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Persons Unknown? Crime Writer Kristina Stanley Makes Her Name

The life of an author, quietly perfecting her craft, is often anonymous. But the efforts of crime writer Kristina Stanley are at last getting the attention they deserve: Stanley has three works up for separate crime writing awards! Descent, the … Continue reading

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Tamai Kobayashi slated for Brockton Writers Series

Toronto summers are full of book events that city literature lovers are loath to miss. The latest must-attend reading to add to the calendar is July’s edition of the Brockton Writers Series, headlined by Tamai Kobayashi, author of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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A Trip in Time: Julia Lin reads at UBC’s Alumni Weekend

The best fiction transports you to another time and place. Spanning from Japanese-occupied Taiwan to present-day Canada, the stories in Julia Lin‘s Miah do just that. Now readers can add to the experience by pairing the stories with a tour … Continue reading

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Celebrating Story: May is International Short Story Month

May is International Short Story Month, and for lovers of the form like us, that’s cause for celebrations! Celebrations like the standing room-only Toronto launch of one of the smartest collections of the season, Anna Leventhal‘s Sweet Affliction, or like … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday: Anna Leventhal’s Toronto launch slated for May 3

They say the book tour is a thing of the past, but tell that to Anna Leventhal. First feted in her adopted home of Montreal, Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing, 2014), Leventhal’s debut collection of expertly crafted stories, is slated for … Continue reading

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Taking Flight: PRAIRIE OSTRICH soars to success

Tamai Kobayashi‘s first novel, Prairie Ostrich (Goose Lane Editions, 2014), was launched here in Toronto last month to much fanfare. The author was joined by fellow writer Kyo Maclear–who hosted the festivities at Another Story Book Shop–as Kobayashi fielded questions … Continue reading

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Team Can Lit: Tamai Kobayashi joins Waterloo Indie Lit Night

If one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party, what’s five? Next month, five of Canada’s best independent presses team up to present Waterloo Indie Lit Night, an evening of readings and literary celebrations featuring some of Can Lit’s … Continue reading

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Excitement Builds for Tamai Kobayashi’s PRAIRIE OSTRICH

Tamai Kobayashi‘s Prairie Ostrich (Goose Lane) is arguably one of the most anticipated independent-press novels of the spring. Certainly it is here at HSWLA, as well as at 49th Shelf. Now, with just under two weeks before the book’s March … Continue reading

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Baggio to help ECW Press launch fall 2013 list

Allison Baggio continues to be in demand on the Ontario literary circuit. The Girl in Shades author helps ECW Press launch its fall 2013 list next week with a reading from her 2012 story collection, In the Body. All are … Continue reading

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A triple treat: Three new chances to meet author Julia Lin

West coast book-lovers feeling left out of this month’s International Festival of Authors now have reason to cheer: three new events with Miah author Julia Lin. The fall appearances, part of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference and literASIAN 2013, give … Continue reading

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