Shadow Giller: Ian Williams’ Reproduction (2019)

2019-10-21T13:49:25-05:00

Ian Williams landed in my stack with his longlisting for the ReLit Award in 2011. This is why I read prizelists: they encourage me to read in different directions, when left to my own devices, I sometimes plod along, in familiar reading territory, simply out of habit. The title

Shadow Giller: Ian Williams’ Reproduction (2019)2019-10-21T13:49:25-05:00

Thoughts on Reading as a Shadow Giller Jury Member

2018-12-05T16:05:29-05:00

Let’s start with the obvious: it’s not perfect. This whole question of a literary prizelist. A prizelist is going to reflect many different things, from the jurors’ preferences to the prize founders’ or administrators’ networks, from the cultural zeitgeist to the political climate. It is unlikely to reflect any

Thoughts on Reading as a Shadow Giller Jury Member2018-12-05T16:05:29-05:00

Participants’ Links for #MARM November 2018

2018-11-30T19:54:53-05:00

Thanks to everyone who participated in Margaret Atwood Reading Month and contributed their enthusiasm, interest and experience to making the event a success. And to Naomi: a stellar co-host and co-reader and co-everythinger.  We’ve collaborated on this link collection, so we’re cross-posting. Please let us know if we’ve missed

Participants’ Links for #MARM November 20182018-11-30T19:54:53-05:00

Toronto International Festival of Authors 2018: Photos and Quotations

2018-11-29T12:37:22-05:00

This year, the Toronto International Festival of Authors ran from October 18th through the 28th. I’ve covered this event through the years in a variety of ways, some official (in 2013 I contributed reviews to the festival site professionally – like this one – and in 2016 I

Toronto International Festival of Authors 2018: Photos and Quotations2018-11-29T12:37:22-05:00

Shadow Giller: Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (2012; Trans. Peter McCambridge, 2018)

2018-11-17T16:06:21-05:00

Shadow Giller review contents: In Short, a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail, elaborating on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable (perhaps only interesting for others who have read the book or who have an interest more mechanical aspects of

Shadow Giller: Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (2012; Trans. Peter McCambridge, 2018)2018-11-17T16:06:21-05:00