News: Literary Recap Dec. 6 - 12, 2012

2012-12-13 22:04:PM ago by nicole.boyce

Unable to resolve the store’s financial woes, the owner of Collected Works – Ottawa’s largest independent bookstore – is selling the business for one dollar. The Financial Post looks at recent struggles and successes in the changing publishing industry.
 
Are we living in a golden age? Despite hardships like the story above, Stephen Marche argues that things have never been better for writers and writing.
 
The New Year approaches, and with it, a seasonal crop of internet ‘best of’ inventories. Check out The Millions’ Year in Reading lists, with recaps from Jeffrey Eugenides, David Vann and Zadie Smith
 
“A writer starts shaking as soon as he picks up his pen.” Author Han Han speaks out about censorship in Chinese publishing.
 
Overwhelmed by your seasonal shopping? The internet has list after list of ideas for book lovers, but few deals as awesome as a filling Station gift subscription. With upcoming issues on Northern B.C. and experimental women’s writing, gifting hasn’t been this experimental since paper perfume.

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