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Ian Shaw is a Canadian novelist
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LOOKING FOR BETA READERS

With the second draft of my new novel Quill of the Dove finished, I have started to send out query letters to literary agents. However, I am still very interested in receiving feedback from Beta readers. If you would like to send me an e-mail at deuxvoiliers@gmail, I would be pleased to send you a PDF version of the second draft. Below is a short description of the novel.
Quill of the Dove is a work of political fiction framed by contemporary historical events. The plot alternates between two recent time periods to unfold the truth about the characters' pasts and presents and speak to the horrors of war.

It is the year 2007, and French journalist Marc Taragon is at the apex of his career. A tenacious idealist, he has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues of the Middle East. He is unsparing in his criticism of extremists and has earned many enemies.

Taragon agrees to be interviewed by a young Canadian journalist, Marie Boivin, not knowing that Marie has a hidden agenda. Before Marie can discover the answer to a question that has been haunting her for months, she is enmeshed in Taragon's plan to broker negotiations between a left-wing Israeli politician and a dissident Palestinian leader. Opponents of the peace initiative immediately move to disrupt it, putting both their lives in danger.

Cheers,

Ian Shaw (Con Cú)
deuxvoiliers@gmail.com

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In this special holiday season's issue, we offer our insights on seven new books and a special interview with one of Ottawa's finest novelists, Alan Cumyn. We have gone eclectic in the December issue, offering reviews ranging from Roughing it in the Bush by nineteenth-century writer Susanna Moodie to Life and Bronze by one of Canada's most gifted metal scupltors, Ruth Abernethy, to the brilliant prose of David Bergen, Jen Sookfong Lee, John Metcalf, Phyllis Smallman and Sanita Fejzic. We would also like to draw your attention to the launch of Canada's newest literary award, the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors. The deadline is January 15, 2017, and details about the award, which is sponsored by the Ottawa Independent Writers, can be found in this month's issue.

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Montreal writer Caroline Vu, who recently won the Fred Kerner Award of the Canadian Authors Association for her first novel, Palawan Story (Deux Voiliers Publishing), will be launching the French translation of her second novel, That Summer in Provincetown (Guernica Editions), on September 28. Cet Été à Provincetown will be published by Éditions de la Pleine Lune, which has also published the French translations of the novels of Lawrence Hill and Trevor Ferguson. Caroline wll also be reading at Café Shaika on August 28 as part of NDG Arts Week.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1001897496590291/
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Montreal writer Caroline Vu, who recently won the Fred Kerner Award of the Canadian Authors Association for her first novel, Palawan Story (Deux Voiliers Publishing), will be launching the French translation of her second novel, That Summer in Provincetown (Guernica Editions), on September 28. Cet Été à Provincetown will be published by Éditions de la Pleine Lune, which has also published the French translations of the novels of Lawrence Hill and Trevor Ferguson. Caroline wll also be reading at Café Shaika on August 28 as part of NDG Arts Week.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1001897496590291/
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