Quebec director Denis Villeneuve’s film “Incendies” (which I saw the other day at the TIFF Lightbox) has been nominated for an Academy Award. It’s based on the play of the same title by Wajdi Mouawad, and we have the English translation of the play at Laidlaw Library: Scorched.
This is the fifth time a Canadian film has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film; the other nominees were “Le Déclin de l’empire américain”, “Jésus de Montréal”, “Les Invasions barbares” (which went on to win the Oscar), and “Water”.
This evening (Jan. 13) there will be a book launch at University College for The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s, by Harold Troper:
Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists, is giving a talk, Q&A, and book signing this evening (Jan. 13) at Innis College. His novel is about “the quirky, maddening, endearing people who write and read an international newspaper based in Rome.”
There was a nice piece in yesterday’s Star about the tenth anniversary of Toronto’s first same-sex marriages, which led to a landmark Supreme Court victory.
Here are some books about same-sex marriage in the Laidlaw Library collection, including a recent play by Michael Healey.
The library catalogue now allows you to search in more ways, e.g. by journal title or by publisher. E.g., I just did a search for books published by Key Porter, the Canadian publisher which, sadly, shut down last week: