? Would you like to continue seeing events like this at the […]

  • Pub. News: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    The longlist has been announced! I have always had a soft spot for this Irish literary award, mainly because I love everything and anything Irish — such a beautiful country! Warning: One week is not enough time to travel through this country, the greenery alone is enough to bewitch you for a week, let alone […]

  • Follow Friday: Open Book: Toronto

    Another new feature to our blog. Hoorah! I’m bringing the famed twitter hashtag #followfriday to the blog world! More specifically, my blog world. Every Friday I will publish a post about a certain website that I believe all book-lovers, CanLit aficionados, writers, readers, and generally people like me, might find interesting. Anything from book blogs, […]

  • Writer’s Words: Patricia Storms

    Our new weekly feature: Author’s Festival Reflections! Every Wednesday we will feature one of our 2010 scheduled festival authors on our blog who were kind of enough to share their thoughts about this year’s festival. This week’s contributor: Patricia Storms! She hosted the Children’s Reading Tent from 11:30 – 2:20. ———————————————————————————————————————————— I am a bit […]

  • What does Canada Read?

    Apparently these 10 lovely books: The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis Pattern Recognition by William Gibson The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill Essex County by Jeff Lemire Life of Pi by Yann Martel The Birth House by Ami McKay Unless by […]

  • Writer’s Words: Iain Reid

    Our new weekly feature: Author’s Festival Reflections! Every Wednesday we will feature one of our 2010 scheduled festival authors on our blog who were kind of enough to share their thoughts about this year’s festival. This weeks author: Iain Reid. He spoke in the Great Books Marquee from 12:00-12:45 in our first “Short But Sweet” […]