- Great review of one of our backlist titles—Tom Smart’s Palookaville—in Canadian Literature: “Smart’s book is hopefully the first of many studies that will engage in deeper, interdisciplinary research into the art of graphic narrative in Canada and abroad. His Palookaville will be long regarded as the gold standard for such scholarship.”
- Ian Hampton recently spoke to Christine Cowley about his “memoir in music” Jan in 35 Pieces. Listen to the podcast of the interview here to learn about how the musician and first-time author approached writing his Taylor Prize-shortlisted book.
- It’s a strange time in which controversy lurks around every corner—especially in young adult book Twitter. Here’s an example of the way in which social media outcry can cause an up-and-coming author to announce the cancellation of her own book.
- The Woman in the Window author Dan Mallory, who writes under the pen name A. J. Finn, has found himself in a bit of hot water since The New Yorker has published an exposé on some pretty inexplicably deceit swirling around. A strange, twisty and compelling tale full of what seems to be liar-liar-pants-on-fire-ness.
- And finally, a fantastic article about line editing—a type of editing that is beginning to be considered a “lost art” nowadays.
This is one of my favourite bunches of links so far this year. Definitely a lot to sink your teeth into today, so have fun clicking through this bookishness.