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Author Joyce Barkhouse Named to Order of Canada

Also following the children’s book theme… Children’s author, Joyce Barkhouse was named as a Member to the Order of Canada on December 30. The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the country and recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service. The Nova Scotia native is honoured for her contributions to children’s literature and […]

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Canadians don’t know Canadian authors

According to this article in the National Post nearly half of Canadians can’t name a Canadian author… Findings of the survey of 1,502 Canadians, aged 15 and older, suggest young Canadians are the most ignorant about Canada’s writers. Almost two-thirds (62%) could not name a Canadian author in an unaided exercise. Among respondents who could […]

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Bestselling Books in Canada for 2008

BookNet Canada has released their list of bestselling books in Canada for 2008. As with most bestseller lists for the past year, you’ll see that Stephenie Meyer dominates: Top 5 Overall 1. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle 2. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer 3. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer 4. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer […]

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Britain’s Richard & Judy Add Canadian Novels to Book Club List

Two of ten novels chosen by  Richard and Judy for their 2009 reading list are written by Canadian authors.Richard and Judy, the popular talk-show duo and one of the greatest  influences on Briton’s reading habits, have selected Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle and Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo as part of their book club reads […]

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