- More great award news this week—Ian Hampton, whose memoir Jan in 35 Pieces recently enjoyed a shortlist nod from the RBC Taylor Prize, has recently been shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, part of the BC Book Prizes. Well done, Ian!
- As you might have heard, it’s Canada Reads season. If you’re feeling behind on the action, not to worry! CBC Books has put together a podcast to help you catch up on this year’s contenders.
- This one’s for the writers among us. How do you even get started on writing (and publishing!) a book? Some good advice here.
- If you love our weird and wonderful English language, check out these words recently added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It now includes such gems as geggie (as in, “shut your geggie”) and chuddies (as in, “kiss my chuddies”), both of which I will be incorporating into my everyday language right away.
- And finally, my favourite article of the week due to its thought provoking nature. I enjoyed this essay on the invention of “bookishness” and the recent appreciation not only for the book-as-object, but also for the products that proudly declare one’s love of books.
Thanks for joining us once again on this fine Friday for a generous helping of book links. Hope you have a restful weekend!