Cook Returns to South Africa in Novel

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Cook Returns to South Africa in Novel


Armstrong, Bob, Winnipeg Free Press


Winnipeg writer Meira Cook goes back to her native South Africa in her new novel, to be launched Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson.

Cook, who worked as a journalist in South Africa before coming to Canada, sets her novel in Johannesburg shortly after the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela. The House on Sugarbush Road tells the stories of a liberal Afrikaaner family and their longtime black domestic servant.

The novel is published by Winnipeg's Enfield & Wizenty, the literary imprint of Great Plains Publications. Cook is best known as a poet. Her most recent poetry collection was A Walker in the City, published in 2011 by Brick Books.

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Thin Air, Winnipeg's annual literary festival, is looking for books and volunteers for its annual used book sale.

The festival is holding this year's sale Sept. 7-9 at The Forks. People with books to donate can call 927-7323 or bring them to the Thin Air office at 624-100 Arthur St. in the Exchange District. The festival is also looking for volunteers to help organize the books and staff the sale.

This year's festival runs Sept. 21-29. A full announcement of the lineup will come later in summer, but confirmed headliners include Winnipeg Giller Prize winner David Bergen, launching his new novel, The Age of Hope, and Toronto mystery writer Linwood Barclay.

Participating in the festival's school program will be Susin Nielsen, winner of this year's Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, and Karen Levine, author of Hana's Suitcase.

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Texas novelist Larry McMurtry isn't just the prolific author of The Last Picture Show, the Lonesome Dove books and the screenplay to Brokeback Mountain. He's also a world-class book collector. …

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