News: Literary Recap June 13-20, 2012

2012-06-20 09:08:AM ago by nicole.boyce

Teach.com has created a flowchart to help young adults choose their summer reading. Looking for contemporary writing? Political allegory? Time travel? Follow the arrows to find your perfect read.
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/summer-reading-flowchart_b52769

The winners of the 2012 Alberta Literary Awards were announced this week. Recipients include Lynn Coady (The Antagonist), Alice Major (Intersecting Sects) and Tim Bowling (Tenderman).
http://www.edmontonexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3584877

Recent reports by the Association of American Publishers show that eBook revenues have topped hardcover sales in 2012. eBook sales are up 28% since 2011, reflecting the growing popularity of electronic reading devices.
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/ebooks-top-hardcover-revenues-in-q1_b53090

Each year, James Joyce fans celebrate Leopold Bloom’s birthday on June 16th. CBC Books has a few other suggestions for holidays in honour of literary characters.
http://www.cbc.ca/books/2012/06/declare-a-literary-holiday.html

The Department of Canadian Heritage has restored funding to the Literary Press Group after a public outcry last week. The LPG provides services and support to Canadian publishing houses.
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/bound-not-gagged/2012/06/heritage-minister-reverses-decision-funding-restored-literar


 

©2016 filling Station Magazine