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Kaitlin McNabb

Are you Pro or Con Canada Reads?

| March 6, 2014

Gangland, girls and glory: 'Anatomy of a Girl Gang' searches for a sense of belonging

Anatomy of a Girl Gang

by Ashley Little
(Arsenal Pulp Press,

Ashley Little’s Anatomy of a Girl Gang is like an after-school special gone horribly awry -- and that’s a good thing.


babble book club reading every single Alice Munro book (no, not really!)

| November 21, 2013

Women in CanLit rise to the top and elevate literary arts and discussion on gender equality

photo: wikimedia commons

Last week, writer Lynn Coady received Canada’s most prestigious literary honour, the Giller Prize, for her short story collection Hellgoing, cementing that 2013 is not only the year of the short story, but also the year of the female writer in mainstream literature.

Coady’s win came less than a month after one of her mentors, Alice Munro, became the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and only the 13th woman since the prize was first awarded in 1901.


The importance of Montreal's Black Power movement: An interview with David Austin

Photo courtesy of Stefan Christoff
Stefan Christoff interviews author David Austin about his new book 'Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex and Security in Sixties Montreal' and the importance of the Black Power movement in Canada.

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| October 18, 2013
Kaitlin McNabb

Congratulations love: Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

| October 11, 2013

Book launch: Quiet No More: New Political Activism In Canada And Around the Globe

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:00pm


Octopus Books Centretown
251 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON

We are super excited to be hosting Ottawa activist and writer Joel Harden as he launches his new book, Quiet No More: New Political Activism In Canada And Around The Globe.

Quiet No More explores how ordinary citizens - particularly young people - are taking power back in our democracy. Joel will be joined in conversation with Ottawa indigenous activist, Clayton Thomas-Mueller. 

Book launch: The Dilettantes

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:30pm


Octopus Books Glebe
116 Third Avenue
Ottawa, ON

Join us for the launch of Michael Hingston's The Dilettantes, "a fresh take on the campus novel".

The Peak is a university student newspaper with a hard-hitting mix of inflammatory editorials, hastily thrown-together comics and reviews, and a news section run the only way self-taught journalists know how—sloppily. With savage wit, intoxicating energy, and a fine-tuned ear for the absurd, Hingston drags the campus novel, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.

Free event!

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