Highlights / literature

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canada’s prestigious literary awards announced

They’re called the Governor-General’s Literary awards, and they are the highlight of the literary scene in Canada. The winners were announced last night and Guy Vanderhaeghe won the 2015 prize for fiction for his book called Daddy Lenin and Other »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Shortlist announced for biggest historical literature prize

Biggest award in the World. Worth US $75,000, the Canadian-based Cundill prize is the most prestigious award for historical literature in the world. From an initial international submission of 159 books, the shortlist of six has just been announced. The »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Honouring an author- tribute to Moredecai Richler

He was one of Canada’s internationally renowned authors with his works translated into several languages. Mordecai Richler who died in 2001, was also a screenwriter and well-known and highly respected essayist. In one of his collections, Belling the Cat (1998) »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

One very good year for debut novelist

“This year has been a complete remaking of my professional life.”  Sean Michaels still appears to be part stunned, part amused, but entirely delighted by what 2014 brought him. The Scottish-born, Ottawa-raised, Montreal-based journalist has been writing for years.  Articles »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Alice Munro: Hope this makes people see the short story as an important art

“It is so surprising, and so wonderful,” Alice Munro told the first reporter who called her after she had been woken with the news she had won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday (October 10). And the surprise was »