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Nancy Huston, Junot Díaz head Blue Metropolis 2015 lineup

Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, the annual multilingual event that has become a staple on the world festival circuit since its founding seventeen years ago, announced its 2015 lineup Tuesday, a list headed by two major stars.  446 more words

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Depraved World

Who better to review Charles Foran’s Planet Lolita than someone young, for whom Facebook is as familiar as the telephone book was to her parents’ (and Foran’s) generation? 1,084 more words


Contagion carries multiple meanings in Charles Foran’s SARS-set social media critique, Planet Lolita

Author’s name: Charles Foran
Title: Planet Lolita
Events at International Festival of Authors: Round Table: A pox on your head, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West ($18); … 847 more words


Writing the darkly comic: in conversation with Michelle Berry

Michelle Berry burst onto the Canadian literary scene at an early age, garnering rave reviews and critical attention for her striking short stories and novels. She’s already published an impressive eight books and–lucky for us–shows no signs of letting up. 2,501 more words


Please, Be Wary

I just finished reading the book, Planet Lolita by Canadian author Charles Foran and I gotta admit it disturbed me. The story centers around Xixi, a Chinese teen who discovers a young woman she calls… 792 more words


The New World and the Young | Review of "Planet Lolita" by Charles Foran (2014) HarperCollins Publishers

I have often wondered how progressive – if at all – the social-media platforms are to human society. The concept of posting quickly something for all the world to judge before even giving some thought to what exactly we are doing is a frightening one. 978 more words

Charlie and Xixi

Who is Charles Foran? From our talk this spring at his office on Yonge Street just south of St Clair, I learned that this prolific award-winning writer is passionate about Canadian culture and literature. 1,271 more words

Canadian Literature