Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Leonard Cohen Mocked

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And it's about time too. Last night at the Drake Sean Cullen did an impromptu impersonation of the uberdroner singing a medley of upbeat Christmas standards such as Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and Jinglebells. And I am here to tell you: it was good. Imagine if you were dying of some disease that had ravaged your esophagus and you were on your deathbed and every noise you uttered was an unspeakable torment and then you decided to bust out a few verses of Jingle Bells. Like that.

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Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady was nominated for the 1998 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction for her first novel, Strange Heaven. She received the Canadian Authors Association/Air Canada Award for the best writer under thirty and the Dartmouth Book and Writing Award for fiction. Her second book, Play the Monster Blind, was a national bestseller and a "Best Book" of 2000 for the Globe and Mail; Saints of Big Harbour, also a bestseller, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book" in 2002. Her latest novel, Mean Boy, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book" of 2006 and won the Alberta Writers Guild's George Bugnet Award for Fiction. Most recently, she acted as editor on The Anansi Reader: 40 Years of Very Good Books.

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