Open Book Toronto talks to the executor of Daniel Jones's literary estate, Jeffrey Canton, about the difficulties associated with re-releasing a deceased author's work. Canton also reflects on the glory days of the Toronto punk scene, Jones's public and private personas, and the sudden resurgence of interest in the Toronto writer's legacy.
Congratulations, André! His gorgeous novel, Pastoral, is a finalist for the esteemed Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two major prizes for excellence in Canadian fiction: the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books.
September 30th, 2014 marks the 70th birthday of bpNichol, born Barrie Phillip Nichol in Vancouver, British Columbia. His writing is engaged with what he called ‘borderblur’: in his lifetime he wrote (somewhere between) poetry, novels, short fiction, children’s books, musical scores, comic book art, collage/assemblage, and computer texts.
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