Thursday, November 05, 2009

Halifax magazine editor and freelance writer compile Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books

The editor of Halifax magazine, Trevor Adams, and Halifax freelance writer Stephen Patrick Clare, have co-authored Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books

According to a story in Metro News, over 18 months the pair compiled the fat trade paperback with the help of hundreds of local experts who were asked to specify their top 10. From there, the top-100 was compiled.
“We are pretty passionate about Canadian literature and want to share that,” said Adams, the editor of Halifax Magazine.

“We wanted people to recognize the great things that are happening here. There is a really good representation from all four provinces. It’s a book for all of Atlantic Canada to be shared with the world.”
Clare said they were touched by how much people cared.
"One old lady sent us an email telling us that we had kept her up all night because she couldn’t decide what her favourite was. One guy sent in a top-60 because he refused to do a top-10 list.”...
One Dartmouth man submitted his self-published book from 30 different Hotmail accounts. But that couldn’t match Alistair MacLeod’s No Great Mischief for top spot. L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables came a close second.


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