Quill and Quire



Good books don’t go badTo the editor:Re: “Returns rising” (Feb. 1997)Contrary to what John Lorinc says, I would like to… Read More »

Out, out damn spot

In this issue Peter Carver documents the ferocious campaign of a fundamentalist Christian group to remove the Joyce Carol Oates… Read More »


Comparison appallingTo the editor:The column “Suddenly second best” (Dec. 1996) left me irritated. Comparing the Governor General’s Awards, which deliver… Read More »

Pioneer women

The beginning of a new year seems a fitting time to pay tribute to three pioneers among children’s librarians –… Read More »


They swear it’s trueTo the editor:It was with great delight that I read Chris Chambers’ “Watch for Christmas shoppers” (Dec.… Read More »

And the winner is…no one

Awards sometimes create as much anger as applause, and so it was this fall when the Governor General’s Award for… Read More »


Exempt booksellers, too!To the editor:As an independent book retailer, I am appalled and dismayed about the harmonization of the GST… Read More »

Suddenly second best

What an embarrassment of riches the Canada Council must have found among the submissions for the Governor General’s Award in… Read More »