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In the June 2011 issue of Q&Q: Madeleine Thien’s search for the breakout book

Madeleine Thien‘s new novel, Dogs at the Perimeter, is her most mature and accomplished work to date. In the June 2011 issue of Q&Q, Thien discusses her hopes for the book, her nomadic lifestyle, and her relationship with writer Rawi Hage.

Also in June, a London Book Fair report from Anna Porter, D&M’s award-winning design team, and the changing role of The Writers’ Union of Canada. Plus reviews of new books by Clarke Blaise, Elizabeth Hay, Charles Foran, Vincent Lam, Sean Dixon, and more.

FEATURES
Writes of passage

Madeleine Thien searches for her breakout book

Common causes
The Writers’ Union of Canada is reaching out to young writers as it evolves to meet the needs of an aging membership

Secrets of bookstore succession
What’s the key to a smooth transition of power? Q&Q asks the new owners at a trio of Ontario indies to find out

FRONTMATTER
Small presses explore Canada’s indie music scene
Guest opinion: Anna Porter reports from the London Book Fair
What film and TV production companies look for in CanLit
The surprising celebrity connections of Vancouver’s Simply Read Books””
Snapshot: D&M Publishers’ award-winning designers
Cover to cover: Steven Price’s Into That Darkness
Sean Dixon’s novel approach
The high hopes of Thunder Bay’s first literary publisher

REVIEWS
Monoceros
by Suzette Mayr
The Meagre Tarmac by Clark Blaise
Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay
Pretty by Greg Kearney
PLUS more fiction, non-fiction, and poetry

BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Can Hens Give Milk? by Joan Betty Stuchner; Joe Weissmann, illus.
Unsinkable: Titanic, Book One
and Collision Course: Titanic, Book Two by Gordon Korman
The Qalupalik by Elisha Kilabuk; Joy Ang, illus.
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore
PLUS more fiction, non-fiction, and picture books

THE Q&Q/BOOKNET CANADA BESTSELLERS

THE LAST WORD
For journalist Mellissa Fung, writing about her experience as a hostage in Afghanistan was one of the toughest assignments of her career

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