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And don't forget the Tragically Hip

The Queen’s Journal took an extended look at books in last week’s issue. Stories included an interview with Kingston author Steven Heighton, a look at CanLit stereotypes, and an examination of why so many writers move to Kingston and the surrounding area. Author and Queen’s University professor Carolyn Smart told features editor Megan Grittani-Livingston that she counts 65 professional writers living in the area. “I think [writers are drawn here] partly because it’s so central to Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, and because it’s cheaper to live here than in those cities,” she said. “It’s also a big draw with the lake, and the landscape. I live at the edge of the Canadian Shield, and it’s stunning, rugged and beautiful. I love it.”

Related links:
Click here for Grittani-Livingston’s story
Click here for the story on CanLit stereotypes
Click here for the interview with Steven Heighton