Book Review: Revolutions, Essays on Contemporary Canadian Fiction, by Alex Good

There are two premises to this book of essays: first, crudely put, no-one gives a shit about Canadian novels, and second, they’re no good anyway. Now that I think about it, there’s a third, and it’s the most problematic: the reason Canadian fiction is no … Continue readingBook Review: Revolutions, Essays on Contemporary Canadian Fiction, by Alex Good

Let’s not Reduce the Booker to a Popularity Contest

First appeared in The Guardian The Booker prize should employ more critical rigour if it wants to avoid becoming the literary equivalent of American Idol If critic John Sutherland laments the wobbly status of newspaper-hosted lit-crit, Victoria Glendinning has just taken a club to the … Continue readingLet’s not Reduce the Booker to a Popularity Contest