Thoughts on culture, education, and having been a Canadian in the US
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Canadian literature in the news

A few things I’ve been meaning to blog about over the last few days as I settle back into work after a week off.

I was saddened a few days back to hear of the death of Margaret Avison, one of Canada’s great poets of the 20th century, I think. You can find a few of her poems online here.

One of the books I’m looking forward to reading is William Gibson‘s Spook Country. There have been a number of articles about him and the new book over the last few weeks, but here’s a link to one of the best and to an audio interview with him.

Toronto’s Michael Redhill is one of thirteen writers on the long list for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He was nominated for his novel Consolation.