Melanie Mah is the winner of this year’s Trillium Book Award, which annually recognizes the best work published by Ontario authors, it was announced on Tuesday. She was awarded the $20,000 prize on the strength of her debut novel, The Sweetest One, which tells the story of Chrysler Wong, a teenage girl who believes in a family curse that will kill her – as it has three of her siblings – if she leaves her small Alberta town.
On Monday evening, Elaine Dewar held a launch party for her latest book, The Handover, an exhaustive investigation into the recent history of the esteemed Canadian publishing house McClelland & Stewart, and, for a certain type of industry insider, one of the most talked-about books of the season. The event took place in an east-end Toronto pub, and the standing-room-only crowd seemed comprised almost entirely of authors, editors, agents, critics, journalists and publishers.
Describing it as “a big win for anybody that resists appropriation and resists colonialism,” Jordan Abel was named winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the most lucrative literary prizes in Canada, it was announced Thursday. The 32-year-old Nisga’a poet was awarded the prize for his collection Injun, a work that probes issues of race and colonialism through the use of text taken from 91 old pulp Western novels.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".