Jennifer from Literal Life brought this article in The Globe and Mail to my attention about the difficulties of finding enough funds for Canadian non-fiction writers to write their books. Some of the big non-fiction books in Canada have only come about because they have received international funding. It saddens me to think about the Canadian stories we might be missing out on.
A Canada unable to tell its own stories is a diminished Canada. “If you want to have your reality, your culture, your art and land and people, chronicled in a way that’s worthy of the country and of the intelligence of the country, then you’ve got to pay,” Vaillant says.