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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

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Perhaps the biggest surprise in a stellar year for Canadian fiction was that the most celebrated novel was actually released in 2001. Yann Martel’s Life of Pi was virtually ignored by critics and prize juries ... Read More »

June 24, 2013 | Filed under: Book news

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Esi Edugyan has made the Orange Prize for Fiction shortlist. The award celebrates excellence, originality, and accessibility in women's writing. Edugyan's novel Half-Blood Blues (Thomas Allen Publishers) will compete against Anne Enright's The Forgotten Waltz, ... Read More »

April 17, 2012 | Filed under: Awards