Sunday, November 06, 2016

12 Great Irish Canadian Books


Just discovered today that People of the Great Journey is on this list, thanks to CBC Books. See page here as for some reason there's no share to blogger: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/06/12-great-books-by-irish-canadian-authors.html Chuffed to see myself in there with the likes of Emma Donoghue and Jane Urquhart, two writers I admire hugely. CBC.ca published the list twice, online and on Twitter, for St Patrick's Day March 2016 and Bloomsday June 2016. The latter had this lovely line: whether they're mining their family histories or creating worlds of their own, these 12 Irish Canadian writers would make Joyce proud. Hoping this might have encouraged some Canadian libraries to stock it? (My Public Lending Right statements have yet to show this book on the shelf while all my other books are!)Final question from the grammar police: should there not be a hyphen in the use of Irish-Canadian as an adjective describing books and writers?

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