The Performing Arts in Canada

The Performing Arts in Canada: A Celebration—The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

This ebook showcases all recipients from twenty-two years of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in all six disciplines: broadcasting, classical music, dance, film, popular music, and theatre. The book also showcases recipients of the National Arts Centre Award, which recognizes extraordinary work in the preceding year, and the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for outstanding voluntary service to the arts.

The Performing Arts in Canada: A Celebration is a gorgeous interactive ebook that will allow you to visit with the GGPAA laureates through the years, read their biographies, and link to photos, films, and works. Simply touching a photo or selecting a link will draw you into the performing arts universe in Canada. The ebook also features beautiful short films by the National Film Board of Canada showcasing the works and careers of performing artists. Each film is a work of art on its own.

The Performing Arts in Canada: A Celebration is made possible by Enbridge, presenting sponsor of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.

This book is written in both English and French.

Produced by the Walrus Foundation.

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Back to the Mack

Chris Wood Back to the Mack

Canada’s greatest river chain is more phenomenon than thing, or even place—a ceaseless living exchange of energies and nutrients, which is perpetually morphing into what it will be next.”

Back to the Mack, created by the Walrus Foundation in partnership with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, contains Chris Wood’s seminal story about the Mackenzie River, “The Last Great Water Fight,” first featured in the October 2010 issue of The Walrus. The ebook also includes “Back to the Mack,” in which the award-winning journalist and author returns to the Mackenzie four years after his original story and chronicles the development of natural resources affecting both the river and the extensive ecosystems and communities it supports.

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The Walrus Tenth Anniversary Collection

Award-winning articles, essays, and memoirs from ten years of Canada’s best magazine.

A companion ebook to the October 2013 tenth anniversary issue of The Walrus magazine. Fourteen award-winning feature stories—harvested from our bountiful archive of long-form journalism, essays, fiction, and memoirs—and a special foreword by the magazine’s editor, John Macfarlane.

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The Best of Walrus Poetry

Michael Lista, Ed.The Best of Walrus Poetry

The Best of Walrus Poetry features the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize winner, Kateri Lanthier, and the Readers’ Choice winner, Brent Raycroft, alongside selections from the magazine’s vast archive, including works by Leonard Cohen, Paul Muldoon, P. K. Page, Lynn Crosbie, and Karen Solie.

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Born in the Burbs

Ron Graham Born in the Burbs

As part of The Walrus magazine’s tenth anniversary celebrations, Walrus Ebooks is publishing an in-depth profile of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Acclaimed political writer Ron Graham’s Born in the Burbs is now available for just $.99 wherever ebooks are sold.

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“Born in the Burbs” originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of The Walrus.

Walrus Laughs

Stella Artois Presents Ten Years of The Walrus Laughs

The Walrus is thrilled to announce a new Walrus Ebook, and the first anthology in our tenth anniversary series. Stella Artois Presents Ten Years of The Walrus Laughs is an original Walrus Ebook featuring some of the funniest, wittiest pieces of hilarity from the entire history of The Walrus magazine and thewalruslaughs.com.

With pieces from: Pasha Malla, Wendy Dennis, Rebecca Addelman, Jacob Pacey, Marni Jackson, and others.

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Get the book for free when you join La Société Stella Artois. La Société Stella Artois provides its members with access to exclusive experiences, daily musings and much more. Because life is best served chilled, stylish and stimulating.

Noisemakers

Grace O’Connell Noisemakers

“He stopped and turned to see what the thing in the water was. He was still shielding his eyes and squinting when Sarah threw off her towels and dove in.” Read an excerpt.

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Grace O’Connell is the author of the award-winning novel Magnified World (Random House, 2012). Her work has appeared in The Walrus, Taddle Creek, Quill & Quire, and The Journey Prize Stories 24 anthology (McClelland, 2012).

“Noisemakers” originally appeared in the June 2011 issue of The Walrus.

Praise for Magnified World:

“Grief is never easy to capture in fiction. O’Connell’s choice, meshing with the nature of this family, is to keep the tears mostly offstage. There is no plucking of heartstrings; her goal is to understand.”—Jim Bartley, Globe and Mail

Summer of the Flesh Eater

Zsuzsi Gartner Summer of the Flesh Eater

“Stefan Brandeis took one look at the silver Camaro Z28 in the driveway and said, ‘Vroom-vroom. Here comes trouble.’ He was kidding, of course. Who could have believed that a barbarian was at the gates? ” Read an excerpt.

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Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of two critically acclaimed story collections, including the 2010 Giller Prize nominee Better Living Through Plastic Explosives (Hamish Hamilton Canada). She has won the National Magazine Award for Fiction, and has earned numerous awards for magazine journalism. She lives in Vancouver.

“Summer of the Flesh Eater” originally appeared in the September 2009 issue of The Walrus.

Praise for Better Living Through Plastic Explosives:

“Gartner’s attentiveness to the artificial gives her prose a laser-like sharpness and precision that nothing organic is capable of.”—Jeet Heer, National Post

1999

Pasha Malla 1999

“Out of the darkness of rural Minnesota, four women speed towards the last man on earth: the artist formerly known as Prince.” Read an excerpt.

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Pasha Malla’s first collection of short stories, The Withdrawal Method, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the Trillum Book Award; it was also shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and longlisted for the Giller Prize. Malla’s most recent novel, People Park, is from House of Anansi. He lives in Toronto.

“1999″ originally appeared in the May 2010 issue of The Walrus, and was included in Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (D&M Publishers).

Praise for People Park:

“Malla’s language in this sweeping novel is perfectly suited to his quirky subject matter. He obviously loves words, and the surprising way he puts them together makes every sentence a thrill.”—Eric Boodman, Montreal Gazette

I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth

Margaret Atwood I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth

“Long ago, when they were all a lot younger, Zenia stole a man from each of them. Then she died. Now she’s come back. Or has she? There’s a lot more than one kind of ghost.” Read an excerpt.

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Margaret Atwood has written more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her most recent is In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination.

“I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth” originally appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The Walrus.

Praise for The Robber Bride:

“A remarkable achievement, constantly entertaining and intriguing.”—Ottawa Citizen

“Deserves every superlative we can muster from hilarious to wise…A genuine tour de force, witty and original, suspenseful and sagacious.”—Booklist

Kikwaakew

Joseph Boyden Kikwaakew

“Niska is trying to tell Xavier something from far away, something important. She’s done this before.” Read an excerpt.

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Joseph Boyden divides his time between Northern Ontario and teaching at the University of New Orleans. His novel Three Day Road made the short list for the Governor General’s Literary Award.

“Kikwaakew” originally appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The Walrus.

Praise for Three Day Road:

Three Day Road is as fine a novel as I have seen during the five years I have been reading first novels.”—W.P. Kinsella, Books in Canada

“A powerful tale of two young men numbed by the horrors and brutality of trench warfare. Boyden vividly portrays the chaos, fear, cowardice and courage of infantrymen condemned to wallow in the mud and blood of the Western Front.”—Publisher’s Weekly starred review

And They Danced by the Light of the Moon

Heather O’Neill And They Danced by the Light of the Moon

“There are some people who know when they are in love, and there are some people who don’t. Jules was the type of person who knew when he was in love. Manon was the type of person who did not.” Read an excerpt.

Word count: 5,437
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Heather O’Neill has written a new novel, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night. Her debut novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, won the CBC‘s Canada Reads contest in 2007.

“And They Danced by the Light of the Moon” originally appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The Walrus.

Praise for Lullabies for Little Criminals:

“This is a nuanced, endearing coming-of-age novel you won’t want to miss.”—Heather Birrell, Quill and Quire