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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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The Edmonton Journal is reporting that Robert Kroetsch has died. The distinguished Alberta author, who won the Governor General's Literary Award for the novel The Studhorse Man (1969), was returning from a literary festival in ... Read More »

June 22, 2011 | Filed under: Book news