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Marta has written 259 posts for Defining Canada

ENTER TO WIN: Dundurn at the National Ballet Giveaway

Dreamed of a classy night out on the town, taking in the culture of the great city of Toronto? Enter our Dundurn at the National Ballet Giveaway and you can treat yourself to a night of elegance… for free!
In partnership with the National Ballet of Canada, we are giving away two tickets to the National [...]

Twice as Nice: Jeffrey Round on Bookends TV

We’re giving kudos to our various LGBT titles this week, and I thought in honour of this I’d reshare a post I did for Defining Canada back in April. Jeffrey Round, author of Lake on the Mountain, did a great spot with Bookends TV. Filmed at Toronto’s Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Jeffrey talked with [...]

A Letter to the Past: Farzana Doctor Guest Blogs

In honour of Farzana Doctor’s nomination for the LAMBDA Literary Award for Lesbian General Fiction (Farzana is at the awards ceremony tonight. Good luck!!), we thought it appropriate to share some of her thoughts about writing and publishing.
10 Things I wish I’d known 10 years ago: a letter to my 30-year-old writer self
by Farzana Doctor
In [...]

An Honour from the Prince

The whole nation was abuzz last week with royal fever. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, spent three days touring Canada, with specific stops in New Brunswick, Toronto, and Regina. Their schedules were jam packed with appearances, but HRH Prince Charles managed to squeeze in time to meet one of Dundurn’s very own authors.
Nathan Tidridge [...]

From Slush Pile to Superstar: The Beginnings of Charlie McKelvey

Happy Tuesday!
We’re back from a (much needed) extended weekend, and getting back down to business for another busy week in the Dundurn neighbourhood. We have a lot of great activities coming up this week, including our 40th anniversary celebration. Tune in for our live-tweets!
We’re also getting ready for a big rush of new releases, including [...]

The Jalna House

Before coming to work at Dundurn (some two and half years ago, almost), I had never heard of the Jalna series of books by Mazo de la Roche. When I mentioned to friends with English degrees that Dundurn was re-releasing every title in this famed series, my friends were shocked at my ignorance. It was [...]

Scene-Stealing Shipwrecks

While everyone is going ga-ga for Titanic’s anniversary, I can confidently say I’m over the media firestorm about the centennial of this tragic event. It was, indeed, a tragedy, but my channel-surfing this weekend was consumed by historical documentaries about the building of the ship, minute-by-minute reenactments of its demise, and at least three separate [...]