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Near Perth, Ont. Phil Hall lives on the shores of Otty Lake in two 19th-century cabins that have been joined together as one. It was his wife’s father who spotted them, abandoned, in farmers’ fields, ...
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Craig Davidson on seeing his book Rust and Bone adapted for the big screen.
It all started when I knocked a glass of water on to a film director’s hat. A lovely chapeau. Brushed felt. The director was French; his name was Jacques Audiard. The hat was kind of his trademark. I’...
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A review of Elisabeth Badinter's The Conflict by Stacey May Fowles
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Recap of Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 5
Winter has arrived. Season Two of HBO’s much-lauded fantasy series, Game of Thrones, is underway. Every Monday, until the end of the season, National Post Books Editor Mark Medley, Kerry McKibbin and ...
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Richard Ford talks Canada
Canada tells the story of Dell Parsons, a 15-year-old boy living in Great Falls, Mont., who finds himself an orphan after his parents are arrested for robbing a bank
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Michael Cho on Toronto's back alleys
Some years ago, Michael Cho received a two-volume book of illustrations as a gift from a family friend. The sketches, which date from the late 19th century until around the end of the First World War,...
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Maurice Sendak dies at 83
Maurice Sendak, the wildly talented, often cantankerous children's book author and illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are, has died, according to numerous reports. He was 83 years old. The New York ...
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Alison Bechdel discusses Are You My Mother?
Although it only appears in a few panels, Alison Bechdel chose an illustration of her mother’s vanity to adorn the cover of her latest memoir. On it sits a jewellery case, pressed between a gold-plate...
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I'm the National Post's Books Editor and co-edit the paper's books blog, The Afterword. My work has appeared in publications across North America, including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, This Magazine, Descant, Eye Weekly, Torontoist, Spacing, Taddle Creek and The Mississippi Review. I currently sit on PEN Canada's Board of Directors and serve on the Advisory Committee of The Humber School for Writers.
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I read books and then write about them.
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