OBITUARY: Robert Reid (1927 – 2022)

“He missed printing B.C.’s first book by a month in 1949, but Bob Reid (left) became one of Canada’s most famous typographers and book designers. It all started on Christmas, 1936.” FULL STORY



Talon tales’ spin

November 06th, 2014

Two Talonbooks titles have been shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Translation: And Slowly Beauty by Michel Nadeau ($17.95, about it translated by Maureen Labonté); and Christina, The Girl King by Michel Marc Bouchard ($16.95, clinic translated by Linda Gaboriau). Meanwhile Talon author Bev Sellars has received third prize in this year’s Burt Awards for Aboriginal Literature for her memoir They Called Me Number One ($19.95). “We now face a happy dilemma,” says publisher Kevin Williams, “How to fit all three prize stickers on the book cover?” Sellars won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness and was also a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. See for the full shortlist. Winners will be announced on November 18, 2014.

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