There are also plenty of new books coming out of the #MeToo movement, and plenty looking at the political situation south of the border. “Ring out the false, ring in the true,” wrote Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem “Ring Out Wild Bells.” Which is likely exactly what writers and readers both should be most looking forward to this year. Trends we’re expecting include fairy tales — for both adults and children.
Independent Toronto press Coach House Books has placed its prestigious poetry program “on hiatus” and will not be accepting any poetry submissions until further notice. The announcement was made on the company’s blog on Tuesday. “Poetry is changing, and the way people read is changing,” Alana Wilcox, editorial director of Coach House, told the Star.
Speaking of female characters, Alice Munro's are beautifully, quietly and powerfully drawn. One of the best known is Del Jordan, from what is considered Munro's only novel, 1973's "Lives of Girls and Women." Interestingly, there was a 1994 made-for-TV CBC movie based on this book (aired in 1996), starring a very young and very Canadian Dean McDermott, Tanya Allen and Wendy Crewson. But this is more than 20 years later and now, in this post-Harvey Weinstein world, it's ripe for an adaptation.
@sabrawineteer@MargaretAtwood Hi, Sabra, Just so you know, no publisher pays for reviews in the Star. Our reviews are independent. For your interest - @CanWomenInLit does a survey every year of publications in Canada and how many books by women are reviewed, how many reviewers are women, etc.
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