Archive for March, 2012

Book Review: My Year of the Racehorse

March 31, 2012

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The horse he rode in on
JANE SMILEY
The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition)
31 Mar 2012

My Year of the Racehorse For a life-long horse nut like me, maybe the most amazing thing about Kevin Chong’s is that it exists at all. Chong states explicitly, “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to own a race horse.” When he buys his…read more…

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Calgary’s Poet Laureate

March 31, 2012

Meet Kris Demeanor, Calgary’s new poet laureate

The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition)
31 Mar 2012

How does one become poet laureate of Calgary? Calgary playwright and actor David van Belle of Ghost River Theatre nominated me, compiling a greatest hits package of my work and pitching the notion that I can connect with those who least expect it. I…read more…

Publishing News

March 31, 2012

ROB Magazine is most-read business periodical
STAFF
The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition)
31 Mar 2012

Report on Business Magazine is now the most-read business magazine in Canada, according to an influential survey of readership. New data from the Print Measurement Bureau show the magazine claimed 951,000 readers over the age of 18. That is about 8…read more…

March 31, 2012

Michael Hastings

Spectrum
31 Mar 2012

Michael Hastings is echoing on the phone from his new apartment in downtown Manhattan. Just yesterday he and his wife Elise were saying farewell to their former home in rural Vermont, where deer lapped from the pond in front of the house. ‘‘I’m trying…read more…

Author Pat Conroy: Part 1

March 30, 2012

PAT CONROY?

The Palm Beach Post
29 Mar 2012

The bestselling author talks about the family that almost destroyed him and the one thing he loves above all other things: reading. Pat Conroy’s nine novels have earned him millions of devoted readers. He arouses a passionate devotion because of his…read more…

Author Pat Conroy: Part 2

March 30, 2012

Conroy’s mom advis ed adopting Beaufort, S.C., as his hometown

The Palm Beach Post
29 Mar 2012

It’s to answer a question. With Great Santini, the question was, why did my father beat up his family? With Prince of Tides it was, why is my sister crazy? It’s usually something that simple, and that carries me on. I ask myself a question, and it gets…read more…

March 29, 2012

Once bitten
LEIGH-ANNE HUNTER
The Citizen
29 Mar 2012

BOOKSTORE shelves bulge with recipe books promising “quick and easy meals”. They may be just that for Nigella and Jamie, but for regular folk, the promised 30-minute meals often take 60 minutes (and that’s just trying to find the ingredients for the…read more…

Print vs e-book debate in Malaysia

March 29, 2012

The e-book advantage

The Star Malaysia
30 Mar 2012

SO, on which side do you weigh in on the whole print vs e-book debate? With more and more authors making their work available digitally, this is becoming an intriguing question indeed. When we wrote two years ago about the e-book trend finally heating…read more…

March 29, 2012

Didi sweeps out most dailies from public libraries
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Hindustan Times (Indore)
29 Mar 2012

KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress turns out be closer to China than the Marxists. In a move reminiscent of China’s bid to control information, the new West Bengal government has banished newspapers that are “too political” from nearly 2,500 libraries…read more…

March 29, 2012

Let’s take it as read

Hindustan Times (Indore)
29 Mar 2012

The good news is, you can still buy whichever newspaper you prefer to be your source of information, even if you live in West Bengal. The dark lining to that silver cloud says: we do not know for how long. To prove that ‘paribartan’ is not just a nip…read more…