Nova Scotia publishers to get up to $1.1 million to grow industry, announces Community, Cultures and Heritage Minister Tony Ince.
Janet Maybee is a woman on a mission. She promised the late Mona Mackey Holmes she would clear her father’s name. Maybee’s book, Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Francis Mackey, shortlisted for two Atlantic Book Awards, is part of the plan.
Alison MacLeod speaks with a soft English accent. She lives in Brighton, England, where she teaches contemporary fiction at the University of Chichester in West Sussex. But in her heart, she’s still a Nova Scotian. The author, who grew up in Halifax, was longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Unexploded, her tale of a family on the south coast of England in 1940 living in fear of a German invasion.