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Finalists announced for 2014 BMO Winterset Award

Finalists announced for 2014 BMO Winterset Award

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 BMO Winterset Award are Megan Gail Coles, Michael Crummey, and Alan Doyle. The award celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing. The winner will be announced at Government House on Thursday, March 26. The three finalists are: Megan Gail Coles, for: Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome (Killick Press), St. John’s, NL…

Meet Dr. Andrew Peacock, author of Creatures of the Rock, in St. John’s

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Meet Dr. Andrew Peacock, author of Creatures of the Rock: A Veterinarian’s Adventures in Newfoundland, at Chapter’s in St. John’s on Sat. Nov. 29, 2014 at 2 pm. About the author:  Andrew Peacock was born in Toronto and raised in the town of Kapuskasing in northern Ontario. After finishing degrees in biology at Trent University and veterinary medicine at the University of Guelph he moved with his wife to the…

Alan Doyle credit Brian Ricks reduced

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…

Crimes Against My Brother David Adams Richards

Richards paints a vivid picture of bleak lives

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Early in David Adams Richards’ latest novel, his narrator notes that his three strong, male, blue-collar rural protagonists are “smarter, more resilient and more joyful” than his middle-class, left-leaning students. He proceeds to paint a vivid picture of these men’s bleak lives, deceptions, personal and moral failings, and how they’re interwoven with the collusion of government and a multinational forestry corporation that kills their hometown. The…