A classic of world literature, Homer’s The Odyssey was written about 25 centuries ago, allegedly by one man, although many scholars believe the epic poem was assembled, revised and polished by generations of Greek bards hidden behind the mask of singular authorship. Understanding the book’s tremendous importance, I read The Odyssey some 40 years ago, in the summer before my third year of university, even though it wasn’t on any of my reading lists (I majored in English literature).
Michael Redhill told the Toronto Star he had only $411 in his bank account when he deposited the $100,000 cheque he received from the Scotiabank Giller Awards for winning the coveted prize for his novel, Bellevue Square, in mid-November. Although he started his literary career as an obscure poet, Redhill is no stranger to Canadian, and even international, readers by now.
Toronto author Alison Pick, who fictionalized her great-grandparents’ victimization in the Holocaust in her award-winning novel, Far to Go, now turns her literary attention to the redemptive aspect of modern Judaism in her new novel, Strangers with the Same Dream (Penguin Random House Canada). The book opens with a line of chalutzim, Zionist pioneers, moving across the mountainous landscape near Mount Gilboa and establishing their first armed camp near an Arab village.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".