Tag: Canada Council

Pirate Queen

K.V. Johansen went to Macedonia to promote a translation of her children’s book, Torrie and the Pirate-Queen. Her trip was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Which got me to thinking. Didn’t a book tour used to mean Saskatoon […]

Leonard Cohen Gives Back

This is not breaking news, but I forgot to mention it last week. When Leonard Cohen was awarded the Glenn Gould prize, he gave the money back to the Canada Council for the Arts. Here is the text from the […]

A Little Light Reading on my Vacation

When I was book editor for the Varsity newspaper at the University of Toronto, I reviewed a dictionary. This outraged the Review editor so much that I still remember his reaction — a dare to review Harlequins for my next […]