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Reading around the world one short story at a time

Summer Reads 2016

My friend John recommends this summer reading list from The Economist curated by Boyd Tonkin, chair of of the Man Booker International Prize 2016. Are you up for works by: Hilary Mantel, Vikram Seth, Louis de Bernières, David Mitchell, Donna Tartt and Orhan Pamuk? Bonus … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Reading and Writing

CBC Short Story Prize competition runs September to October each year. Sharpen your pencils. CAD$25 per entry. In the meanwhile, have a few poems on your sleeve? Check out the CBC Poetry Prize submit by May 31! And if you … Continue reading

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MRU Gift Guide 2015

This might become an annual list of holiday gift ideas inspired by books and reading. With a profusion of seasonal craft markets in Vancouver (syrups, jellies, cookies, accessories), we saw one Make It Vancouver vendor selling charming magnetic bookmarks. Let’s … Continue reading

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One-minute update before the end of 2015

It has been a while since the MRU last post and promise to be more diligent in our literary blogging from now on – in advance of 2016 new year resolutions! We thought it worthwhile to share a minute update of recent … Continue reading

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Balancing out the Best Of lists with more women writers

Best of lists are aimed to amuse, inspire and outrage readers. Definitions of a classic seem to vary so much that it is simply reduced the individual point of view (let’s agree to disagree). What do you think of these English … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Summer Reading List

What have you been reading this summer? I have enjoyed immensely Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name and Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and eager to read the first book of the series My Brilliant Friend … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 catching up with hot shorts

We could not help but be charmed and inspired by the Vancouver Public Library’s display of “Hot Shorts” to feature short story collections. It seems ever so long ago that a group of international readers (France, Germany, UK, Indonesia, China, … Continue reading

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