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The trouble with Imprint

The cancellation of Imprint continues to generate online commentary. The latest is a piece on the Dooney’s Cafe website by Gordon Lockheed. He’s suspicious of TVO’s stated rationale for axing Imprint, but like some other observers, he’s also dubious about the show’s value. The latter-day Imprint, he argues, was “about as cutting-edge as a Heather Reisman sales meeting.” With an inordinate focus on sales and awards, its author interviews bore “little relationship to the Daniel Richler Imprint interviews, which rarely talked shop, preferring to contextualize authors and their books on a broader cultural and political stage, not on their performance within a shrinking niche-industry.”

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Click here for the Dooney’s Cafe essay on Imprint