There are several Canadian writers who have written masterpieces. They are not only recognized nationally but also internationally. Their work has influenced the lives of millions from all over the world. For good novels and prose work, a writer should not necessarily belong to Shakespeare’s era. The fact is that despite intense digitalized world we live in there are some book lovers who are continuously leaving their mark on the related industry. We all know that many entertainment activities become online-oriented, that is why today you can easily while the time away dropping in online casino or watch Netflix series, or whatever. But there are still people who prefer meaningful pastime. The modern writers of Canada are influenced indigenously and therefore their writing also depicts the same. These writers make sure that a large audience is influenced. It is also worth mentioning that these writers are very much successful in this endeavor. Continue Reading
Graeme Gibson, the Canadian author, conservationist and longtime champion of writers' rights, has died at age 85. Margaret Atwood, Gibson's longtime partner, said in a statement Wednesday issued by publisher Penguin Random House Canada: "We are devastated by the loss of Graeme, our beloved father, grandfather and spouse, but we are happy that he achieved the kind of swift exit he wanted and avoided the decline into further dementia that he feared.
Don't be fooled by the 'indie' rhetoric surrounding the new imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, a multinational corporation. Only time will tell if it will do much for the diversification of Can-Lit.
The victory parade on Monday was just that, a rally to celebrate winning. But it was so large, so public and joyful that it was in fact the culmination of all those mass-viewing parties. During those parties, the ones we envied others for attending, the principle that a professional sports championship series is a form of ritual combat between cities or countries begins to shift. In this instance in Toronto and the rest of Canada, the nexus between social identity and sport became obvious. It...
Before I opined on Gladwell (I’ve now done this several times), I had done research on two other prominent Canadian communicators, one better known than the other. The more famous one: Marshall McLuhan, who back in the 60s bequeathed two concepts to the media community that are still alive today: “the global village” (which presaged the emergence of social media) and “the medium is the message.” The less famous one: Harold Innis, McLuhan’s teacher/mentor at the University of Toronto (where...