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Novel Questions – Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin‘s latest  novel, Yiddish for Pirates was short-listed for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.  I had the privilege to meet him at the Between the Pages event in Toronto leading up to the announcement of the winner.  Gary’s sense … Continue reading

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97. Yiddish for Pirates (Gary Barwin)

“Hello?  If you want the story of a life, don’t wait for your alter maker old gramps over there to wake up.  Maybe he’ll never wake.  But me?  Listen to my words.  They tell some story.  Because I remember.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Scotiabank Giller Prize Wrap Up

Congratulations to Madeleine Thien who has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  This premier award for Canadian literature was initiated in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch to honour his late wife, Doris Giller.  In 2005 the award became the  Scotiabank  Giller Prize, the richest Canadian literary … Continue reading

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Gary Barwin – B/W the Pages (Giller Prize) Event

Hamilton native and creative writing teacher, author Gary Barwin captivated the audience with his reading which was from the point of view of a parrot (he did point out that he did not look at this event as 5:1 women to … Continue reading

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