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Our congratulations to Tomson Highway! This Cree playwright, novelist, and musician, has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Herbert Whittaker-CTCA Award. The award, given biennially since 1975, by the Canadian Theatre Critics Association, honours individuals for their outstanding long-term contributions to Canadian theatre. Past winners have included playwrights Judith Thompson and George F. Walker, Shaw Festival artistic director Jackie Maxwell, director Robert Lepage and puppeteer Ronnie Burkett.
“Oh deer!” responded Highway by email when he learned he had won. He then hastened to add: “You have to understand that I do come from a hunting and gathering society.”
Highway was chosen to receive the award by a jury of members of the Canadian Theatre Critics Association, which is made up of professional critics and arts writers from across Canada. “Tomson has been an enormous influence and inspiration to Canada’s First Nations theatre artists,” said Martin Morrow, President of the CTCA. “He also happens to be a delightful writer. It’s a great pleasure for us as critics to be able to honour him formally with this award.”
For more information, visit the CTCA website.
August 12, 2018, is Buy a Quebec Book Day. Celebrate by purchasing a recent Talonbooks book in translation!Friday July 27, 2018 in Meta-Talon
Next year marks the tenth anniversary of Fred Wah’s is a door : to celebrate, Talon takes a look back at how the book got its name.Thursday March 8, 2018 in Meta-Talon
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
By Carl Peters
On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)
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