Desperately seeking … books about ourselves

To claim that Atlantic Canadian books are accessible to Atlantic Canadian students is akin to suggesting that a home in Atlantic Canada has a wonderful ocean view. It might be true that, if you stand on a chair in that home and peer through a high window, you can see a patch of blue water

Atlantic Book Awards

The Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing

Submissions are now being accepted for The Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, a $1,000 prize which will be awarded to the author(s) of a published book determined to have had (or to be likely to have) a significant literary, social and academic impact in the areas of the social sciences and humanities. Atlantic-Canada-authored non-fiction titles published in English between November 2012 and October 2013, and…

Giller A-listers

The Giller Prize longlist was revealed in mid-September; many of the authors had Atlantic Canadian connections—among them Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing, (House of Anansi Press), Wayne Grady for his novel Emancipation Day, (Doubleday Canada), Wayne Johnston for The Son of a Certain Woman, (Knopf Canada), Lisa Moore for Caught, (House of Anansi Press), and Michael Winter for Minister Without Portfolio, (Hamish Hamilton…