Ian Williams’s novel, Reproduction, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, is an energetically told, funny, and moving book about how strangers become family.
“Polyphonic and big-hearted.”—Electric Literature
“One of the most energetic, lively, funny, and sad novels of the year.”—Quill & Quire, Book of the Year
“Witty, playful, and disarmingly offbeat—even as it hums with serious themes.”—The Toronto Star
“Williams’s unsparing view on the past’s repetition is heartrending. This ambitious experiment yields worthwhile results.”—Publishers Weekly
Check out this playlist that I compiled for a project by Lauren Carter. In her words, “Ian Williams gives us his collection of songs that helped him write his Griffin Poetry Prize-shortlisted collection, Personals.”
It’s a great playlist, If I do say so myself.
Recitations of “Echolalia”
Poetry in Voice is a recitation contest for high-school students in Canada. In 2016, Enzo Campa, won the national prize with his recitation of three poems, including my “Echolalia,” including my “Echolalia,” my “Echolalia,” “Echolalia,” holalia,” lalia,” lia,” a,” ” ‘
You can read and listen to CBC’s take on the event as well.
Here’s another interpretation of “Echolalia” from a previous year by a French student.