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Summer might be approaching its end, but literary festival season is just beginning! Find out what's happening near you, or even farther afield—because literary festivals make for good road trips. Just saying.

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Journeys to Exile

By Laisha Rosnau

In Little Fortress, Rosnau bases her fiction on real-life figures, Italian nobility escaping fascism in the 1930s and finding exile in Vernon, BC. With this recommended reading list, she suggests book …

The Chat with Governor General's Literary Award Winner Gwen Benaway

Next up in our special 2019 Governor General’s Award edition of The Chat is our conversation with Gwen Benaway. Her collection Holy Wild won this year’s Governor General’s Award for Poetry.

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On the occasion of Remembrance Day, we're sharing these 14 recent books approaching war and remembrance from a variety of perspectives. 

The Chat with Governor General's Literary Award Winner Linda Gaboriau

Over the next month, we’ll be interviewing all seven English-language winners of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. We begin with renowned translator Linda Gaboriau, winner of the 2 …

The Power of One Story: Using Picture Books to Teach the Lessons of the Holocaust

Six million is a number most adults cannot comprehend. Yet, when we reduce that number to one, to one single story, we may find ourselves beginning to understand the impact of such a number and what i …

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