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Just in time for holiday-shopping season, Amazon and Hachette Book Group have announced that the two companies have signed a new multi-year contract that will allow Hachette to set prices on its ebooks, essentially br...

November 13, 2014 | Filed under: Book news


The long poem Traverse, written mostly in a one-day marathon, presented an opportunity to reflect on more than 30 years as a practising poet, writes George Elliott Clarke Traverse is a happy accident. I wrote…

March 21, 2014 | Filed under: Book news, Libraries

By David Macfarlane

Following more than a decade after his Scotiabank Giller Prize–nominated debut Summer Gone, David Macfarlane’s second novel – a meditation on beauty in art, history, nature, landscape, and relationsh...

February 20, 2014 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Paulette Jiles

Poet, novelist, and memoirist Paulette Jiles stakes out new ground in her latest novel, eschewing her preferred mode of historical fiction in favour of literary dystopia. In Lighthouse Island, Jiles tells the story of...

November 13, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Alison MacLeod

In Unexploded, which was longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, life in 1940 Brighton is tense and terrifying. Following the German invasion of France, the English city becomes focused on a potential incursion from...

November 13, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Dan Vyleta

“When I set out to write The Crooked Maid,” says Dan Vyleta in the acknowledgements to his 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize–nominated novel, “I had contracted the Balzacian bug.” Vyleta&rsquo...

November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels