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The scene is a departure lounge at Caracas International Airport. We are all bound for Miami and there is weather. The departure time comes and goes. The information signs do not change. If the ground ... Read More »

October 24, 2003

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A questionable commitmentYour editorial “Who is Canadian?” (Mar. 1999) implies that ownership and control are of no consequence when it comes to cultural production, i.e. that Penguin Books Canada can fill any void left by ... Read More »

October 24, 2003

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We’ve heard many complaints in recent months about the fact that a combined Random House and Doubleday of Canada would control a greater portion of the book market than the five largest Canadian-owned trade publishers.We’ve ... Read More »

October 24, 2003

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• David Cronenberg’s futuristic thriller Existenz comes to the big screen in April courtesy of Alliance Atlantis. Bodyguard Ted Pikul must protect the creator of a virtual-reality game from terrorists while safely navigating the worlds ... Read More »

October 24, 2003

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The Canadian publishing industry lost a well-known and highly respected colleague on June 11 with the death of Gladys E. Neale, 84. Miss Neale, who died at home in Toronto, played a pioneering role in ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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Gwendolyn MacEwen, the noted Toronto writer, achieved soaring critical success during her career, twice winning the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. But MacEwen earned little from her writing, and, upon her death in 1987, had ... Read More »

October 22, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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This “war” can be avertedRe: “The next copyright fight” (Aug. 1999)I was sorry to see that John Tooth’s “war” on copyright included an attack on Margaret Atwood.Creators and creators’ organizations are indeed grateful to Atwood ... Read More »

October 22, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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It’s often possible to determine the importance of an issue in the book industry by the extent to which people don’t want to talk about it.So even though publishers have been noticeably quiet in public ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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Modest but heart-felt tributeAs chair of the Information Book Award Committee of the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, I feel that it is necessary to point out that we have been granting an award for ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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The past few issues of Quill & Quire have contained letters commenting on Scott Anderson’s column “Who is Canadian?” (Mar., p. 7). I am responding to what was written first by Peter Saunders (April, Letters) ... Read More »

October 22, 2003