The 15th year of Canada Reads is upon us, bringing together books all about transformation and second chances. Recently CBC Radio unveiled the 2016 panel:
- Bruce Poon Tip, defending Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
- Farah Mohamed, defending Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz
- Clara Hughes, defending The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
- Adam "Edge" Copeland, defending Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter
- Vinay Virmani, defending The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami
The debates will take place on CBC Radio March 21st to the 24th, 2016, with author, broadcaster, and previous Canada Reads winner Wab Kinew returning as host.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
China Miéville, whose works include Three Moments of an Explosion, The City & The City, Embassytown, Railsea, and Perdido Street Station, is an award-winning English fantasy fiction writer. He is fond of describing his work as “weird fiction” (after early twentieth century pulp and horror writers such as H. P. Lovecraft), and belongs to a loose group of writers sometimes called New Weird who consciously attempt to move fantasy away from commercial clichés of the genre. He has stood for the House of Commons for the Socialist Alliance, and published a book on Marxism and international law. He teaches creative writing at Warwick University.
His new book, This Census-Taker, is a poignant and uncanny novella that opens in a remote house on a hilltop where a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries, and fails, to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month
Please note our special hours and closures in December:
Christmas Eve: open 9 am to 5 pm
Christmas Day: closed
Boxing Day, Grant Park: open 10 am to 6 pm
Boxing Day, Saskatoon: open 11 am to 6 pm
New Year's Eve: open 9 am to 5 pm
New Year's Day: closed
Otherwise, our hours of operation remain the same as ever.Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The holidays are coming, and so are the deadlines for special ordering books.
As a rule of thumb, we consider December 10th as the last day we can order a book and have it arrive before Christmas. We will still gladly take orders after this date, but we cannot guarantee they will arrive before Christmas.
Nevertheless, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible with orders you intend to give as gifts. Some publishers take longer to ship, and weather is always a concern this time of year.
Please contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore if you have any questions, or if you'd like to place an order. We can set up orders in person, over the phone, via email, or through our web store.Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The Giller Prize strives to highlight and honour the best in Canadian fiction each year, awarding the winner $100,000 and each finalist $10,000. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994.
This news comes just after Alexis' win of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize last week, which was awarded for the same book. So it seems safe to say that Fifteen Dogs is well worth the read.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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