News: Literary Recap Nov. 29 - Dec. 5

2012-12-05 22:45:PM ago by nicole.boyce

Good news for those interested in long-form storytelling: The University of King’s College has introduced Canada’s first Masters program exclusively dedicated to creative non-fiction.
 
Literature is a powerful beast! New research shows that reading fiction can create changes (albeit, temporary changes) in a person’s behavior, including the lessening of biases related to race and sexual orientation. 
 
“I have nothing to declare except my genius.” The Guardian has created an infographic of Oscar Wilde’s most quotable lines.
 
Last week we praised oblique endings; this week, a look at bad endings to great books.
 
Ottawa’s Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame) is making headlines for raising over $240, 000 on Kickstarter in less than two weeks. The funds will go towards To Be Or Not To Be: That Is the Adventure, a Shakespeare-based choose-your-own-adventure book.

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