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The Canada Council “Doesn’t Like Fact”?

Christopher Moore, for the CNFC Blog Ken Whyte runs Sutherland House, a newish publisher dedicated to Canadian nonfiction. And he is worried about Canadian nonfiction. Memoir is doing fine, he acknowledges, and it is part of his publishing program. His concern is the decline in Canadian publishing of what he calls “works of history, biography, natural science, philosophy, religion, politics, criticism, and any other researched non-fiction that intends something other than personal reflection.”  He’s concerned that part of the problem…

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Book Review: Betsy Warland, Lost Lagoon/ lost in thought

Betsy Warland, Lost Lagoon/ lost in thought (Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press, 2020). Paperbound, 86 pp., $20.00 By Susan Olding In February, 2020, a month before the pandemic upended the ordinary patterns of many people’s lives, Betsy Warland took me for a stroll around Lost Lagoon, in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. I had walked there before, alone and with other friends. I knew where the herons liked to stand and wait for their prey. I’d seen the mallards and Canada Geese…

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