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Books Received Recently

Here's a picture of the recent books received at the office. What are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us! Go to the comment field below (or to Facebook or Twitter)! 
M. Travis Lane, Heart on Fist: Essays and Reviews 1970-2016, edited by Shane Neilson (Palimpsest Press)
Shirley Graham, Shakespearean Blues (Mother Tongue Publishing)
Joahanna Skibsrud, The Description of the World (Wolsak and Wynn)
Julie Cameron Gray, Lady Crawford (Palimpsest Press)
Sanita Fezic, Psychomachia (Quattro Books)

Qwerty Reads at Wilser's Room on November 17

The first QWERTY READS event of the year is being held this Thursday, at 7 PM, in the Wilser's Room. Featuring readings from PhD students Michael Jessome, Matthew Gwathmey, and Rebecca Salazar, and a headline set from UNB writer-in-residence Robin Maharaj, who will be debuting some previously unheard material for the first time! Come witness history and celebrate Qwerty's transition into the Digital Age with the publication of Issue 35!

M. Travis Lane Wins Lieutenant-Governor's Award for High Achievement in the Arts

At a ceremony last night at Government House, M. Travis Lane received the 2016 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for High Achievement in the Arts from Her Honour Jocelyne Roy Vienneau. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution of artists to the arts in New Brunswick. Congratulations Travis!

UNB Reading Series Presents Giller Prize Winner Elizabeth Hay

Elizabeth Hay will be reading from her work this Wednesday, October 19th at 8pm in the lounge at the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB campus. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Her most recent novel, His Whole Life, is a coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy named Jim whose family is travelling from New York to Eastern Ontario. With a Canadian mother and an American father, Jim must navigate the conflicts that arise when family, country and nature are at odds. His Whole Life is a finalist for the 2016 Ottawa Book Awards.

Introducing the Contest Judges for our 26th Annual Contest

The Fiddlehead is pleased to announce the judges for our 26th annual literary contest! Rabindranath Maharaj, this year's UNB Writer-in-Residence, is our fiction judge. And judging our poetry category are Liz Howard, winner of the 2016 Griffin Prize; Richard Kelly Kemick, the author of Caribou Run; and Soraya Peerbye, winner of 2015 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Our contest closes on December 1, 2016. See full contest submission guidelines here

Russell Thornton's Reading Recommendation

I’ve been reading Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962-1972 for the past month. I’ve put it down to go to other books and then invariably come quite quickly back to it — I can’t stop reading and re-reading this English language collected poems of Alejandra Pizarnik. I’d found other translations of bits and pieces of Pizarnik’s writing over the years (and tried in my stumbling way to read her work in the original Spanish); it was exciting to me to get hold of this comprehensive collection.

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