Richard Rudnicki-Susan Tooke

Seeing the big picture

Do children’s picture book illustrators get the recognition (and the respect) they deserve? Susan Tooke and Richard Rudnicki are established visual artists who live in Halifax. Among the married couple’s many areas of specialization is illustrating picture books—something they both consider as valuable as their other types of work. But they say that not everybody is on the same page. “Richard and I have noticed that…

Inspired Reading with author Mark Anthony Jarman

Inspired Reading with author Mark Anthony Jarman

Here’s what’s on author and UNB professor Mark Anthony Jarman’s summer radar Douglas Glover and Robert Gibbs read recently at Molly’s Café in Fredericton, giving the festive full house a taste of two impressive new books. Douglas Glover sampled Savage Love (Goose Lane Editions), and it was a frenetic performance, funny and anxious, sexual and driven by language. I heard Doug read stories earlier this year…

Adventures  in espionage

Adventures in espionage

Stephen Kimber finds himself on the trail of the Cuban Five Stephen Kimber—journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, teacher, traveller—was just back from more than a week in Venezuela, promoting his new book, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five (Fernwood Publishing, 2013). He should have been tired. Actually, he should have been bone-muscle-sinew weary. Maybe he was, but to speak with him…

Take a (literary) hike

Atlantic Canada’s trails expert walks us through the awe-inspiring settings of some of the region’s newest books Atlantic Canada’s distinctive natural environment has shaped a unique people— and has unmistakably influenced its literature. Whether rugged Atlantic coastline, or gentle, pastoral farmland, our landscapes become characters as vivid and alive as the people who inhabit our books. Indeed, it is often Atlantic Canada’s terrain that is the…

Qui est le plus fort?

Two firsts for Moncton publisher Bouton d’or Acadie/ Deux premières pour Bouton d’or Acadie de Moncton

La version française suivra During the World Acadian Congress in August,  Bouton d’or Acadie, the publishing house founded by Madame Marguerite Maillet and purchased two years ago by Louise Imbeault and Marie Cadieux will present two books to the public amid the lands and forests of Acadia, the fruit of two new initiatives to take Acadian literature off the beaten path. First, the new edition of…

Qui est le plus fort?

Two firsts for Moncton publisher Bouton d’or Acadie/ Deux premières pour Bouton d’or Acadie de Moncton

La version française suivra During the World Acadian Congress in August,  Bouton d’or Acadie, the publishing house founded by Madame Marguerite Maillet and purchased two years ago by Louise Imbeault and Marie Cadieux will present two books to the public amid the lands and forests of Acadia, the fruit of two new initiatives to take Acadian literature off the beaten path. First, the new edition of…