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Prairie Fire Press has published two books, one on the life and work of Carol Shields and the other on Winnipeg writing at mid-century. Order these two fabulous books at the discounted rate while supplies last!

Carol Shields: The Arts of a Writing Life

Edited by Neil K. Besner



You save $8.95 (47%)!

A rich collection of essays, memoirs and interviews ranging in tone and style from the scholarly to the personal. It includes an essay on her mother by Carol’s daughter Anne Giardini, interviews with Carol by Marjorie Anderson and Joan Thomas, and essays on her work by Warren Cariou, Deborah Schnitzer and Dave Williamson. The volume concludes with Carol’s essay “About Writing.”

The Winnipeg Connection: Writing Lives at Mid-Century

Edited and with an introduction by Birk Sproxton



You save $14.95 (50%)!

Why has Winnipeg produced so many outstanding writers? The Winnipeg Connection looks to the 1940s and 1950s to find an answer. This collection of personal essays and articles on writing, radio, music, television and filmmaking, as well as a selection of photos, depicts the Winnipeg of the mid-twentieth century.

“Winnipeg is a giving place. It gives energy and substance to creative effort. It receives in return an abundance of accomplishment. This book is nothing less than a portrait of Winnipeg as home: Winnipeg as a cultural home to its citizens, and to Canadians everywhere.” — Robert Kroetsch