Brian Fawcett can see a few things wrong with Sue Swan’s attempt to create another writing prize…
Gordon Lockheed introduces a new term into his series about the book publishing industry crisis.
Brian Fawcett goes to the Writers’ Union of Canada AGM and doesn’t find it relevant or much fun
Jean Baird files a think piece about the how Canadian writing is no longer taught in our secondary and middle schools and why it happened.
Gordon Lockheed looks at the deep structure of the book publishing malaise, offers some provisional solutions, but sees a deeper threat emerging
Gordon Lockheed has some leading questions about book prizes, what the Writers’ Trust is about, and why David Suzuki was given a prize for lifetime achievement as a writer..
A look at the book biz, from prizes to marketing and back again.
Brian Fawcett takes exception to Martin Levin’s characterization of Canadian book reviewers as lacking venom. He thinks Levin is part of the cause.
Fawcett discusses the future of the electronic book and the dangers inherent in
the literary establishment's approach to dealing with it.
Gordon Lockheed has a few questions about a public television network cancelling English language television’s longest-running book show.