The CBC is reporting that Margaret Atwood has spoken forcefully against the Harper Government's cuts to arts funding. Speaking with CBC radio prior to the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal, she said:
"They basically just hate us... you know itís people who have never seen any arts in their own lives ó they would rather not have gardens, they would rather have parking lots. They just think itís a frill probably."
Martel, Atwood, who's next?Link to CBC article.
Previously: Yan Martel to Stephen Harper.
Yann Martel is sending Stephen Harper a book every two weeks:
a book that has been known to expand stillness. That book will be inscribed and will be accompanied by a letter I will have written. I will faithfully report on every new book, every inscription, every letter, and any response I might get from the Prime Minister, on this website."The first book was The Death of Ivan Ilych, by . You can track progress here. Via 50 Books.
Locus Magazine has released its annual shortlists for Best Fantasy Novel, Best Science Fiction Novel and Best First Novel, among others. This years nominees include Charles Stross, Gene Wolfe and Terry Pratchett
Sherman Alexie, author of Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, has two projects in the works for Marvel Comics, a mini-series featuring native american X-Man Forge, and a mature readers Daredevil story for Marvel's MAX imprint.
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