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Ask writers about the granting system in Canada, which last year dished out more than $5-million to Canada’s English-language authors, and in all likelihood you’ll get an earful. Grants are supposed to support writers and ... Read More »

June 24, 2013 | Filed under: Awards

By David Nickle

David Nickle’s latest novel, a thriller with fantasy elements, is overly long and has a highly convoluted plot, both of which serve to undermine the suspense. Rasputin’s Bastards involves several groups of bad guys working ... Read More »

August 15, 2012 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Brad Smith

No disrespect is intended in saying that this book, announced as the first in a new series featuring rugged handyman and amateur sleuth Virgil Cain, reads like the tenth. Brad Smith, former railway signalman, bartender, ... Read More »

February 7, 2012 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels