Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

The Drug of the Nation

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Oh! Holy crap! This has nothing to do with books, or Toronto, but it does have to do with artistic genius, perhaps the greatest comedic genius of our time: Carol Burnett. Monday night at 9 PBS will air an American Masters dedicated to The Great One and her work. My favourite was when she used to put oranges into an extremely de-elasticized bra and swing them wildly to and fro. The woman knows from funny!

Nobody call me Monday at 9. And don't call during America's Next Top Model on Wednesday either. (Because, um, that's when I do all my reading of GREAT CANADIAN LITERATURE!! Which perhaps one day I will even post something about. But not when Heros is on.)

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Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady was nominated for the 1998 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction for her first novel, Strange Heaven. She received the Canadian Authors Association/Air Canada Award for the best writer under thirty and the Dartmouth Book and Writing Award for fiction. Her second book, Play the Monster Blind, was a national bestseller and a "Best Book" of 2000 for the Globe and Mail; Saints of Big Harbour, also a bestseller, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book" in 2002. Her latest novel, Mean Boy, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book" of 2006 and won the Alberta Writers Guild's George Bugnet Award for Fiction. Most recently, she acted as editor on The Anansi Reader: 40 Years of Very Good Books.

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