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2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Sympathizer

This year's Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction is Viet Thanh Nguyen, for his debut novel The Sympathizer.

Villa America

villa america

Liza Klaussmann’s Tigers in Red Weather was one of my favourite books a few years ago, so when I saw that she had new material, I knew I would enjoy it. Villa America centres on Gerald and Sara Murphy, the real life American couple who inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night.

International Women's Day 2015

International Women's day 2015 poster
March 8th, 2015

Black History Month

black history month

In 1605, the very first black person in Canada set foot on Canadian shore.

The 2015 Oscars

Oscar Statue - P 2014

Well, the road to the Oscars has begun!

Fiction & Truth


 An Evening with Margaret Sweatman and Catherine Bush

Twitter Fiction at Wordsfest!

We've all heard of fiction, but have you heard of Twitter fiction? Twitter fiction is a whole story - a beginning, a middle and an end - written in the form of a tweet. This means that each story can only be 140 characters!

Check out The Guardian's Twitter fiction series by clicking here! This series features mini stories from Val McDermid, Phillipa Gregory, and many more!