Savvy Reader Talks The Crown with Jennifer Robson

So, you may have noticed that, here at the Savvy Reader, we can’t stop talking about The Crown. The new season has meant that we have royals on the brain 24/7, and to be perfectly honest, we’re kind of okay with that. It’s no secret that we have a soft spot for magnificent historical fiction, […]

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Savvy Q&A with Karen McBride

Karen McBride, an Algonquin Anishinaabe writer from the Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now Quebec, is the author of Crow Winter, a debut novel that tells the story of Hazel Ellis and her dreams. Well, sort of. Since coming home to Spirit Bear Point First Nation, Hazel has been dreaming of an old crow. He […]

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The Beauty of the Bookshelf

A little while ago, I took it upon myself to go through all of my bookshelves and dutifully record every single book that I own. After devoting an entire Saturday to this cause, the total ended up exceeding 800 books, which wouldn’t be too out of control if I had any sort of system to organize them. Aside […]

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Esi Edugyan on her Incredible Novel, Washington Black

Savvy Readers, you must be hiding if you haven’t heard about Esi Edugyan‘s multi-award finalist novel, Washington Black. This dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom has officially been shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize and is also a finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, AND has received widespread acclaim from publications […]

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