Book Buzz

2014 Vancouver Book Award Finalists Announced

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The City of Vancouver recently announced the finalists for the 2014 Vancouver Book Awards. Titles selected came from a wide variety of genres but each displayed a unique view of the city of Vancouver. This is the twenty-sixth year the award will be given out to a title that highlights Vancouver as a character, or showcases its culture and/or history.

Congratulations to two of our members who received three nominations:

Arsenal Pulp Press for Anatomy of a Girl Gang by Ashley Little and Artificial Cherry by Billeh Nickerson

Nightwood Editions for How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? by Doretta Lau

All Lit Up: Quirky, Curious, and Cultural Canadian Literature

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We know the way in which our nation’s freshest, edgiest creative voices go from their page to your bookshelves has changed a lot over the last decade. Your beloved indie bookstore may have closed, you may be in a remote location without bricks and mortar options, and it’s tough to sort through everything on offer online to find the best books for you by homegrown authors.

LPG asked readers how they found out about and got their hands on new, local poetry. The response included a keen interest in a dedicated online resource for Canadian literature. 

Please meet All Lit Up, the LPG’s response to readers’ requests, and the new hub of literary publishing in Canada!

The Wondrous Woo Nominated for a 2014 Toronto Book Award

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The Toronto Book Awards Committee announced the 2014 finalists recently. Congratulations to LPG member Inanna Publications on the nomination for Carrianne Leung's novel, The Wondrous Woo.

The Toronto Book Awards were created in 1974 to celebrate great works of literature that evoked Toronto. Previous winners include Glen Downie for Loyalty Management (Wolsak & Wynn) and Camilla Gibb for Mouthing the Words (Pedlar Press).