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The 2014 BC Book Prizes shortlist has just been announced! Talonbooks is happy to congratulate two of its authors, both from First Nations backgrounds, on making the list: Chief Bev Sellars, whose memoir, They Called Me Number One, has been shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (awarded for best original work of literary non-fiction); and poet Jordan Abel, whose book, The Place of Scraps, has been shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (awarded for best work of poetry). These are both authors’ first books.
The full shortlists for these two prizes in particular are as follows:
Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize:
Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize:
The winners are presented annually at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala in May. Read about past winners and follow this year’s prizes on the BC Book Prizes website.
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.
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