Author and book publisher The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys Through Central Europe's Troubled Past and Uncertain Future. , founded Key Porter Books in 1982, in 1991, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for bring international attention to Canadian books. The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing carries a $25,000 purse.
The other finalists are,
, for The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie.
, for Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America.
, for Harperland: The Politics of Control.
, for Arrival City: The Final Migration and our Next World.
I fall in love with most books I am reading. I am steadfastly fickle in this matter. Whittling out recommendations from my night table stacks is a daunting task, so I have chosen a few special books that have contributed to my journey as a writer. These works not only delighted me as a reader, but also informed my own endeavours - made me ask the questions: How did the author craft this offering? How did they evoke emotion? Conjure humanity? How did they convince me of the authenticity of their created worlds? (With apologies to those omitted, including Shakespeare and Atwood).Categories: Reviews, Discussions, Authors, Night Table Recommendations
The regional shortlists for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize have been announced, and Canadian books have swept this year's nominations for best book and best first book for the Canadian and Caribbean region.
The nominees for best book from Canada and the Caribbean are:
The Sky Is Falling by
The Master of Happy Endings by
In The Fabled East by
The Death of Donna Whalen by
Mr. Shakespeare's Bastard by
The nominees for best first book from Canada and the Caribbean are:
Bird Eat Bird by
Doing Dangerously Well by
Mennonites Don't Dance by
Light Lifting by
This Cake is for the Party by
The winners of the regional categories, who will go on to compete against writers from across the Commonwealth, will be announced on March 3.
Mordecai: The Life and Times at a lunchtime ceremony in Toronto today. He beat out for On the Farm, for Defiant Spirits, for The Geography of Arrival, and for The Love Queen of Malabar. Each of the runner-up authors will take home $2,000.was awarded this year's $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction for his biography Categories: Awards
British author Redwall children's fantasy series, has died suddenly at age 71. The creator of the 21 story series, which sold an estimated 20 million copies, passed away on February 5., renowned for his bestselling Categories: Authors
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