And the winner is….. Oisín Curran

Book*hug is pleased to share the wonderful news that Oisín Curran, author of Blood Fable, is the winner of the 2018 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award! Oisín received the prize at the 10th annual Atlantic Book Awards Gala on Thursday, May 10, in Halifax, NS. Managed by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, the $25,000 […]

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Feature Friday: False Friends by Stephen Cain

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from False Friends, the first full-length poetry collection from Stephen Cain in more than ten years. In False Friends, Cain takes inspiration from the linguistic term “false friends”—two words from different languages that appear to be related, but have fundamentally different […]

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Celebrate Dad: 5 Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is here again. Time to celebrate and show our appreciation for fathers and father figures. In honour of all our dads, here’s a recommended reading list of five books that we think every Dad will love. Besides, they all have enough ties and BBQ aprons. Operations by Moez Surani 1965 “Red Snapper 27-65 […]

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The Modern Self is a Reader Self: In Conversation with Bertrand Laverdure and Oana Avasilichioaei

Bertrand Laverdure’s novel, Readopolis, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei, playfully examines the idea that human beings are more connected by their reading abilities than by anything else. Originally published in French as Lectodôme (Le Quartanier, 2008), the novel was critically-acclaimed and was a finalist for the 2009 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault. A review in Le Devoir […]

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Feature Friday: Charm by Christine McNair

A charm can protect, inflict or influence. For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from Charm, the second poetry collection by Ottawa poet Christine McNair. In Charm, McNair considers the craftwork of conception from a variety of viewpoints—from pregnancy and motherhood, to how an orchid is pollinated, to overcoming abusive relationships, […]

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