I was intrigued by her book because of the compelling -- stunning, really, in every sense of the word -- documentary on PBS's Frontline Black Money produced by investigative correspondent, Lowell Bergman who examines the shadowy world of international bribery. If you have a chance to watch this first you will want to get the book to be better informed on how world politics and the underbelly of business is being conducted. A wonderful book of Canadiana.
As the head and founder of the first university-based wildlife department in Canada, Ian McTaggart Cowan revolutionized the way North Americans understood the natural world, and students flocked into his classrooms to hear his brilliant, entertaining lectures regarding the new science of ecology.
During his academic career, Ian McTaggart Cowan stepped outside the narrow confines of academia to pioneer nature television. I had a lawyer friend when we lived in Los Angeles who happened to be the nephew of a famous New York society cartoonist. He divulged an interesting factoid about this relative that has always fascinated me. When sketching his subjects live at New York plays, the Met and Broadway musicals, he used a small pencil and scratch pad from within his jacket pocket to do the work - sight unseen - so as not to distract or attract the attention of onlookers. A remarkable feat.
If you have an interest in these sorts of artistic profiles you can go to the wonderful publishing house of The NY Review of Books who have amassed a collection by four artists: David Levine whose more than 3, caricatures have illuminated articles published in the Review since ; and John Springs, Pancho Francisco Grails , and James Ferguson whose works have been published regularly in the Review over the past few years.
Preview the extensive list in alphabetical sequence, or enter a subject or category into the search box to obtain a grouping of interest.
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As a bibliophile and a Canadian I chose the category "Canadian Authors" and came up with David Levine's wonderful collection - a work in progress, judging by the short list. It stars Jenna Coleman as the young queen portrayed from her coronation in at the age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to her cousin Prince Albert played by Tom Hughes. Goodwin says her inspiration for Victoria derived from watching her own teenage daughter's vigorous and tempestuous nature and imagining how a monarch at the same age might compare.
In this sense, the character takes on a personalized flare. While the series has been criticized for taking liberties with some specific historical facts in order to make her character more congruent with modern sensibilities and perspectives, it has all the hallmarks of beloved PBS productions that includes an exquisite cast, costumes, sets and settings.
As a result, it has usurped viewer turnout for previous period costume dramas, reaching 5. So who was Queen Victoria and what were her hallmark contributions to British history? She is this year's Whistler Writer in Residence a post supported by the Whistler Resort Municipality and the local writer's group. Whistler Reads is pleased to select this book out of the excellent offerings at this year's 15th annual Writers Festival in Whistler. After all, we do produce some of the world's most talented comedians," says Paula Shackleton, Founder and Director of Whistler Reads.
The Stephen Leacock award is a personal favorite. If you've not read the work of the namesake honoring this genre, you must because it gives insights into where our Canadian roots in ironic wit and self-deprecating humour derive. A quick peruse of her website is funny from start to finish, er from button titles to deep-down content. The fact that she lives in the boonies, and I live in the boonies has nothing to do with it. Oh, well, if you must -- we DO share a love of chickens.
Chickens are the original comedian on the farm. Everything about them is true; the pecking order, coming home to roost, cock of the walk Not to mention the serial mugshots gleaned from past author photos. The name Adam Smith in economic and finance circles is sacrosanct.
His mantra was simple. People act out of self-interest. This fundamental is at the core of the reasoning behind capitalism and the free market economy. Isn't there room for an economic inclusiveness that is not based on self, but on others; on love, not greed; on altruism, not cynicism? And how are they remunerated, or at least accounted for on financial ledgers of companies and countries? Well, I'll bite! She lives in London. Do delve deliciously deeper for more background on this important writer on the PB website.
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In they were short-listed for Independent Publisher of the Year. And this I did not know -- they bought the esteemed literary magazine Granta and as such, share design, marketing and sales teams. Here's how they describe themselves: We aim to give our readers books that are enlightening and searching, with a particular focus on non-fiction.
We offer our writers a creative, innovative, and supportive environment. Look to their website for font list, midlist and backlist titles are there any there yet? LOL Surprise! Here is the link to her Nobel Prize. The National Business Book Award celebrated its 30th year. The news was announced on April 21st - apologies for being 4 days late. The entire longlist is always worthwhile reading for people interested in business topics in a wide range of interests.
Rubin explores how climate change could influence Canada's oil industry. In the book, Canada's former ambassador to China discusses its diplomatic relations with the country and criticizes Canadian foreign policy for its lack of ambition.
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William Watson was longlisted for The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty , which explores the relationship between public policy, capitalism and poverty in Canada. It's founded by Jael Richardson and takes place in her hometown of Brampton, Ontario this coming May Finding great publishers through one of their front-listed books is a great way to discover other worthwhile writers of other great books. It doesn't come about by luck or coincidence. It takes as much talent to recognize and shape writers as it does to be one.
Talon Books is one of those publishers whose books have made a difference to the face of Can Lit. And we love their story. Principal Accomplishments We have more than titles in print, which have received well over awards. We have built and continue to keep in print one of the finest and most diverse literary lists in Canada.
PEN announced its shortlist for the Literary Awards. There are several categories and each has roughly 5 contenders.
We've pulled this feature from the Star Tribune, so if you see a hyperlink it takes you to a Star reviews. Norton , Joel K. Bourne Jr. They have just released their list of awards, which will be presented at the Leipzig Book Fair later this month. Of almost books submitted by 32 countries, 14 winners were selected. Only one Canadian designer, M.
The 28 Canadian books on exhibit, representing Canada as participants in the international competition, were submitted by The Alcuin Society to the Stiftung. The collection has been donated to the German Book and Type Museum in Leipzig, where it will be available for consultation and exhibitions. The winners of this year's Alcuin Society competition will be forwarded to the Stiftung later this Spring. Information about the Stiftung Buchkunst may be found at www. Click the translate flag for language of choice. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.
Further information on the Alcuin competition may be obtained from awards alcuinsociety.
Coincidence behold. My Vancouver book group just finished reading and discussing Lily King's book, Euforia Harper Collins based on a period in the life of Margaret Mead, the famous anthropologist who studied and reported on the indigenous peoples along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. What a spot of luck! My whole group is planning to attend the opening because of our captivation with Euforia , which we highly recommend to those people interested in a primer before they view the exhibit.
Read the review of Euphoria at Salon. Earlier we ran a series of articles about the books in the shop windows of bookstores around the world as spotted on our travels. London, Paris, Toronto, Vienna, Helsinki and more, were featured. As it turns out, my former Stanford Alum roommate opened a bookstore by the name of Papercup in her hometown of Beirut, and she's been getting a lot of very good press recognition! What are they reading in Beirut, you ask? And so we did.
Rania Naufal's philosophy goes like this, " Located on a charming street in the eclectic Mar Mikhael neighborhood of Beirut, you will find our shelves filled with beautiful books on art, architecture, design, photography, and fashion. We also love our coffee and strive to serve a good one. In other words, think of Papercup as a coffee-infused book therapy.
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