Stephen Marche, Johanna Skibsrud & Linden MacIntyre Do ‘Snooki’.

OH Everywhere in Publishing: "We publish books like this so that we can publish the really good stuff later." Uh-huh. Right.

Thank you, Simon and Schuster, for your continued commitment to publishing books that we didn’t even know we needed.

The very cool CBC program Day 6 has posted some great audio of recent Giller fiction winners Linden MacIntyre and Johanna Skibsrud reading selected passages from the newly published novel A Shore Thing by Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi.

My favorite living Canadian writer, Stephen Marche, reviews the book in the National Post’s Afterword.

Here’s a quote that Mr Marche pulls from the book. It should give you an idea of the quality of lyricism at play in this fictional narrative:

“Any juicehead will get some nut shrinkage. And bacne. They fly into a ’roid rage. In traffic, it’s called a ‘road ’roid rage.’ ”

Nut shrinkage. ‘Road ‘roid rage.

Moving on.

Sean Cranbury is the Executive Editor of Books on the Radio. He's also Founder and Creative Director of the Real Vancouver Writers' Series. Sean is General Manager at the legendary Storm Crow Tavern and consults with literary arts organizations on digital communications strategies.

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