On Monday, December 27, 2010, Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick announced her list of the 'best arts-and-smarts people' of 2010. Alongside American novelist Joyce Carol Oates and Obama assistant Elizabeth Warren was Lemon author Cordelia Strube.

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As 2010 comes to an end, blogs are compiling their 'best of the year' lists. And there's a lot of love for Rachel Zolf's Neighbour Procedure.

The North of Invention festival presents 10 Canadian poets working at the cutting edge of contemporary poetic practice, bringing them first to the Kelly Writers House, then to Poets' House in New York City for two days of readings, presentations and discussion in each location.

Book Madam Julie Wilson is also the Publicity Instigator for She recently sat down with author Andrew Kaufman and narrator Gordon Mackenzie to talk about the new audio version of All My Friends Are Superheroes.

Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg) has won the Bell Award in Video Art! The $10,000 prize is given by the Canada Council for the Arts for exceptional contribution by a Canadian video artist to the advancement of video art.

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Mike Williams of 'One Planet,' a program on the BBC World Service, recently visited Toronto, and took a tour of the PATH system with Shawn Micallef (Stroll).

'Mike Williams: Do you like cities?

Jonathan Ball (Clockfire) recently sat down with Benjamin Miller of The Manitoban to talk about inspiration, education and how to be a writer.

Heather Mallick of the Toronto Star has published her top picks for holiday, and Cordelia Strube's Lemon is on it. Here's what she has to say about the book:

Uptown's Quentin Mills-Fenn recently spoke to Jon Paul Fiorentino (Indexical Elegies) about Winnipeg, elegies and his brand-new book of poetry.