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.

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

Thursday 15 December 2011

Annie Ernaux: from L’Autre Fille (The Other Daughter)   > read more...

Wednesday 14 December 2011

When French author Annie Ernaux was ten years old, she overheard her mother conversing with a customer outside the family-run small grocery. The mother confided that there was a daughter before Annie, a six-year old girl who contracted diphtheria and who “died like a little saint.” L’Autre fille (The Other Daughter) is Annie Ernaux’s letter to the departed.

      Annie Ernaux  [Photo: Catherine Hélie, Gallimard]

$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.

From Guy Tiphane: Letter from San Francisco   >

Thursday 8 December 2011

Can machines select the next book for you to read? In this view of the future, a book's DNA can be compared to your “reader DNA,” and the bookseller – no longer a human but a machine automatically channeling books to you – is guaranteed growing sales forever.

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.

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