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Indigenous authors, bookstore expansions, and #MeToo allegations dominate Q&Q’s most-read stories and reviews of 2018

Richard Wagamese

Stories about Indigenous publishing and sexual-misconduct allegations at Concordia University dominated Q&Q’s 2018 most-read list. Interestingly, reviews of backlist titles by Indigenous authors also topped the list this year.

Top-10 stories

Esther the Wonder Pig makes her picture book debut

Authors band together to fight threatened Indigenous curriculum in Ontario

Toronto’s Chapters Bayview closes, while $1.9 million Indigo renovation kicks off in Kelowna

Invisible Publishing ceases sale of Mike Spry titles

On the border: Retail experts weigh in on Indigo’s potential for success in the U.S.

Women writers offering services, financial assistance to help others amid Concordia sexual misconduct allegations

Halifax’s Nimbus Publishing expands into new location featuring coffee shop and bookstore

Q&A: Lawyer Lisa Jean Helps on CanLit, #MeToo, and defamation laws

How the movie adaptation of Indian Horse stayed true to Richard Wagamese’s voice

Q&A: Kelvin Kong on launching K2 Literary agency

 

Top-10 reviews

The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline (Dancing Cat Books)

A Friend of the Family: The True Story of David Snow, the Cottage Killer, Alison Shaw (Macfarlane Walter & Ross)

Bellevue Square, Michael Redhill (Doubleday Canada)

Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre)

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative, Thomas King (House of Anansi Press)

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien (Knopf Canada)

Motorcycles and Sweetgrass, Drew Hayden Taylor (Knopf Canada)

The Break, Katherena Vermette (Anansi)

Tattycoram, Audrey Thomas (Goose Lane Editions)

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, Drew Hayden Taylor (Talonbooks)