for including Republic of Dirt on the longlist for Leacock Prize! This is my third nomination and it’s a great honour each time. I’d like to chastise the other nominees for having written very funny and worthwhile books, thereby reducing the chances for the rest of us. Nice going, talented writers. The shortlist will be […]
This week The Woefield Poultry Collective (Home to Woefield) was released as Het-kippencollectief in the Netherlands by Pepper Books. They’ve done a very funny and charming promotional campaign. A Polish nonbearded rooster very much like Alec Baldwin has popped up next to the Eiffel Tower, on a Porche, in a red phone booth, and a […]
I’m honoured that The Truth Commission has been nominated for a BC Book Prize! The young adult category is named after Sheila Egoff, a champion and critic of Canadian children’s literature. The nominations in all categories this year are terrific and include books by many friends. Bravo all! See you at Government House in Victoria […]
Thank you to The Horn Book for including The Truth Commission in their Summer Reading list. It’s an honour to be among such extraordinary titles.
Thank you to everyone who joined me and Susin Nielsen on the tour last week. As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, Susin is the brilliant author of Word Nerd, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen and, most recently, We Are All Made of Molecules. She’s dazzlingly funny and I’ve known her since she […]