Friday, July 30, 2010

Russell Wangersky to Read at Whistler Festival

St. John's writer Russell Wangersky will be one of several notable authors appearing at the Whistler Readers & Writers Festival this year. A complete list of participants will be released in August. Read an article on the Festival here.

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Two of Russell Wangersky's short stories, McNally's Fair and Echo, are available as digital audio downloads from Rattling Books, or as part of the EarLit Shorts 2 audio anthology of short fiction.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lisa Moore Nominated for Man Booker Prize

Newfoundland writer Lisa Moore has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for her second novel, February, a fictional account of the emotional aftermath of the Ocean Ranger disaster. A short-list of nominees will be announced in September of this year.

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Lisa Moore's short story collection Open is available as an audiobook from Rattling Books.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Danielle Devereaux and James Langer Reading at The Ship

Poets Danielle Devereaux and James Langer will give a free public reading tonight at The Ship Pub, off Duckworth Street in St. John's, Newfoundland, tonight (July 27th) at 8 p.m.

Devereaux's unpublished poetry manuscript was shortlisted for the 2009 Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. Langer's Gun Dogs was the winner of the 2010 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year.

The reading is being hosted by Riddle Fence, a journal of arts and culture based in St. John's.

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Danielle Devereaux has a story forthcoming from Rattling Books as part of the EarLit Shorts audio series of short fiction.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Don McKay Sends Stephen Harper John Steffler's The Grey Islands

Griffin Prize-winning poet Don McKay has sent Prime Minister Stephen Harper a copy of John Steffler's poetry collection The Grey Islands as part of Yann Martel's What is Stephen Harper Reading blog. Read McKay's accompanying letter here.

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John Steffler's The Grey Islands and Don McKay's Songs for the Songs of Birds (a selection of McKay's poems on birds, birding and flight) are available as audio CDs or digital download from Rattling Books.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Michael Crummey's Galore Now Available in Paperback

Novelist and poet Michael Crummey's latest novel, Galore, is now available in paperback. See H.J. Kirchhoff's Globe & Mail precis here, or read The Globe's original review by Steven Galloway here.

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Michael Crummey's poetry collection Hard Light: 32 Little Stories is available as an audiobook from Rattling Books.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Agnes Walsh Writes and Directs New Tramore Productions Play

Poet and playwright Agnes Walsh's new play, "Come Here Til I Tells Ya," will debut on July 24 at the Cuslett Arts Centre, in Cuslett, on the Cape Shore of Newfoundland. Read more about the play or about Tramore Productions.

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Agnes Walsh's poetry collections, In the Old Country of My Heart and Going Around with Bachelors, are available in audio format from rattlingbooks.com.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mary Dalton and Jessica Grant on Piper's Frith Faculty

Mary Dalton, Jessica Grant and Kevin Major are this year's faculty at Piper's Frith: Writing in Kilmory, an annual writers' workshop based in Swift Current, Newfoundland. Visit the website of the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador for more details.

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Mary Dalton's poetry collection Merrybegot is available on unabridged audio from Rattling Books. Jessica Grant's short story "The Princification Process" is available as a digital download from rattlingbooks.com, or as part of the EarLit Shorts 3 anthology of short fiction.

Kathleen Winter Launches New Novel

Novelist and short story writer Kathleen Winter will be launching her novel, Annabel, on Tuesday, July 20, 8 p.m., at The Ship Pub on Duckworth Street.

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A selection of Kathleen Winter's short stories are available on EarLit Shorts 1, an audio anthology of short fiction from Rattling Books.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Speaking of Jessica Grant...

Salty Ink points out a link to this video review (from the people at The Keepin' It Real Book Club) of Jessica Grant's novel, Come, Thou Tortoise.




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Jessica Grant's story "The Princification Procees" is available as a digital download from rattlingbooks.com, or as part of the EarLit Shorts 3 audio anthology of short fiction.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Q & A with Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter is interviewed about her new novel, Annabel, on Bookdiscovery, a book blog. Read the interview here.

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Three of Kathleen Winter's short stories, "The Destination," "Sleep Little Baby" and "His Brown Face through the Flowers" are available as individual digital audio downloads from Rattling Books, or as part of the EarLit Shorts 1 anthology of short fiction.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Wangersky VS Moose

Novelist and short story writer Russell Wangersky describes his recent near-collision with a moose in his column for the St. John's Telegram.

Wangersky's first novel, The Glass Harmonica, was released earlier this year by Thomas Allen & Son.

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Audio versions of two of Russell Wangesky's short stories, "McNally's Fair" and "Echo" are available as individual digital downloads from Rattling Books, or as part of the EarLit Shorts 2 audio anthology of short fiction.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

John Steffler Makes Eyewear's List

Eyewear, the literary blog of Canadian poet Todd Swift, has selected John Steffler as one of sixty poets who "have made the largest impact on the world of English-language poetry these past five years." Read the whole list here.

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John Steffler's poetry collection The Grey Islands is available as an audiobook from rattlingbooks.com.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

New Fiction by Lisa Moore

The Walrus features a new piece of fiction by Lisa Moore.

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Audio recordings of Moore's short fiction from the collection Open can be downloaded at rattlingbooks.com.

Friday, July 02, 2010

James Langer Wins Gerald Lampert Award

Newfoundland poet James Langer has been awarded the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (which is awarded each year to the best first book of poetry published in the preceding year) for his collection Gun Dogs. Langer is a poetry editor for The Fiddlehead who currently resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Dawe and Crummey Win CAA Awards

Newfoundland authors Tom Dawe and Michael Crummey have won Canadian Authors Association awards.

Dawe won the CAA Poetry Award for Where Genesis Begins, his collaboration with artist Gerald Squires.

Crummey won the CAA/MOSAID Technologies, Inc. Award for Fiction, for his novel Galore. For a complete list of winners, visit the CAA website.
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Michael Crummey's poetry collection Hard Light: 32 Littles Stories is available as a Rattling Books audiobook, narrated by the author, Ron Hynes, and Deidre Gillard-Rowlings.