- “[F]iction is no good in a crisis, resists being written to order, dislikes having to confront world events head-on and prefers operating by stealth.” Fighting words, perhaps, but the point here is that maybe you shouldn’t be writing a coronavirus novel just yet.
- Everybody likes a finalist! The shortlist for the Trillium Prize, celebrating Ontario writing, has been announced. Here’s who made the list.
- Is historical fiction the genre of the quarantine? This article suggests that it might “provide a lens through which to view society with the benefit of distance, which is helpful when we are renegotiating societal shifts.”
- Have you heard? The Giller Prize’s #CrazyForCanLit initiative is making a comeback. Check out some fantastic books (including a few PQL titles!) here.
- And finally, mark your calendars. Ed Seaward, author of the upcoming book Fair, will be interviewed as part of Canadian Authors—Toronto’s inaugural “Words with Writers” podcast on May 16. Tune in here.
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