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‘Anne of Green Gables’ author featured in new video

After several rejections, a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery was published in 1908, became wildly popular, and launched a career which included 20 novels adapted into at least 36 languages. The novel Anne of Greene Gables is still» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Golden Globe author shuns awards show due to Muslim ban

The animated film “The Breadwinner” was based on a book written by Canadian author Deborah Ellis but even though it was nominated for a Golden Globe she says she will not go to the awards show because of U.S. President» 

Arts and Entertainment

Richest Canadian literary prize awarded to Michael Redhill

At a lavish gala in Toronto, an emotional Michael Redhill accepted the Giller Prize saying: “For the people in my life, thank you for accepting me for the deranged person that I am.” He won $100,000 for his novel called» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Novel tells of recent refugees and past slavery in Malta

When she arrived in Malta ten years ago, two things shocked Canadian author Ami Sands Brodoff; the  horror stories of refugees coming by boat and the history of Jews who were enslaved there in the 17th and 18th centuries. Author» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New novel looks at time travel and responsibility

One of the realities almost always overlooked in science fiction is that if you went back in time, even a few seconds, you wouldn’t end up a few seconds earlier where you’re sitting, but possibly a few blocks away. If» 

Arts and Entertainment

Novel predicts sex with robots, insects as food, and chaos

John Redstone did not intend to predict the future in his novel “Christ came from Croydon” but, as in the book, the gap between rich and poor has grown, and the anger and resentment towards the rich has had shocking» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Diverse Canada a great place to be a writer: award nominee

Madeleine Thien is one of two Canadian authors short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes and on the short list for Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, is an» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

George Elliot Clarke- “the Motorcyclist” novel

George Elliot Clarke is a man of many words. Staunchly proud of his “africadian” roots in Nova Scotia, Clarke has gone from literary success to literary success. His latest work is a novel loosely based on the life of his» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

BHM: George Elliot Clarke: The Motorcyclist (novel)

George Elliot Clarke is a man of many words. Staunchly proud of his “africadian” roots in Nova Scotia, Clarke has gone from literary success to literary success. His latest work is a novel loosely based on the life of his» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

World-famous Canadian author writes graphic novels

Acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood is writing a series of novels illustrated in comic strip format, the first of which will be published in the latter half of 2016. The first of a three-volume set will be called Angel Catbird»