Linda Spalding: “Since no Irish author could be overrated, they must all be underrated. Ireland is the origin of authorial species.” Photograph: Jeff Nolte

Linda Spalding won the 2012 Canadian governor-general’s award for The Purchase (Sandstone (...)

The first volume of TS Eliot’s letters, published in 1988, represented the years from 1898 to 1922, the year of Th(...)