I’m just about finished Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. It’s a reimagining of The Tempest as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare Series — kind of like Shakespeare fan fiction by brilliant writers. Hag-Seed is about an artistic director named Felix who is betrayed and ousted from his position by scheming colleagues. He ends up working in a prison teaching Shakespeare to inmates and plotting his revenge. I’m also several chapters into Gabrielle Roy’s The Tin Flute, which I had never read before. I just finished Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People which was a Giller Prize finalist. It explores the family fallout when the father, a high school teacher, is accused of assault by his female students. Up next are Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Adult Onset and Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster — I’m making 2017 my year of the women of Canadian literature!