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Born in Dublin in 1969, EMMA DONOGHUE is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright who lives in Canada. Her novel Room won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada/Caribbean) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. Read More
Since 2014, LYNN HENRY, Publishing Director, has overseen Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, and its distinguished literary list. Read More
LEACH, SARA is the author of eight books for children, including her current novel for young readers, Penguin Days. Its companion book, Slug Days, was a finalist for the Foreword Indie Book Award for Juvenile Fiction and nominated for the Chocolate Lily Book Award. Read More
BILL RICHARDSON lives in southwestern Manitoba, in the rural municipality of Louise, and in Vancouver’s West End, which is where the eight linked stories in his new collection, I Saw Three Ships (Talonbooks) are set. Read More
RICHARD VAN CAMP is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, he is a member of the Dogrib (TłĮchǫ) Dene Nation. Read More
JAMES WALT is one of the country’s leading chefs, cookbook authors, and a “farm-to-table” pioneer who inspires guests with regional cuisine based on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Read More
JOHNSTONE, VICI has worked in theatre, radio, television, film and digital media. She entered the publishing industry in 2006 when she was hired by Harbour Publishing as the production manager, and later the managing editor and general manager. She purchased Caitlin Press in 2008. Read More
“There is no longer any such thing as fiction or non-fiction: there’s only narrative.” E.L. Doctorow
Mr. Doctorow could be right. I’m not sure, but as promised I will outline my recommendations for the non-fiction reads I’ve enjoyed in the latter part of 2016. Read More
“First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him.” Ray Bradbury
Easier said than done, Mr. Bradbury, but some authors did just that, very successfully, this year. Here is my list of the novels I enjoyed in the last half of 2016. Read More
Genre: Creative Non-Fiction.
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