Dreams and Nightmares: the Long and Short of It

2019-11-20T12:30:40-05:00

Yesterday, I chatted about one of my favourites from this year’s Giller Prize longlist. Tomorrow, I’ll be chatting about the most talked-about from this year’s longlist, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, as part of #MARM Margaret Atwood Reading Month. So, today, the other books on the longlist, the ones I haven’t

Dreams and Nightmares: the Long and Short of It2019-11-20T12:30:40-05:00

On Longlists and Linked Story Collections

2019-11-20T12:32:06-05:00

On Monday night, the winner of the Giller Prize was announced. When I was a younger reader, I believed there was a perfect alchemical wonder which was suitably rewarded as a winner from a shortlist of contenders for a literary prize; when I grew up, I realized that there

On Longlists and Linked Story Collections2019-11-20T12:32:06-05:00

Shadow Giller: Stephen Price’s Lampedusa (2019)

2019-11-15T12:37:31-05:00

There is a line in Stephen Price’s 2016 novel, By Gaslight, which seems to suit his new novel generally: “Everything is about the dead.” And another which seems even more appropriate: “The truth that is found in a story is a different kind of truth, but it is not

Shadow Giller: Stephen Price’s Lampedusa (2019)2019-11-15T12:37:31-05:00

Shadow Giller: David Bezmozgis’ Immigrant City (2019)

2019-11-01T13:52:34-05:00

Along the way, I’ve missed only one of David Bezmozgis’ books. The last novel of his I read was The Free World and, reading through the quotations I saved from that reading, I was struck by how many older passages resonate with this new collection. Here is one which

Shadow Giller: David Bezmozgis’ Immigrant City (2019)2019-11-01T13:52:34-05:00