Weekend ReLit Sampler: On a Bookish Plate

2015-08-13T15:38:08-05:00

The ReLit Awards, founded by Kenneth J. Harvey, are considered Canada's "pre-eminent literary prize recognizing independent presses" (taken from the prize's website, where you will also find longlists and shortlists: lots of good reading).  Serving today, a plateful of the 2013 Short Fiction winner (Ian Rogers' Every House Is Haunted)

Weekend ReLit Sampler: On a Bookish Plate2015-08-13T15:38:08-05:00

Lynn Crosbie’s Life Is About Losing Everything (2012)

2020-09-30T08:28:15-05:00

"You don't know how to life your life anymore and you start drowning in it." House of Anansi, 2012 That's the thing about depression, Lynn Crosbie explains in an interview with Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio. She describes what happens when you really start looking at the world, with

Lynn Crosbie’s Life Is About Losing Everything (2012)2020-09-30T08:28:15-05:00

Lisa Moore’s Alligator (2004)

2014-07-11T16:54:32-05:00

When readers look into the eye of Lisa Moore's fiction, they are changed. House of Anansi, 2004 "I knelt down near the fence and looked into the eye of a giant alligator that was very near the fence. The alligator did not move and did not move. I

Lisa Moore’s Alligator (2004)2014-07-11T16:54:32-05:00

Weekend Sampler: Featuring Edward Riche’s Easy to Like

2014-03-20T14:55:37-05:00

"Reality is for people who can't handle fiction -- and that is mostly everybody." Elliot Johnson has been writing screenplays in LA, but he's been having trouble selling his fictions. House of Anansi, 2011 That's Elliot Johnson. Or Elliot Johnston, or Elliot Jonson: it depends which document you're

Weekend Sampler: Featuring Edward Riche’s Easy to Like2014-03-20T14:55:37-05:00

Memory, regret, dying, avalanches: quintessential Canlit

2020-09-24T09:50:18-05:00

Dundurn, 2011 The ReLit shortlist was announced earlier this week, but I'm still reading from the longlist. Farzana Doctor's Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn, 2011) was also nominated for the Toronto Book Award. That's fitting because the setting plays an important role in this story, but much of the drama

Memory, regret, dying, avalanches: quintessential Canlit2020-09-24T09:50:18-05:00
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