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Secret passages, zombies, cemeteries and coffins

Fall publishing season is well under way, and it’s also award season! Congratulations to Will Ferguson for winning the Giller Prize for 419, and congratulations are also in order for the winners of the 2012 ReLit Awards: Suzette Mayr for best novel (Monoceros), Greg Kearney for short fiction (Pretty) and Patrick Friesen for poetry (Jumping the Asylum). […]

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Shelf Life: August 2012

Very brief comments on a lengthy list of books read in August. A banner month. 101. The History of Tattooing, by  Wilfrid Dyson Hambly (Dover, reprinted 2009) I love tattoos. At the time I read this I had only two, but for months I had been looking for an artist to complete my third and fourth. As I

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