The 2017 Canada Reads Finalists have been announced. This year’s theme is: What is the one book Canadians need now?
Join us, in the evening, on Wednesday March 8th, as the ESA Book Club engages in our own Battle of the Books.
If you’d like to join us, please:
Stay tuned! We’re going on a field trip to the Canada Reads taping on the morning of Thursday March 30th.
- Details to follow shortly.
So as I’m shopping for books for the Library, and especially thinking about books that would be of interest to students taking ENG4U who will be looking to books for their contemporary comparative literary essay…
I’m struggling to find books that will appeal to the segment of the population – certain teachers in particular! – who favour the works of “Literary Bad Boys” so to speak.
In searching for hot contemporary authors whose work would fit that very broad canopy… I’ve come across an interesting article, at The New York Times Sunday Book Review titled, appropriately enough, What’s Become of the So-Called Literary Bad Boy?
For those who are interested I also happened upon another interesting post at Huffington Post titled Modern Literature’s Greatest Anti-Heroes and Unreliable Narrators. (Be impressed that we already have a number of these titles on the shelf, and I’m ordering in a few of the ones we don’t).
Oliver Sacks has died.
Sacks is one of my favourite science writers. His light hearted forays through material which is often anything but light hearted are always certain to delight.
Read more in these obituaries:
Sunday, October 25–Friday, October 30
The Humber School for Writers
is once again running their fall workshop as part of the Festival! Learn from some of today’s top fiction writers, including Aleksandar Hemon
, Miriam Toews
and Meg Wolitzer
. For more information and to apply, click here
. Early bird registration rate ends September 25
2015 Toronto Book Awards Shortlist Announced
The City of Toronto announced the finalists for the 31st annual Toronto Book Awards, with “great stories that enrich our experience of the city,” according to Mayor John Tory.
Join us for the announcement of the winner on Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon hosted by CBC’s Gill Deacon.
Leading up to the award ceremony, come hear the finalists read at the Toronto Book Awards tent during Word on the Street on Sunday, September 27 and at North York Central Library’s An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors on Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm.
Missed an event? Watch past programs on our YouTube channel
FYI… We either already have these books in at the Library – or they will be there very soon!!
Including some of my favourites this season! From the TPL e-newsletter…
Will Ferguson, Nino Ricci, Camilla Gibb, Plum Johnson Headline eh List Author Series for Fall 2015 Toronto Public Library’s showcase of top Canadian books and authors, the eh List, returns for its sixth season with a roster of award winning writers from across the country. Meet these literary gems including Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Will Ferguson, Governor General’s Award winner Nino Ricci, Trillium Book Prize winner Camilla Gibb and RBC Taylor Prize winner Plum Johnson.
Novelist Heather O’Neill launches the fall season on September 3 as fiction takes centre stage with Terry Fallis, Dianne Warren, Elizabeth Hay, Don Gillmor and Greg Hollingshead to discuss their new novels.
Also appearing is Canadian curling champion Colleen Jones, award-winning Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell with John Geiger, 2015 Trillium Book Prize winner Kate Cayley and Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston plus many more. See the complete eh List lineup in branches across the city
This fall’s Eh! List has just been announced. Hot authors include at least of my favourite Canadian women: Heather O’Neill and Camilla Gibb. See the full listing here.
Find out everything that’s happening at the Toronto Public Library in the next little while here at this week’s What’s On At Your Library e-newsletter.
The winners have been announced, at the annual Festival of Trees… Learn more about the Forest, the Festival, and the books here.
The winners are:
Read the article posted at The Toronto Star.
I grew up reading Ruth Rendell… a good mystery was always a good pick for a sunny day on the dock at the cottage.
“Clifford the Big Red Dog” creator Norman Bridwell died on December 12 in Martha’s Vineyard. The author-illustrator was 86.
Read more at School Library Journal.