Recenty, David McGimpsey sat down with The Mackinac to talk about his primary poetic subject (American pop culture); the influence of francophone language (David is an English poet living in Montreal); (physical) form and content ("Because every idea of Coach House's production is met to execute artistic vision, working with them has easiy been the most rewarding professional experience I've had in my life as a writer.
On July 2, Jon Chan Simpson, author of Chinkstar, talked to CBC Books about how he wrote his first novel, one that required him to invent his "own lexicon—from 'kung pao reflux' to 'stick literacy' (chopstick, that is)."
This morning, the Betty Mitchell Awards Board of Directors announced the nominations for the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards, a prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in Calgary professional theatre.
More accolades for The Ward, this time from the Sunday Edition's Michael Enright, who says that the book of photographs and essays that illustrate the fascinating history of Toronto's first immigrant neighborhood "should be of interest to Canadians anywhere, reminding us that we all came from some place else."
Hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Speaker's Book Award recognizes works by Ontario authors that reflects the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents. The winner will be announced in March 2016.
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