Monthly Archives: September 2011

Meaning and The Word in Irma Voth

Miriam Toews new novel Irma Voth is, amongst many other things,  a meditation on the value of words and language and our ability to communicate with one another in an increasingly incoherent world. Throughout the story, words are presented in … Continue reading

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I’ve been laid low with the flu this week, but will be back online soon. In the meantime, a tidbit: A further Camus sighting, this time in Man Booker contender and British author, Julian Barnes’ novel The Sense of an … Continue reading

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The 2011 Can Lit Season

Tuesday, October 4, 2011  Scotiabank Giller short list Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Man Booker winner Watch for Governor General’s finalists announced mid to late October Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Scotiabank Giller winner Watch for Governor General’s winner announced mid November … Continue reading

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Joe Fiorito coming to Minden, Ontario!

Toronto writer and Star columnist Joe Fiorito was recently awarded the 2011 Gordon Bell Journalism Award by Addictions Ontario for his continued journalistic advocacy for the mentally ill. This is just the latest honour in a long career in journalism, … Continue reading

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