- I couldn’t resist sharing this CBC tribute to the late, great Alistair MacLeod. He wasn’t what you would call prolific, but damn near every sentence he wrote was brilliant.
- OK literature lovers. Be honest. Deep down, you think it would be totally cool to work at an indie bookstore. But do you have what it takes? Test your knowledge with this quiz, used by the Strand Bookstore in its job applications.
- Nothing like freebies to get people interested. This week we featured a free preview of Michael Lista’s “arsons” in his essay collection, Strike Anywhere. You can still download the preview via BookGrabbr.
- Christopher Pratt’s Thoughts on Driving to Venus was characterized in Foreword Reviews as “an interactive artistic experience of the highest order.” We couldn’t agree more.
- And finally, American (and Canadian!) literature needs indie presses. The Atlantic has some very good reasons why.
Is it seriously already Friday? Boy, does time ever fly!
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