Sean Michaels, BA’04, wasn’t always a big fan of the theremin, viewing the instrument as “a sci-fi soundtrack cliché.” His change of heart led to a remarkable novel and the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Three McGill graduates are among the finalists for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Find out what they admire the most about their respective books’ protagonists and who their favourite professors were.
Why are we crazy about cupcakes, but blasé about fondues? In his latest book, author David Sax, BA’02, examines food trends.
It isn’t enough to reach out to people through your iPad screen, says author Susan Pinker, BA’79. Interacting with others in person offers a host of benefits — a longer life among them.
Best-selling author Heather O’Neill, BA’94, has a new novel out. Once again, the colourful characters that populated St. Laurent Boulevard in the nineties figure prominently.
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh, BA’93 Are you a fan of dystopian cyberpunk? How about hard-boiled detective fiction? Or maybe bleak political satire is more your thing. Well, with Shovel Ready, the debut novel from New York Times Magazine culture editor Adam Sternbergh, you’re in luck. All of you. Shovel Ready focuses on Spademan, a garbage [...]
Author and Yale child psychology expert Paul Bloom, BA’85, explores the surprisingly complex moral universe of babies in his recent book.
If you’re a Montreal Expos fan, says author Bill Young, BA’61, thoughts of the magical, but short-lived 1994 baseball season provide plenty of memories – some of them joyful and some of them painful.
Jennifer Baichwal, BA’90, MA’96, co-directed Watermark, an epic examination of our relationship to water, which recently won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.
One of the most influential political commentators in the U.S., Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, BA’70, DLitt’93, is one of the few contributors to Fox News who earns grudging respect from those on the political left.