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The Turks were right. The film Midnight Express wasn't an accurate or fair portrayal of Turkey. If it were, the hash smuggler wouldn't get thrown into a hellish prison, a novelist would. A few months…

July 7, 2006 | Filed under: Industry news


It's one of our culture's most cherished beliefs that since people don't want to think too hard or get too bummed out in the sunshine, mass-market commercial fiction will hold sway in the summertime. So…

May 24, 2006 | Filed under: Uncategorized


In Other Media probably isn't the place for this, but it makes fun of David Caruso's tremendously cheesy performance on CSI: Miami, which is the most hilariously over-the-top acting just about anywhere. And it's from&...

May 12, 2006 | Filed under: Book news

By Ami McKay

Although she is Knopf’s New Face of Fiction for 2006, Ami McKay springs from a venerable tradition of Maritime storytelling. Her engaging first novel, set in rural Nova Scotia around the time of the First…

February 27, 2006 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels


Following his participation in Humber College's first summer publishing workshop, writer Hal Niedzviecki has turned his experiences -- he served as one of three judges of the students' final projects, along with Kim M...

October 13, 2005 | Filed under: Industry news

By Maryann Kovalski

In the early 1920s, my mother learned to read using New Canadian Readers, collections that included a rich selection of folk tales, nursery rhymes, legends, fables, hymns, poetry, and original fiction. She considered ...

March 1, 2004 | Filed under: Picture Books


A 33-year-old Toronto lawyer has bought book packager Madison Press Books and is replacing Al Cummings as president and CEO, though Cummings will remain with the company as chairman.The new owner is Brian Soye, a…

February 25, 2004 | Filed under: Book news