Friday, January 16, 2009

CBC's Year in Books

Over at the CBC website they've published their overview of 2008. The whole article can be found here. The CNQ/TNQ Salon comes in for a mention, as does Russell Smith's Diana: A Diary in the Second Person.

Here's the paragraph on the Salon:

Perhaps Scheier should commiserate with Jane Urquhart, who must still be stinging from the cranky reception she received as editor of The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories. Teaming up for two special editions jointly titled the Salon des Refuses, the editors at Canadian Notes and Queries and The New Quarterly published the 20 short stories they considered glaring omissions from Urquhart’s collection, and derided the novelist’s decision to “open up” the definition of a short story by including excerpts from memoirs in her Penguin anthology. The feud did have one upside, in that it inspired some Canadians to start treating the short story genre with the respect it has always deserved.

1 comment:

Kerry said...

Congratulations, Biblioasis, on making (recent) history! May your legend live on...