The winner of this year's RBC Taylor Prize, which is awarded for Canadian literary non-fiction that "best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception," has been announced.
Congratulations to author, lecturer, and broadcaster Thomas King, who won the $25,000 prize for his book The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.
You can read more about King's book and his win on the Taylor Prize website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Publishing News
In partnership with Winnipeg's Classic 107, we're proud to present our Classical CD of the Week...
The Benedictines of Mary's Lent at Ephesus
The nuns of the Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus -- the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles -- based in Missouri, sing the divine office eight times a day. It was only natural that they should record some of their work for close friends and benefactors, which they have done a few times since 2008. In 2012, a recording for the wider public was made, entitled Advent at Ephesus. It contains a mixture of Gregorian chants and hymns used during the season immediately preceding Christmas, as well as a few carols in English. The blending of the female voices gives a different, yet just as pleasing, perspective to this music, which is more often heard performed by male voices.
Look for our Classical CD of the Week display in the Music section of our Grant Park store to pick up a copy!Categories: Music, Winnipeg, Classic107
We've just updated our Toys & Activities: Highlights category with the latest -- you guessed it -- toys, activity sets, and other kids products featured in the March/April edition of our newsletter, The Bookseller.Categories: Site News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Newsletter
David Carpenter continues his fascinating look at the development of Saskatchewan writing and writers in The Literary History of Saskatchewan Volume 2: Progressions.
Progressions presents another batch of erudite and entertaining essays on a variety of topics covering Saskatchewan's literary development, as well as tributes to some of the major contributors to that history, and a pictorial glimpse into the past.
Writers stopped using typewriters, and even moved beyond the Kaypro computer box for their compositions. The Saskatchewan School of the Arts was shut down, ending the Fort San writing experience. But the Sage Hill Writing Experience quickly rose to replace it. Saskatchewan literary presses found their feet and published important and lasting books. A wave of new writers joined the founders of the province's literary tradition. Responding to this growth in the community, the Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Saskatchewan Festival of Words in Moose Jaw came into being.
The Saskatchewan writing community stormed out of the 20th Century in a frenzy of creativity and accomplishment.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
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