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I Told You So

By now most of you are familiar with my love affair with The Scotiabank Giller Prize (The Magic Of The Giller). Two days ago I read the following article: “The Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest prize for fiction, has a … Continue reading

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The Magic Of The Giller

In 2006, on September 9, we moved into our house in Montreal, after waiting a whole month for our furniture to be delivered. Our personal belongings had been shipped from Dubai and the boxes filled every room of the house. … Continue reading

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This Is Where It All Began

You might have read in my previous post that 1986 is a year of great significance to me. In the summer of that year my husband and I traveled to Rome, Venice and Paris. It was the most unforgettable trip … Continue reading

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Don’t You Think It’s About Time To Change?

The news that author and publisher Carmen Callil withdrew from the judging panel of the Man Booker International prize over its decision to honor Philip Roth with the award, did not surprise me at all. Her reason was that “he … Continue reading

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Have You Ever?

Have you ever experienced a moment when a simple yes or no would have made a difference in your life and yet for some unknown reason you have not been able to say it? And that single word has cost … Continue reading

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Confusion

Dalia stepped inside and stood for a moment to look around. She spotted Shadi not far away from her. Oh no, not tonight she thought. She wanted to turn back but it was too late. He was already walking towards … Continue reading

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Honestly!

The Gazette Montreal, in one of the early April issues, had published the following quote by Angela Schwindt as its ‘Quote of the day’: While we try to teach our children all about life our children teach us what life … Continue reading

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Reality or Simply a Mirage?

I read with interest the article, CNN ‘beirut 39’ about the future of writers from the Arab world, and how according to Bill Swanson of Bloomsbury Publishing, within the next 5 to 10 years there is going to be an … Continue reading

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Recycling Titles

What is a Book Title? The Reader’s Digest Universal Dictionary defines ‘Title’ as ‘an identifying name given to a book.’ Webster’s Ninth New College Dictionary defines it as ‘the distinguishing name of a written, printed or filmed production.’ While the … Continue reading

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