Gudrun Björk Gudsteins, an English Professor from the University of Iceland, reviews David Arnason's Baldur's Song in U of M's Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, Volume 43-44. Gudsteins appreciates Arnason's fantastical take on historical events, writing that, "above all this [novel] is the saga of the rebirth or revival of the “family” of Icelanders in their new homeland" and that "Baldur’s Song is an ode to the joys and opportunities and bountiful rewards of the new world."
Arnason's tendency towards mythic and fairy-tale-esque storytelling excites Gudsteins, who writes:
"This book is strongly recommended to readers who think history is dull. People who do not want to be charmed and entertained by flamboyant exaggerations, verbal incongruities and quiet ironies should, however, avoid this book because even second reading may bring out a smile or a chuckle."
Join Turnstone authors Karen Dudley, Chadwick Ginther and David Annandale at the 30th Anniversary Keycon Convention, May 17-19, 2013.
Keycon is a convention where fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF&F) genres, along with both professional and amateur artists and writers gather in a welcoming and inclusive environment to celebrate all aspects of SF&F from books to television and movies.
Turnstone Press is thrilled to congratulate Manitoba Book Award winners Kristian Enright and Chadwick Ginther, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dennis Cooley. The Manitoba Book Awards Gala, which took place on Sunday evening at the West End Cultural Centre, hosted a robust turnout of Winnipeg's vibrant literary community, and Turnstone would like to congratulate all the excellent 2013 Book Awards nominees.
We are pleased to announce the following award winners:
Dora Dueck and Faith Johnston will be touring with the FictionKNITstas 2013 tour this May-June on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
featuring authors Astrid Blodgett, Dora Dueck, and Ali Bryan
hosted by Betty Jane Hegerat
STASH Needle Art Lounge
1B, 1215 13th Street SE
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
featuring authors Ali Bryan, Nicole Dixon, Faith Johnston, and Theresa Shea
hosted by Jessica Kluthe
10702 Jasper Ave NW
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
featuring authors Lisa Bird-Wilson and Faith Johnston
hosted by Brenda Niskala
The Artful Dodger
1631 11th Ave
Friday, May 31th, 2013
featuring authors Lisa Bird-Wilson, Nicole Dixon, Dora Dueck, and Faith Johnston
hosted by Charlene Diehl
1120 Grant Ave
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
featuring authors Dora Dueck, Stella Harvey, and Ailsa Kay
hosted by Cordelia Strube
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
featuring authors Faith Johnston, Sheila Fischman, and Stella Harvey
hosted by Mary Hagey
Books on Beechwood
35 Beechwood Ave
FICTIONistas is a national book tour organized by Canadian independent publishers. Established in 2006, the FICTIONista tour annually showcases the best of Canadian women writers. This year, each author has been paired up with a knitter (from different parts of Canada) who has created a garment in response to the book. Each author will model a hand knitted garment that relates somehow to her book. The knitter may use an existing pattern that speaks to a character, theme, setting, object or even the cover colours of the book. He or she may even be inspired to create a new pattern!