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Hamilton Highlight No. 5

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Brent’s final suggestion is John Terpstra’s Under the Parapet Wall: John knows Hamilton to an unmatched depth and breadth, and writes about it with power and grace (I mean, he knows this city, right down… Continue Reading Hamilton Highlight No. 5

Hamilton Highlight No. 4

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Here are Brent’s thoughts on Rachael Preston’s The Fishers of Paradise: A historical novel about a long-gone aspect of our beloved city, the boathouses on the Cootes Paradise marsh. The marsh is still there—and less… Continue Reading Hamilton Highlight No. 4

Hamilton Highlight No. 3

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Next up is David Lee’s The Midnight Games: A dystopian novel about the late Ivor Wynne Stadium being used to host kill-or-be-killed survival games. What’s not to love? He’ll be on the April 10 Writing… Continue Reading Hamilton Highlight No. 3

Hamilton Highlight No. 2

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Here’s Brent on Kim Echlin’s Under the Visible Life: Not only is part of her most recent novel set in Hamilton, she is also writer-in-residence for the Hamilton Public Library, my other employer and a… Continue Reading Hamilton Highlight No. 2

Hamilton Highlight No. 1

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. First on the list, to celebrate National Poetry Month, is Chris Pannell’s A Nervous City: Chris’s poems reveal a creative intimacy in Hamilton’s streets that somehow moves effortlessly with its gritty, sooty heritage. He lent… Continue Reading Hamilton Highlight No. 1

Share the Love!

We’ve all got them: secret favourite books, the ones we hide on our shelves behind our more presentable books, the ones we buy e-copies of so no one knows what we’re reading. Because February is a time for confessing true love, we’re asking you to share your secret favourite books on social media using the… Continue Reading Share the Love!

All Lit Up’s Super Secret Festival of Lit!

Not quite sure what to get the booklover on your gift list this holiday season? All Lit Up has started revealing its Super Secret Festival of Lit selections one by one: Each day they’ll let you in on the secret of one of the titles plus share four more books curated to that day’s particular… Continue Reading All Lit Up’s Super Secret Festival of Lit!

Our Price for David

You have two days left, Jays fans, to click on over to Any Price for David and add your clause to his contract. What would you do to keep David Price with the Toronto Blue Jays? Us, we’ll give him a free copy of The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays, when it comes out in… Continue Reading Our Price for David