Apr 11, 2021
Only seventeen women have won the Nobel Prize for Literature since it started in 1901. That's 17 out of 119 winners. In order to rectify this imbalance, an important new prize has been established. The Carol Shields Prize for Fiction is "the first English-language literary award to celebrate creativity and excellence...
Apr 5, 2021
Dan Mozersky enjoyed a long and fruitful career in Canada's retail book industry. As a founding member of Indigo Books & Music's executive team he was instrumental in turning the company's vision into reality.
During the 1990s he served as manager of U.S. Operations for Classic Books in New York. Prior to this he...
Apr 1, 2021
Bill Waiser is a western Canadian historian. He has published more than a dozen books– many of them prize-winning. A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905, for example, won the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.
Bill has been appointed to the Order of Canada, awarded the Saskatchewan...
Mar 29, 2021
Mar 28, 2021
Novelist, screenwriter and essayist Larry
McMurtry is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning
1985 novel Lonesome Dove, a sweeping historical epic
that follows ex-Texas Rangers as they drive cattle from the Rio
Grande to Montana. (Update: Larry died
yesterday, March 25, 2021).
He grew up on a ranch outside of Archer...