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Atlantic Canadian authors on 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award longlist

Atlantic Canadian authors on 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award longlist

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Three Atlantic Canadian authors found themselves nominated for the 2015 IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Awards today, along with 8 other Canadians. Moncton’s France Daigle was longlisted for For Sure, a maze of a novel reflecting on minority cultures and their obsession with language. The book was nominated by the Saint John free Public Library, which wrote of the novel:  For Sure is epic in length, complicated in structure and…

Four books, three authors, one great evening

Four books, three authors, one great evening

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Thursday evening Pottersfield Press celebrated the launch of three new books at The Company House in Halifax, NS. Steven Laffoley read from his latest novel, The Blue Tattoo, set during the time of the Halifax Explosion; David Mossman read from his new history book Going Over, a biography of Titus Mossman, a veteran of the “great War” who served with 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the Nova Scotia…

NL’s Michael Harris wins a GG

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Former Newfoundland and Labrador resident Michael Harris took home a Governor General’s Literary Award last night for his book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection (HarperCollins Publishers). Congratulations! About the book: Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today,…

Share your remembrance

Share your remembrance

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Thank you to all who shared their remembrances with us on Facebook. It was wonderful to hear your stories of family and Remembrance Day gatherings. Kathleen Yeats McCawley will receive the package of books pictured above. *** Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the past and think about those who donned a uniform for our country. This year, we’re asking you to share your…

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Our Great Big Contest has winners!

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And the winners are… Kim Harnish Lake, Susan Hoover and Niaomi of Consumed By Ink! Thank you to all who entered! — Entering is easy. Simply like Atlantic Books Today and comment on our Facebook contest post by 11:59 p.m. AST on Oct 26. We’ll announce 3 winners on October 27th! “When I was a boy, I had no idea. About many things. I knew a few facts, here and…

Danny Jacobs shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry

Danny Jacobs shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry

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New Brunswick poet Danny Jacobs has been shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry for his book, Songs That Remind Us of Factories (Nightwood Editions)—an honest and playful collection that explores our connection to the world through humour and wordplay. In this exciting debut, Jacobs animates the relationships we have with the idealized rural and the newly urban. Many of the poems are inspired by the…