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Why can't the world's greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? - The Guardian

Why can't the world's greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? - The Guardian | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The long read: Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots
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A December night in Quebec by Jamie Mason

A December night in Quebec by Jamie Mason | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
A December night in Quebec, and not the pretty kind. Rust-eaten vehicles howl the ice-choked highway as salt smeared road-signs
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Counting the Bones: Numéro Cinq’s Death Issue — Look out!

Counting the Bones: Numéro Cinq’s Death Issue  — Look out! | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
When is a good time to think about death? asks Lawrence Sutin in his dab (as in dab handed) little essay of the same name in the coming issue, and I think NOW!
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The use of technology today is a circus: Alberto Manguel on the state of reading - Daily News & Analysis

The use of technology today is a circus: Alberto Manguel on the state of reading - Daily News & Analysis | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The use of technology today is a circus: Alberto Manguel on the state of reading - Alberto Manguel on reading and why he thinks more people should take advantage of the gift of books
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The Evening Chorus

The Evening Chorus | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Three characters' lives are forever changed by the second World War: James, a young soldier shot down and imprisoned in a German POW camp; his wife, Rose, who is working as an air raid warden and is facing new challenges but also new opportunities...
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Ongoing Sparks are flying for 6th year - The Telegram

Ongoing Sparks are flying for 6th year - The Telegram | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Time sure flies when you’re making sparks.
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Facebook founder's book club picks Pinker - Winnipeg Free Press

A Canadian-born Harvard neuroscience professor is getting a big sales boost courtesy of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
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The latest in poetry: Ken Babstock’s meditations on surveillance and technology, plus the ‘best’ Canadian poems of 2014

The latest in poetry: Ken Babstock’s meditations on surveillance and technology, plus the ‘best’ Canadian poems of 2014 | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Calling yourself “The Best” literary anything always seems like the weirdest kind of hubris; this goes double for Canadian poetry, a field whose enthusiasts have more than enough energy to argue over semantics...
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Spring preview 2015: more books for young people

Spring preview 2015: more books for young people | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
LIFE AFTER SEVEN
The Seven Series and its follow-up, Seven Sequels, have been smash hits for Orca Book Publishers. Two of the contributing authors have titles out with the publisher this spring.
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Sweetness and quirk on the Canadian prairies - Evening Standard

Sweetness and quirk on the Canadian prairies - Evening Standard | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (Fig Tree, £12.99)
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A novel debut for John Vaillant - The Globe and Mail

A novel debut for John Vaillant - The Globe and Mail | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The subject matter in John Vaillant’s The Jaguar’s Children is inspired by the author’s time living in Mexico
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Sequence

Sequence | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The 19th poetry title by the former Griffin Poetry Prize winner and one of the country's most revered living poets, Sequence offers a haunting world of intense observation.
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Party of One by Michael Harris: Review | Toronto Star

Party of One by Michael Harris: Review | Toronto Star | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Author draws a portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who he believes is a clear and present danger to Canada's democracy.
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The CBC Creative Non-fiction contest offers $10,000 in prizes; Fourth Genre offers $1,000 prize

The CBC Creative Non-fiction contest offers $10,000 in prizes; Fourth Genre offers $1,000 prize | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The CBC Creative Non-fiction ContestSubmit your original, unpublished work of creative nonfiction between 1200 and 1500 words.Competition runs from January 1 to March 1.All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.While the...
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Award-Winning Novelist Javier Marías on Growing Up with Too Many Books

Award-Winning Novelist Javier Marías on Growing Up with Too Many Books | Canadian literature | Scoop.it

My house was one long obstacle course. Books became rugs, tables, sofas—I became used to negotiating words, so I have a deep-rooted lack of respect for writers.


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An Afternoon with the 2015 Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence - Courier Islander

The Museum at Campbell River invites the community to an 'Afternoon with Haig-Brown Writer In Residence David Carpenter', to be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The author will read . . .
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The plot thickens - Winnipeg Free Press

The plot thickens - Winnipeg Free Press | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Guy Maddin's latest movie features an elaborate story and an even more complicated shooting process
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In If I Fall, If I Die, a boy with an agoraphobic mother discovers the world ... - The Globe and Mail

In If I Fall, If I Die, a boy with an agoraphobic mother discovers the world ... - The Globe and Mail | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Much like Michael Christie’s first book, this new book is really a story of education
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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper - book review: A long ... - The Independent

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper - book review: A long ... - The Independent | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
There’s something of a vogue for narratives about walking: witness Rachel Joyce’s bestselling novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, now a movie, Wild.
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Buried in Print review Between Clay and Dust

Buried in Print review Between Clay and Dust | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
January.23.2015. Buried in Print reviews Between Clay and Dust And today, Buried in Print draws parallels between Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s Between Clay and Dust and Laird Hunt’s Neverhome: “it is as though these two tales, preoccupied with borders,...
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John Vaillant's 'The Jaguar's Children' gives voice to human trafficking victims - Brandon Sun

John Vaillant's 'The Jaguar's Children' gives voice to human trafficking victims - Brandon Sun | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Human trafficking is the focus of acclaimed non-fiction writer John Vaillant's debut novel... - Entertainment Breaking News - Brandon Sun.
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BC Reads author loves to hear reader opinions - Battle Creek Enquirer

BC Reads author loves to hear reader opinions - Battle Creek Enquirer | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Christina Baker Kline is coming to Battle Creek to talk about her book, “Orphan Train.”
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Where the Words End and My Body Begins

Where the Words End and My Body Begins | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Amber Dawn's first full-length book of poetry is a suite of poems written as an homage to -- and an interaction with -- a number of legendary and emerging queer poets.
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