Doug Gibson's Stories about Storytellers, reviewed by Linda Leith   > read more...


Friday 28 October 2011

My review of Doug Gibson's Stories about Storytellers has just appeared on the Globe Books site and no doubt in the paper tomorrow.



From Yan Liang: Q & A with Norwegian Wood director Tran Anh Hung   > read more...


Wednesday 26 October 2011

"I am a guy who is Vietnamese, living in France, making a Japanese movie. But Vietnamese culture is really deep inside me. Let’s say I enjoy watching Vietnamese women more than others. It’s something like that. I feel that I am a different man when I am in Vietnam compared with France. I feel that I’m not living my life fully in France, I feel as though my life is in suspension. It is not something I dislike, that’s just how it is."

From Guy Tiphane: Letter from San Francisco   > read more...


Tuesday 25 October 2011

Like an earthquake, Litquake is felt through the entire city and what we call the Bay Area.


Much outcry as Australian broadcaster kills popular radio book show   > read more...


Monday 3 October 2011

I will take this opportunity to point to the spectacular example that Australia’s Book Show has set in books coverage on radio – and to lament that fact that we don’t have anything that comes even close to daily books coverage here in Canada.
                                          
                                           Ramona Koval, presenter of
                                           The Book Show

Montreal BookCamp   > read more...


Sunday 2 October 2011

Questions about the future of bookstores and libraries soon resulted in bold statements to the effect that “Bookstores will die. It’s a pity, but that’s the reality.” Booksellers fared better in this imagined future, but not by much. To the suggestion that booksellers can continue to play a role in providing advice on books, one participant cracked, “you might have difficulty living on that.” Publishers came in for some dismissive comments, as well, and radio and television got it in the neck.


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