Author Archives: Liz Hay

Canadian Godot

I don’t drive at night. I barely drive at all. Then at times I feel the need to be brave. A week or so ago I found myself on the road to Brockville, making the hour and fifteen minute journey … Continue reading

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Liking Your Characters

I wrote this post for my UK publisher, MacLehose Press. (Their photo of a ball and chain was taken in the British Library, not as you might think in Ottawa.) My natural inclination is to look for the flaws and … Continue reading

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UK Edition of “Alone in the Classroom”

Alone in the Classroom has now been published with a great new cover in the United Kingdom by MacLehose Press, which published Late Nights on Air in 2008. For more details visit the publisher’s website. “It’s a testament to the … Continue reading

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Femalefirst Interview

An interview in the online magazine Femalefirst coincides with the UK edition of Alone in the Classroom.

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Book Gods

Another bookshelf came down two Sundays ago as we were eating supper. A heart-stopping double thud, and we thought a tree had fallen. But no, another waterfall of books from the toppled shelves directly beside our bed. We stood appalled … Continue reading

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Events

Thursday, October 19, 2017. ALBERTA Strathcona County: Fall Feast of Words Strathcona County Library. 7:00 p.m. hosted by Anne Nothof for more information click here.   Friday, October 20, 2017. ALBERTA STARFest, St. Albert Readers Festival St. Albert Public Library. … Continue reading

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Spill

Yesterday about noon I was at my desk when loudness I can’t describe, except to say that it sounded ominous, made me look up as the wall spilled forward in an avalanche of books. I raised my arms against three … Continue reading

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Honorary Doctorate

Carleton University awarded me an honorary doctorate on June 8. Not bad for a girl who barely finished university. In return, of course, I had to give a short speech to the graduating students, who charmed me with their shyness, … Continue reading

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“Alone in the Classroom” Back on Bestseller List

The paperback edition of “Alone in the Classroom” is out and was on the Globe and Mail’s bestseller list for two months.  

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Visitor

Mark came up the stairs to the second floor saying my name. “We’ve got a visitor,” he said with quiet wonder. I went downstairs to see our visitor. It lay on a section of newspaper on the kitchen counter, Peterson’s … Continue reading

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