Posts Tagged: canada

Picking the Green Path: A Conversation with Ansley Simpson

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“The green path takes far more work to even recognize—it takes bushwhacking.”

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Nothing Foreign about It: Talking with Omar El Akkad

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Omar El Akkad discusses his debut novel American War, suicide terrorism, fossil fuels, and blankets.

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An Experience and a Life and a Family: Talking with Scaachi Koul

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Scaachi Koul on her debut essay collection One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, learning to be patient with her own narrative, and three rules for book tours.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Books Are Magic opens in Brooklyn, making Emma Straub the latest author to open a bookstore. Turkish police arrested seven teachers at a bookstore in a raid against dissent. A Houston bookstore celebrated indie bookstore day with drunk coloring.

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The Big Idea: Bill McKibben

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Journalist and environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses whether our environmental crisis can be improved under our new political administration, climate change denial, and manifestations of resistance.

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TORCH: Lessons From My Grandma on Language and Silence

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The sounds I made were pleasant to my ears, but that’s all they were to me. I was too young to understand what culture and heritage meant, too young to understand the reasons behind memorizing ancient poems.

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The Rumpus Interview with André Alexis

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André Alexis discusses his latest book The Hidden Keys, puzzles, chance, divinity, and the Toronto literary community.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Best-selling author James Patterson is handing out bonuses to bookstore employees once again, celebrating the people who make best-selling authors possible. The Daily Beast has a roundup of some of the best independent bookstores across the country. As if you needed another reason to move to Canada, Toronto is getting five new bookstores.

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Writer, Storyteller, Pilot, Spy

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Though he fled the country as soon as possible, the writer would maintain an affection for Canada that lasted throughout his life. Over at The Walrus, Michael Hingston explores Roald Dahl’s time at Camp X—a World War II army base in Canada for the British Security Coordination, a covert intelligence organization. Dahl was sent there […]

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Make Me Believe

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The response to [the Handmaid’s Tale] was interesting. The English, who had already had their religious civil war, said, “Jolly good yarn.” The Canadians in their nervous way, said, “Could it happen here?” And the Americans said, “How long have we got?” For Lit Hub, Grant Munroe interviews Margaret Atwood on seemingly everything, touching on the […]

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Fresh Comics #9: Bird in a Cage

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Countering our culture’s disregard for all things elderly, comics have become a medium of choice for celebrating the lives of our oldest and wisest generation. Bird in a Cage (Conundrum Press, 2016) joins a growing roster of graphic novels about the elderly that explore how much they are loved, how rich and complicated their lives are, and […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Dan Dalton over at BuzzFeed sleeps in the Airbnb bookshop. Britain’s Waterstones is giving up on ebooks and outsourcing digital titles to the Japanese service Kobo. A store in Mumbai Central Station in India has been going strong for more than 135 years.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A bookstore designed to feel like a spaceship has opened in Hangzhou, China. Romance-novel bookstore Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles has gotten a little funnier by adding live comedy shows. Author Judy Blume has found a new career as a bookseller.

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