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The author of “The Imperfectionists” on making his characters lovably unlikeable: “Great literature is full of difficult but compelling characters.” The post Tom Rachman’s latest novel asks: can a great artist be a good father? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Plagued for years by his “party prince” reputation, Harry’s upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle marks a new chapter, says biographer Katie Nicholl. The post How Prince Harry went from being a PR liability to a Royal asset appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Downie's lyrics leapt out of radio playlists 'because his use of language was so evocative, so rich with meaning and allusion' The post Gord Downie wasn’t just a rock star—he was a real poet, too appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The author of “Shrewed” contends we're at a historic moment in gender relations, and there's no going back The post Elizabeth Renzetti on how feminism is changing in the age of #MeToo appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Talaga's book, a wrenching account of the deaths of seven Indigenous teens in Thunder Bay, was one of the most acclaimed non-fiction titles of 2017 The post Tanya Talaga wins RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers: “I’m writing the history of now” appeared first on Macleans.ca.
“A Long Way from Home” delves into the crimes that built a continent, and how to move forward: “Guilt is such a wrong word. The useful word is, I think, responsibility.” The post Peter Carey’s new novel grapples with Australia’s legacy of racism appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The literary blend of horror, fantasy and sci-? is in the mainstream spotlight, with VanderMeer's Annihilation now a Hollywood production The post How Annihilation author Jeff VanderMeer became king of the ‘New Weird’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Maggie O'Farrell’s memoir recounts 17 brushes with oblivion—including her daughter’s terrifying anaphylactic episode The post How often have you come close to death? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Robert McCrum’s new book, Every Third Thought, contemplates the endgame for a generation that’s changed everything it touches The post The modern Baby Boomer’s guide to dying appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Simon Garfield examines how railways and wars, among other factors, have fed our dependence on the ticking clock The post Why humans are so obsessed with time appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Surprisingly, the biggest threat to Kate Harris and her cycling partner was traffic—not bad weather or bad people The post This Canadian chronicles her 10,000-km bicycle trip along the Silk Road appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Historian and author Mark A. Lause contends the cowboys of the mythic American West were more diverse—and downtrodden—than we realize. The post The American West was even wilder than we think appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The one-time enfant terrible of British literature talks about information overload and how emotion rules the political sphere The post Will Self on the literary novel’s demise, and why Naomi Klein won’t fix the world appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Two intense works of history, a wrenching account of contemporary racism, and two intimate memoirs make for wide-ranging reading The post These are the five very different books shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The author, Dan Mallory, has packed his love of classic mysteries and film noir—and his own experience of depression—into a stellar debut The post This publisher’s first thriller broke pre-release sales records appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Why finding the middle ground between purely secular materialism and crazy religious fanaticism has never been more important The post Atheists need to understand that religion is here to stay appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Randy Boyagoda's picks for CanLit to curl up with this winter The post An idiosyncratic survey of great Canadian reads appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Miranda Kaufman’s discoveries are part of the larger story of the first globalization in English history The post The astonishing history of Black people living in Tudor England appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The post If you missed these 10 books in 2017, go back and read them now appeared first on Macleans.ca.
An expert on Russia discovered that bureaucrats and spies secretly gathered to watch Soviet movies The post How 1920s British spy agency files reveal a proto-Cold War rife with intrigue appeared first on Macleans.ca.