NEWS RELEASE – Monday, July 8, 2019

Toronto, ON Founded by writer Miranda Hill in 2007, the Bookmarks form a nationwide trail of the country's literature. “Visitors are encouraged to read their way across Canada, online and in person,” says Board of Directors President Hughena Matheson. “A launching place for conversation, collaboration, and learning, the Bookmarks provide a unique reading experience and a deeper understanding of the country and its people.” Bookmark #25 on the Canadian Literary Trail is for Karen X. Tulchinsky's The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky. Everyone is invited to attend the Christie Pits Bookmark unveiling (rain or shine) on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 1 p.m., in the ballfield at Barton and Christie in Toronto, Ontario.

This is Toronto’s eighth Bookmark. For this Tulchinsky Bookmark, warm thanks are extended to the City of Toronto and Ward 10 Councillor Joe Cressy. The Bookmark’s unveiling will feature a reading of the passage by Karen X. Tulchinsky (a.k.a. Aren), and remarks by Matheson and fellow board members Susan Lightstone and Don Oravec, as well as Councillor Cressy. Special thanks will be extended to Talonbooks, the City’s Transportation Services Division Director of Public Realm Elyse Parker, and Neighbourhood Improvements’ Maili Sedore.

Aren X. Tulchinsky, the writer formerly known as Karen X. Tulchinsky, is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, video editor, and director. He is thrilled that his novel, The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky, is receiving a Bookmark on the Canadian Literary Trail. This 2003 novel was named One of the Top Ten Books about Toronto by the Toronto Star; was a finalist for the 2004 Toronto Book Awards; and received the 2008 One Book One Vancouver Award. Tulchinsky’s other novels include Love Ruins Everything, and Love and Other Ruins. Born in Toronto, Tulchinsky lives in Vancouver, where he works as a video editor on documentary television shows and continues to write novels. Karen X. Tulchinsky’s The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky, originally published by Polestar Press (an imprint of Raincoast Books), is published by Talonbooks (2010).

The work of Project Bookmark Canada is supported by literary project grants, foundations, and individual and corporate donations. A fundraiser will be held Thursday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto, by co-hosts Lightstone and Oravec. Visit to purchase the $75 per person tickets or to donate if unable to attend in person. Tax receipts will be issued.


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