I broke all the rules that my dad gave me.
It was he who had given me, in part, the confidence to think of my life as being worthy to mix with those of the geniuses. —Heather O’Neill
With generosity and wry humour, novelist Heather O’Neill recalls several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father: memories and stories about how crime does pay, why one should never keep a diary, and that it is good to beware of clowns, ... [READ MORE]
“The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It’s always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective: when you’re in your teens, a decade earlier feels like ancient history and the present moment seems normal: what exists now is surely what has always existed.”
Margaret Atwood compares the Canadian literary landscape of the 1960s to the Burge... [READ MORE]
"L'interrogation n'a pas changé à 56 ans: pourquoi ne profite-t-on pas de tout ce qui nous arrive pour changer notre vie?" -Dany Laferrière Le 5 mars 2009, le Centre de littérature canadienne de l'Université de l'Alberta recevait l'auteur acclamé, Dany Laferrière dans le cadre de la conférence commémorative Henry Kreisel. La University of Alberta Press et le Centre de littérature canadienne sont fiers de faire par... [READ MORE]