Kiddo reviewed in Winnipeg Free Press

Tradewind title Kiddo by author Cynthia Nugent has been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press. “What does it take to become a junior journalist? In Vancouver author Cythia Nugent’s mid-grade novel Kiddo (Tradewind, 256 pages, $13, paperback), the namesake character makes up for her poor spelling with her unbounded enthusiasm.“ – Helen Norrie Read the […]

The Princess Dolls reviewed in ‘The Ormsby Review’

The Princess Dolls by Ellen Schwartz, with illustrations by Mariko Ando, has received a very favourable review in ‘The Ormsby Review’. “Through school curriculum, the internment story will become familiar to children in Canada — how 22,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in coastal BC, three-quarters of whom were born in Canada, were stripped of […]

Olive Senior wins Matt Cohen Award

Congratulations to Olive Senior for winning the Writer’s Trust Matt Cohen Award! “The Writers’ Trust of Canada gave out seven prizes in recognition of the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and short story, as well as mid-career and lifetime achievement awards. Olive Senior was recognized with the Matt Cohen Award, which is given to a writer who has dedicated their […]

Olive Senior delivers prestigious 2019 Margaret Laurence Lecture: A Writer’s Life

With wit and heart, Olive Senior delivered the 2019 Margaret Lawrence Lecture to a packed audience. Born in Jamaica in 1941, the seventh of 10 children, Olive went on to become one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers. Hear excerpts from her lecture, readings from her work and a conversation with IDEAS producer Mary Lynk. To […]