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Friday 11 March 2011

From Samuel Beckett to Nelly Arcan, and from Scottish writing to Blue Metropolis, literary posts from "In Other Words" on Globe Books

Launch of $50,000 Montreal International Poetry Prize   >

Monday 28 March 2011

Asked to comment on the audacity of launching a global English poetry prize in Montreal, Epp says, “It’s not necessarily audacious. It’s certainly interesting. We think it’s a great thing for Montreal, not just for the English-speaking community.

A morning laugh   >

Tuesday 2 August 2011

As the dark and mysterious stranger approached, Angela bit her lip anxiously, hoping with every nerve, cell, and fiber of her being that this would be the one man who would understand – who would take her away from all this – and who would not just squeeze her boob and make a loud honking noise, as all the others had.

Poet and psychiatrist Joël des Rosiers wins Quebec’s national literary prize   > read more...

Tuesday 1 November 2011

In addition to being a gifted poet and a practicing psychiatrist, Des Rosiers is a courageous and open-minded gentleman for whom I have great respect. This, as we all know, has nothing much to do with literary merit, most of the time. I mention it because it gives me even more reason to rejoice that Quebec has chosen to celebrate Joël des Rosiers and his work with its highest literary honour.

The Quebec “Nobel” goes to novelist Victor-Lévy Beaulieu   > read more...

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Now 67, VLB is in the process of reissuing his complete works. His plan is to publish 666 copies of each work, seeing that as the number of real readers he can count on in Quebec.

From Judith Fitzgerald: Winning ReLits & Righteous Fitz Bitz   > read more...

Friday 11 November 2011

L-R:  Craig Francis Power, Tony Burgess, Dani Couture, and ReLit Founder Kenneth J. Harvery.

ReLit winners show off their rings: (L-R) Craig Francis Power, Tony Burgess, Dani Couture, and ReLit founder Kenneth J. Harvey. (Photograph of ReLit Award recipients © 2011 John W. MacDonald. Used by written permission. All rights reserved. Duplication, reproduction, storage, or transmission of this work in whole or in part in any medium without the express written permission of its copyright holder is strictly forbidden. Just so you know, y'know?)

From Yan Liang: Q & A with JJ Lee   > read more...

Monday 21 November 2011

JJ Lee is the author of GG-award nominated non-fiction book The Measure of a Man: A Father, A Son, and a Suit.

And now a message for all the writers who did not win awards this fall   > read more...

Thursday 1 December 2011

"If only I had won the Giller I would be irresistible.”

No. That’s where you’re wrong. You’ve got it backwards. You have to be irresistible in order to win the Giller.       


2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Esi Egugyan www.http://www.esiedugyan.com/

$50,000 Montreal International Poetry Prize update   >

Friday 9 December 2011

The winner of this extravagant prize will be announced on December 15th, 7 p.m. EST.

Australian Poet Wins $50,000 Montreal International Poetry Prize   > read more...

Thursday 15 December 2011

From Mark Tredinnick, Montreal Prize winner: Feeling Great   > read more...

Friday 16 December 2011

To win it feels, still, completely improbable. It's a huge delight and a big break and an honour I'll try to keep living up to in my writing.

Literary Awards and the Spurned Writer   >

Monday 9 January 2012

Writers love literary awards when they win them, and they hate them when they don’t.

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