University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: March 2016
Features: Foreword/liminaire, introduction, notes
Series: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series
Keywords: Canadian Literature/Essay
Subject(s): LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture, LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian, Canadian Literature/Essay
Publisher(s): Canadian Literature Centre / Centre de littérature canadienne, The University of Alberta Press

Lynn Coady. Lynn Coady is an award-wining author and journalist. Her first novel, Strange Heaven, was nominated for the Governor General's Award, and in 2011, her novel The Antagonist was shortlisted for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize, an award she won in 2013 for her short story collection Hellgoing. Coady lives in Toronto, where she writes for television.

Paul Kennedy.

#7 on the Edmonton Journal's Non-fiction Bestsellers list for the week of April 15, 2016 The Edmonton Journal.


"[Coady] digs into the recurring social panic that new technology is making us stupid, lazy and unable to appreciate our established cultural forms.... Starting with a Sesame Street anecdote and carrying on through Planet of the Apes and 50 Shades of Grey references, she systematically dismantles the common arguments that nobody is reading anymore and our literary culture is dying." Bruce Cinnamon, Vue Weekly, June 9-15, 2016

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