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Shilpi Somaya Gowda's The Golden Son optioned for film

Shilpi Somaya Gowda's The Golden Son optioned for film | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Shilpi Somaya Gowda's The Golden Son is headed for the big screen. The Toronto production company Conquering Lion has optioned the Canadian author's sophomore novel, which is slated for publication on October 20.
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5 things you didn't know about walking from Born to Walk by Dan Rubinstein

5 things you didn't know about walking from Born to Walk by Dan Rubinstein | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Walking can change our mental and physical health, politics, economics and more. Here are 5 fascinating things we learned
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Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome

Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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Eating Habits Of The Chronically Lonesome will leave you struck, yet, exhilarated. The exploration of starvation and consumption is at the core of each character; what does our hunger reveal about the state of our soft hearts?
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High Riverite becomes best selling author - High River Times

High Riverite becomes best selling author - High River Times | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Local author Joyce Pallister-Bronsch has
reason to celebrate as her book Smoke
From the Branding Fire has been deemed a
Canadian bestseller.
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Lawrence Hill, Patrick deWitt, Elizabeth Hay, Will Ferguson, Rosemary Sullivan ... - Wire Service Canada (press release)

Wire Service Canada (press release)
Lawrence Hill, Patrick deWitt, Elizabeth Hay, Will Ferguson, Rosemary Sullivan ...
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Sharon Butala on conjuring the writing spirits

Sharon Butala on conjuring the writing spirits | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
With 16 acclaimed books under her belt - including her latest novel, the lyrical and moving historical novel Wild Rose - Sharon Butala has more than a few pearls of wisdom about where to look (and where not to look) for inspiration. Here, she opens...
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Sistering

Sistering | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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The second novel by award-winning novelist Jennifer Quist is a black comedy of birth, death, love, marriage, mothers-in-law--and five sassy sisters.
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Nicholas Hoult will star as J.D. Salinger in biopic

Nicholas Hoult will star as J.D. Salinger in biopic | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
From left: Nicholas Hoult at the LA premiere of Mad Max (Matt Sayles/Canadian Press), Cover of the Catcher in the Rye (Hachette Book Group), photo of J.D. Salinger from 1951 (Associated Press).
Actor Nicholas Hoult will play reclusive author J.D.
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Roving salesman brings First Nations books to remote BC communities - The Globe and Mail

Roving salesman brings First Nations books to remote BC communities - The Globe and Mail | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
With a collection of 100,000 books on Western Canadian First Nations, David Ellis spreads stories and knowledge to remote communities
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The Writers’ Friend

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Not the CBC logo
Something I didn’t cover much in “Pay the Rent” was the role of the media, particularly the CBC, in writers’ lives – not just as an income supplement via journalism or broadcasting, but also in the promotion of their work.
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Fall 2015's best Latin American novels

Fall 2015's best Latin American novels | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, a wealth of new books rooted in the Latin American and Spanish experience arrives in stores
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On this day in 1973: Northrop Frye on how all literature is recycled

On this day in 1973: Northrop Frye on how all literature is recycled | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
One of Canada's most influential literary critics, Northrop Frye, talks with the CBC's Ramsey Cooke in this rare interview on literature and theology.
Frye explains that all literature can be studied as a finite set of myths.
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Books column: Five things about Jennifer Quist - Edmonton Journal

Books column: Five things about Jennifer Quist - Edmonton Journal | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
As Jennifer Quist was revising her second novel for publication, she had a couple of other things on her mind.
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Giller Prize longlist to be announced at McGill - McGill Reporter

Giller Prize longlist to be announced at McGill - McGill Reporter | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
McGill Reporter
Giller Prize longlist to be announced at McGill
McGill Reporter
Sean Michaels is an award-winning Canadian novelist, music critic and blogger.
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Deepwater Vee

Deepwater Vee | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
From the publisher:
Melanie Siebert's stunning debut collection travels remote northern rivers, as well as two of Canada's most threatened rivers, the Athabasca and the North Saskatchewan.
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Q&A: Michel Chikwanine on his graphic-novel memoir, Child Soldier

Q&A: Michel Chikwanine on his graphic-novel memoir, Child Soldier | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
When Michel Chikwanine was five years old, he snuck out against his father’s wishes to play with some other boys in his Congolese village. It was 1993, and despite the relative security in Chikwanine’s life, war was raging all around him.
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MacLeod's words get pride of place in Port Hastings - TheChronicleHerald.ca

MacLeod's words get pride of place in Port Hastings - TheChronicleHerald.ca | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
PORT HASTINGS — The only novel by late Cape Breton author Alistair MacLeod will be given a fitting roadside tribute this fall.
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5 September releases we can't wait to read

5 September releases we can't wait to read | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
A new month means new books! Here are five can't-miss Canadian books hitting shelves in September. 
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Canadian Scientist Muzzled For Writing And Performing Song About Canadian ... - Techdirt

Canadian Scientist Muzzled For Writing And Performing Song About Canadian ... - Techdirt | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Techdirt has been following for a while the Canadian government's unabashed attempts to muzzle scientists and librarians who work for the state, as it tries to deny them the right to express their views if those happen to disagree with the...
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On this day in 1975: Mordecai Richler's homecoming

On this day in 1975: Mordecai Richler's homecoming | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
In this CBC documentary, CanLit icon Mordecai Richler reflects on his childhood in the back alley of St. Urbain Street in Montreal, the city he left behind at age 19.
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Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
From the publisher: A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay. Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15.
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Montreal’s Babar en Ville kids’ bookstore to close at end of month

Montreal’s Babar en Ville kids’ bookstore to close at end of month | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Downtown Montreal kids’ bookstore Babar en Ville is shutting down at the end of September, a month before its 10th anniversary.
According to a post on the shop’s Facebook page, the Westmount location is closing due to the sale of its building.
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Gail Anderson-Dargatz to publish her long-awaited new novel 'The Spawning Grounds' - Manitoulin Expositor

Gail Anderson-Dargatz to publish her long-awaited new novel 'The Spawning Grounds' - Manitoulin Expositor | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
TORONTO— Twenty years after Gail Anderson-Dargatz ’s beloved, bestselling debut novel ‘A Cure for Death by Lightning’ was published as one of the inaugural novels in Knopf Canada’s New Face of Fiction programme, publisher Anne Collins is delighted...
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Novelist Ashley Little becomes Vancouver Public Library's newest writer in ... - Straight.com (blog)

Novelist Ashley Little becomes Vancouver Public Library's newest writer in ... - Straight.com (blog) | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The author of Anatomy of a Girl Gang is the 11th writer to take up this position.
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