Mini Update Sticky Post: October 16, 2018 Reading selections from the CanLit prizelists, I’ve just finished Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (longlisted for the Giller, shortlisted for the Governor General’s) and Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black (nominated for everything, or so it seems). . Now I’m reading in a flurry: Kathy Page’s Dear Evelyn (shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust), Angie Abdou’s memoir, Home Ice, and Thea Lim’s An Ocean of Minutes (longlisted for the Giller). Elizabeth Arthur’s Antarctic Navigation has been on my shelves, unread, since 1994, but it is just wonderful: slow and dense and snowy: I am lost in it, in the best way.
Reading Mavis Gallant, one story at a time: From the Fifteenth District begins on November 1st
Exploring my grandmother’s copies of Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna stories. (I’ve just finished reading the 16th volume.)
How about you: what are you reading these days, and what are you looking forward to reading soon?