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  • Edmonton's Wayne Arthurson shifts gears with new character

    Edmonton's Wayne Arthurson shifts gears with new character

    A new character emerges from German prisoner of war camp near Lethbridge
  • Kuir Garang's poems inspired by the refugee life

    Kuir Garang's poems inspired by the refugee life

    Kuir Garang was a teenager in a refugee camp in northwest Kenya when he began writing poetry. While the other kids played at recess, he would sit under a tree “in the cold breeze or in the dust and look at things, describe the landscape, describe the people.” He would write in scrapbooks, inspired by […]
  • Upcoming literary events in Edmonton

    Upcoming literary events in Edmonton

    Friday April 29: An evening of readings hosted by the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, 7 p.m. Audreys Books Saturday April 30: Authors for Indies Day. Local authors volunteer at Audreys Books to show support for independent bookstores. Authors include Todd Babiak, Richard Van Camp, Jennifer Quist and others. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Audreys […]
  • Michael Hingston: Celebrating 40 years of writers-in-residence at University of Alberta

    Michael Hingston: Celebrating 40 years of writers-in-residence at University of Alberta

    What do Marina Endicott, Fred Wah, Daphne Marlatt, Minister Faust, Tim Bowling, Kristjana Gunnars, Caterina Edwards, Richard Van Camp, Curtis Gillespie, Merna Summers, and Catherine Bush all have in common? They’re all acclaimed Canadian writers, yes. But they, along with a few dozen of their peers, have another shared job title: the University of Alberta’s […]
  • Inside Dadaab, the ‘strange parallel universe’ of the world’s largest refugee camp

    Inside Dadaab, the ‘strange parallel universe’ of the world’s largest refugee camp

    What struck Ben Rawlence about Dadaab were not the horror stories, of misery and rape: ‘It was the soccer leagues. It was the primary school.’ Normal life in an abnormal place
  • 16 for 2016: Here are some books to watch

    16 for 2016: Here are some books to watch

    Sean Wilson, the artistic director of the Ottawa International Writers Festival offers a taste of 16 of the most anticipated books coming in this new year. City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp Ben Rawlence (Random House Canada). Publication: Jan. 5 As the Liberal government works to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees, it’s worth […]
  • Edmonton author releases "riskiest" short story collection

    Edmonton author releases "riskiest" short story collection

    Richard Van Camp‘s days are so full, it’s a wonder he has time for working on night moves. In addition to his new collection of short stories, he’s plugging his brand new graphic novel, Blanket of Butterflies. The 44-year-old Edmonton writer is executive producer for Monkey Beach, the upcoming film adaptation of Eden Robinson’s novel. Then […]
  • Elizabeth Wein spreads her wings in ‘Rose Under Fire’

    Elizabeth Wein spreads her wings in ‘Rose Under Fire’

    Young adult novelist Elizabeth Wein’s previous book, Code Name Verity, was historical fiction about a young female secret agent whose plane is shot down over Nazi Germany. It was a Printz Honor book and Edgar Award Winner. Her followup, Rose Under Fire, is a companion novel about a young female pilot who is captured by the Germans and sent to a women’s concentration camp.

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