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By Kenneth Oppel

While Kenneth Oppel may be known for his brisk plots and inventive premises, he reveals himself as a modern-day Farley Mowat in his latest effort, an all-Canadian thriller set in the late 18oos against the…

March 7, 2014 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Louis Hamelin; Wayne Grady, trans.

There are legions of people who believe that Elvis is still alive, JFK was shot by the Russians, and the CIA orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Closer to home, conspiracy theorists believe the 1970 October…

February 20, 2014 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels


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 sup...

June 24, 2013 | Filed under: Awards


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&he...

June 24, 2013 | Filed under: Book news