The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist

This is the 24th anniversary of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a prize that was founded in 1994 by (the late) Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his wife, the late literary journalist Doris Giller. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each … Continue reading The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist

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My Bookish (and not so Bookish) Summer 2017

What I've been up to this summer, bookish and not... 1) Prince Edward Island. We spent a week in PEI at the very beginning of the summer. A few days on our bikes and a few days camping with family. PEI, of course, is the home of Anne Shirley and Emily Byrd Starr (among others). … Continue reading My Bookish (and not so Bookish) Summer 2017