Photos from the London Book Fair

Earlier this month, copies of Brick rubbed spines with Artforum and the LRB on Central Books’ stand at the London Book Fair. We’re grateful to our overseas distributor for sharing these pictures from the fair. . . .
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Sale! The New Brick Reader

As former editor Michael Ondaatje says, “Brick has always been a magazine cobbled together by writers who seem to have a slanted perspective of the literary world around them.” Till the end of March you can get the best . . .
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Brick at AWP

In less than two weeks, Brick will be joining over eight hundred presses, journals, and literary organizations in Washington, D.C., for the 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference bookfair. Planning to be there? Come by table 223-T to . . .
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On the Loss of John Berger

We at Brick are saddened by the loss of longtime contributor John Berger, who died on January 2, 2017. Our pages will certainly miss his unmatched art and ideas. In his honour we are sharing here, from Brick 96, his  . . .
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’Tis the season for a holiday deal

This holiday season, outfit your lit-minded loved ones with two years of Brick for almost 50% off the newsstand price.   Give one gift subscription for the special price of $36 CAD or USD for Canadian or U.S. subscriptions, or . . .
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From the Archives: An Interview with Leonard Cohen

“I’ve never had much faith in my own take on things, and I know that the world is far too complex, first of all, for a solution.” Leonard Cohen said this—and many brilliant things—to Shelagh Rogers when she interviewed him . . .
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Madeleine Thien Wins Scotiabank Giller Prize

Let’s hear it once again for contributing editor Madeleine Thien! Last night, she took home the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her beautiful novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing. The novel was also a finalist for the Man Booker . . .
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Yasuko Thanh Wins Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Congratulations to contributor Yasuko Thanh, winner of this year’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for her novel, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains. We’re excited to share Thanh’s Brick92 essay on photographs of the dead and her Brick . . .
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Save the Date: Brick 98 Launches December 5

Brick 98 launches Monday, December 5, at No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College St., Toronto). We hope you’ll join us at we celebrate this marvellous, jam-packed issue. Expect an excellent program, the regular good company, and homemade madeleines . . .
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Brick at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Guten tag! The Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off today, and Brick’s pleased to be there by proxy: our overseas distributor Central Books will have an array of back issues at stand 6.2 A95 in Hall 6. Attendees, please go . . .
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Ferrante & Heti: Coming Soon in Brick 98

We are delighted to announce that Brick’s ninety-eighth issue, which will make its way to newsstands and mailboxes starting at the end of November, features a conversation between Elena Ferrante and Sheila Heti on writing, anonymity, bad memories, narcissism, . . .
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Brick 98 Arriving End of November

This week, we get first proofs of our upcoming winter issue. We’re excited to get our paws and our pens on this soon-to-be Brick, which features marvellous writing by such masters as Jan Zwicky, Kirsty Gunn, Karen Solie, Javier . . .
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Memento Mori

Vancouver photographer Robert Kenney records me for posterity. He’s doing a project about Canadian artists. Guess that means I am one. “Don’t smile.” These were my instructions. Now I know why people in historical photos always look grumpy. How did . . .
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