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Goose Lane Editions wins Redgee Award!

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The creative team extraordinaire at Goose Lane Editions has won a Redgee Award!The Canadian Regional Design Awards (the Redgees) 2013/14 were announced in Toronto on Monday April 28th to a packed crowd of top designers from across the country in attendance to celebrate the best in Canadian design. Goose Lane’s Creative Director, Julie Scriver, was on hand to pick up the award for Print Design, Best…

Newfoundland’s new alternative newspaper

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Atlantic Books Today’s Current Affairs columnist, author Chad Pelley, has earned a reputation as a respected book blogger through his Salty Ink website. Now, after five years online, Salty Ink has closed its (virtual) doors as Pelley turns his efforts to running an alternative newspaper and website in St. John’s, NL. The Overcast covers the book world, music, food, and arts and culture in Newfoundland and…

New blood at Goose Lane

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Goose Lane Editions in Fredericton recently welcomed April Penney as its new Publicity Manager. With a commerce degree from Memorial University, Penney has experience in marketing and communications in both the community economic development and food industries. Although she is new to the publishing industry, Penney says she is excited to learn the ropes and immerse herself in Goose Lane’s rich literary culture. Go, April!  

Goodbye, Uncle Max

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Author, broadcaster, actor and magician Bruce Armstrong died in Halifax on January 22. Armstrong edited The Encyclopedia of Suspensions and Levitations, and wrote Sanctuary: Halifax’s Parks & Public Gardens 1996 and Touchstones: Encounters With the Spirit of Nova Scotia. He won the Evelyn Richardson Award in 1982 for Sable Island. He was widely known for his role in the late 1960s as Uncle Max on the…

Flanker Press celebrates 20 years

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Flanker Press—which began as a self-publishing venture in 1994 in St. John’s, NL, with the release of Garry Cranford’s book, Newfoundland Schooner Norma & Gladys: Her Story of Industry, Mutiny & Triumph—is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Now located in Paradise, NL, the company has eight full-time employees and has published over 200 books, including many award winners and best-sellers. Congratulations to Flanker! Check out their redesigned…

National Poetry Month

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April 2014 marks the 16th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was established in Canada by the League of Canadian Poets. National Poetry Month brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations and poets from across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada’s culture. It also celebrates libraries and the work of mayors and municipalities to promote literacy and reading. Communities and businesses…

Dublin Literary Award

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The longlist for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award was announced on November 11, 2013.  The list, which features 152 titles, 11 of which are Canadian,  includes several authors who have an Atlantic connection, including Ben Stephenson, originally from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and currently living in Montreal, who has been nominated for his first novel, A Matter of Life and Death or Something. Other…