Archive | 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Get Ready! It’s Awards Season!

It’s that time of the month again. Yes, you guessed it, our next installment of Beyond the Lobby is here. Okay, so maybe you didn’t guess it, you were probably way off but nonetheless, this month we’ve decided to focus on something that’s consuming many a book publisher in North America and possibly around the [...]

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Annabel Lyon’s Lightning Round

How fast can Annabel Lyon think? We gave her 20 questions and she gave us answers. Although, she sent the answers back by email all at once, so I guess we don’t really know how long she pondered each question. But she did reply to our email quite quickly, so we’re going to assume she’s [...]

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Katrina Onstad Sings

Okay, so the title may be a bit misleading. The wonderful and Giller-nominated author, Katrina Onstad, doesn’t exactly sing, but she just might if you asked her nicely. I hear she has quite the voice. More importantly, music plays a starring role in Katrina’s writing process and her stories themselves. Below she tells us how [...]

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Billie Livingston: One Good Author

The hilarious, quirky and of course, Giller-nominated author, Billie Livingston, shares with us the in’s and out’s of her writing style. Her childhood dream was to be a jockey but that didn’t work out so she made her way through filling the dairy coolers in a Mac’s Milk, working as a file clerk, receptionist, cocktail [...]

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Kim Thúy on Becoming an Author in Five Easy Steps

Giller-nominated and incredibly bubbly and kind author, Kim Thúy has had her fair share of interesting professions. From seamstress to interpreter to lawyer to cook and finally to writer, Kim reveals how all roads lead to writing and using your imagination. In my life, I’ve had the good fortune to accidentally change careers every five [...]

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CS Richardson’s Five Favourite Fashion Finds

In case you didn’t already know, we are lucky enough to have the fabulous, Giller Award-nominated author, CS Richardson, as the Creative Director at Random House of Canada. It is a widely acknowledged fact that CS is just the most fashionable man around. He always look stylish and combines wardrobe staples with exciting punches of [...]

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