The Advent Book Blog is a blog featuring bookish holiday gift ideas, recommended by authors, publishers, booksellers and other.

On December 6, 2010, Carmel Purkis recommended Clockfire, Jonathan Ball's collection of impossible plays. Here's what she has to say:

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The holidays are nearly here! And whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmukkah or Festivus, Coach House Books has what you need for the readers on your gift list. But as if finding the perfect gift weren't incentive enough, Coach House is holding a special Holiday Pyramid Scheme Sale this December!

The Warwick Prize for Writing, a unique prize launched in 2009, today announces a longlist which includes anthropologists and chemists challenging novelists and poets for the coveted prize of £50,000.

This biennial prize, run by the University of Warwick, stands out as an international cross-disciplinary award open to substantial pieces of writing in the English language, in any genre or form. The theme for the 2011 prize is ‘Colour’.

On November 23, Gary Barwin launched The Porcupinity of the Stars in Hamilton, and the Hamilton Spectator covered the event.

Brendan Gall (Minor Complications) recently spoke to Jon Kaplan of NOW Magazine about the process of writing 'Wide Awake Hearts.'

Rachel Zolf recently read Neighbour Procedure in its entirety at the Holloway Series in Poetry at UC Berkeley, and now you can watch it online!

Martín Waldman of The Newspaper, the University of Toronto's independent weekly, covered the Local Motion launch.

Jonathan Ball recently spoke with Mark Medley of the National Post about rap, impossible theatre and his new book Clockfire.

The latest Eye Weekly includes an article on Local Motion and the 'DIY revolutionaries' who work to make things happen in Toronto with or without the support of city hall.