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Maidenhead among The National Post's most anticipated books of 2012!

Mark Medley, books editor at the National Post, listed his top twelve most-anticipated books of 2012, and included Tamara Faith Berger's novel, Maidenhead, alongside new titles by Linden McIntyre, Steven Heighton, Emily Schultz and Vincent Lam.

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National Post gives Gabe Foreman stamp of approval

By Michael Lista
National Post
June 25 2011

There is a photograph you should see of an archaeological dig from the summer of 2006; four men and two women recline together on the side of a dirt hill. It is a summer day and by the shadows it looks about noon. Something about their pose suggests Whitman, or Vishnu dreaming the universe. Everyone is smiling in that recognizably genuine way from which we may infer that either someone has succeeded in deploying a joke, or that everyone is just, in this moment, actually happy. A little placard lies beneath them and reads BAWK-13 Class of 2006.

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National Post talks about bringing Jones back to life

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, the National Post investigated the renewed interest in the work of late Toronto/Hamilton author Jones, including the new reissue of The Brave Never Write Poetry:

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Sean Dixon talks about revenge to the National Post

The week of May 9, 2011, Sean Dixon, author of The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn, is writing about revenge and his novel at the National Post's 'Afterword' blog.

He's asked other writers about 'the perfect revenge,' as well as provided interesting background information on some of the references that inform his brand-new novel.

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The National Post reviews Monoceros

By Brett Josef Grubisic
National Post
May 6 2011

Suzette Mayr stomps all over cherished myths about the innate niceness and world-class tolerance of Canadians in her spellbinding and playful tragicomic novel Monoceros. A stylistic tour de force that depicts fuming volcanic emotions — rage, grief, regret — Monoceros is unsettling and harsh, a compelling dark vision of human nature that nevertheless tentatively points to the possibility of redemption.

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The National Post reviews The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn

By David Berry
National Post
April 30 2011

A fire-breathing, tattooed flaneur takes the title of Sean Dixon’s second novel, but the eponymous character of The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn feels like a MacGuffin for the real hero here: Toronto, but in the more general sense, cities, in all their messy, mixed-up glory. Nothing in the novel is as alive as the setting; like an aimless walk down a bustling street, the scenery is more interesting than where you end up.

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National Post asks Mayr and Dixon for their spring fiction picks

In the National Post's books section on Saturday, March 12, they asked the authors of some of this spring's most anticipated books (including Monoceros's Suzette Mayr and The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn's Sean Dixon) to tell them the books they arere most looking forward to reading this Spring.

Here were Suzette Mayr's and Sean Dixon's responses:

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The National Post loves 'bitingly funny' Lemon

By Cecily Ross
National Post
Saturday, January 9, 2010

As coming-of-age novels go, Cordelia Strube’s vivid portrayal of a teenage girl searching for her true mother places the genre firmly in the peculiar times in which we live. In their initiation into the world of adults, the literary adolescents created in what we like to think of as simpler times — the Holden Caulfields, Scout Finches and Huck Finns — moved from innocence to experience and from youthful idealism to budding pragmatism. The denouement became the tenuous reconciliation of disillusionment with hope, a fine balance that is necessary to sustain us all.

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Matthew Tierney interviewed by the National Post

Matthew Tierney (The Hayflick Limit) is the latest Coach House poet to take the National Post's National Poetry Month questionnaire. Tierney talks about his favourite poets, his train tour with Jeramy Dodds and the state of poetry:

Q: What's the most exciting thing happening in poetry these days?

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Margaret Christakos interviewed by the National Post

Margaret Christakos, the author of seven poetry collections (including 2008's What Stirs) takes the National Post's National Poetry Month questionnaire and reveals her democratic approach to readership:

Q: If you could get everyone in the world to read one poem, what would it be?

A: That's just not a project I'm interested in.

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