Curb Your Enthusiasm, Eh?

By Stan Persky | 2010 May 27

Reading Canadian writing. The conversation continues.

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Germans and Indians

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2010 May 26

Norbert Ruebsaat files a remarkable report on what it’s like to be German amongst the aboriginal and other native peoples on Canada’s West Coast.

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By Jean Baird | 2010 May 2

1975 I’ve been at this project now for months, reading the shortlisted and winning books. In order to meet the demands of a prize that requires reading 100 or more books, considering the time allotted, jurors must be reading 5 or more books a week. I’m not convinced that is possible—or desirable. How do judges…

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Adrift on the Ark

By Vivien Lougheed | 2010 May 2

Vivien Lougheed reads Margaret Thompson’s animal stories, and thinks about the distance from here to Eden.

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Albert James Nielsen, March 14, 1944-March 30, 2010

By Brian Fawcett | 2010 April 28

My oldest friend, Don White, forwarded an obituary to me from the Prince George Citizen the other day. It was for Butch Nielsen, a man both of us were equally close to in our formative last two years of high school and for a few years after that. Butch and I were similar in several…

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Letter from Berlin: Ashes to Ashes

By Stan Persky | 2010 April 22

Ashes over Europe, ashes under Europe. From the skies of the continent to the burial grounds of Poland.

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A New, Better Way to Read Canada’s Novels

By Gordon Lockheed | 2010 March 27

Rigelhof on the good, the better, and the best.

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Offended Turf

By Margaret Randall | 2010 March 20

Margaret Randall at the wall in the desert.

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By Jean Baird | 2010 March 17

Jean Baird continues her analysis of the Booker Prize nominees, winners and juries–and provides an overview of the “Prize Culture” Canadian publishing has created.

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