Carol Shields was born in the United States, raised in the United States, won the Pulitzer Prize (only U.S. citizens are eligible for the literature prize), used Canadian references in her writing and was considered a Canadian writer by most Canadians (“Art of the ordinary,” Appreciation, July 28).
ABOUT 64,000 people died in Sri Lanka’s civil war before the small island’s Sinhalese majority and the Tamil Tigers, who were fighting for a separate homeland, finally began peace negotiations in February 2002. The talks are now bogged down over who will control US$4.5 billion in foreign aid pledged to reconstruct the country.By DAVID CAMERON6 min
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