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Shelf Esteem: Hazlitt

Shelf Esteem is a weekly measure of the books on the shelves of writers, editors, and other word lovers, as told to Emily M. Keeler. Click here to read the conversation.

Canada Also Reads Rules for Writing Fiction

As part of Canada Also Reads, I was asked to contribute some rules for writing fiction. You can check them out here. And you can see a bonus rule I didn’t include here.
The Canada Also Reads essays will be posted starting Monday, March 1 on the National Post Afterword Blog, including one from Fear of […]

In honour of Canada Also reads, download the free Fear of Fighting e-book!

To celebrate the book’s National Post Canada Also Reads nod, Fear of Fighting is being offered as a free e-book until April.
From Invisible Publishing:
“You should read Fear of Fighting; the National Post’s Afterword said so. And out of relief and ecstasy for someone (specifically defender Zoe Whittall who also just had her book Bottle Rocket […]

The National Post picks Fear of Fighting as a Canada Also Reads Book

From the National Post:
“The panelists will each present a short essay defending their selected book: making the case for why you need to read it. We’ll post two a day through the week starting March 1. And on March 8 we’ll host a live chat with the panelists and the authors and enjoy a rousing […]

Canada Also Reads: The Longlist

Be Good and Fear of Fighting have both made the National Post Canada Also Reads (very) longlist. Check out the complete list for a great sampling of (mostly less mainstream) books published in Canada over the last few years.
If you’re interested in being a panelist, just send an email to theafterword@nationalpost.com with the name of […]

Alcuin Society includes Fear of Fighting as best-designed book of 2008

Alcuin Society picks best-designed books of 2008
The Alcuin Society has announced the winners of its 27th annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The judges, Frank Newfeld, Alan Stein, and E.A. Hobart (Zab), selected 32 winning titles from 233 entries, 7 provinces, and 89 publishers. In some categories, the judges chose to award […]

Seen Reading Part Two

Seen Reading: Play it As it Lays by Joan Didion

Happy 2009!


Nightwood Theatre Presents Productions from its Youth Program


More reviews and some updates

“In her mesmeric debut novel Be Good, young author Stacey May Fowles demonstrates a budding mastery over the poetic aspects of prose. She showers the reader time and again with rhythmically beautiful sentences…Her skill in using unique description to create evocative landscapes and mindscapes has a hypnotic effect…overall this is an enchanting novel…”
-The Feminist Review
Both […]