May 28, 2020
At the Desk: Claire Caldwell
Toronto poet Claire Caldwell's new collection, Gold Rush (Invisible Publishing), is a study of the various ways women can be considered settlers in their own time, and what effect that presence has had ...
August 07, 2018
Artist & Author Carey Sookocheff on the Journey Through an Illustration Project
Wonder Buddy and Super Earl have had a lot of adventures over their four books together, but their newest one proves that the wildest rides can be the closest to home when they meet their new neighbours: ...
June 12, 2018
Tara Atluri on Writing from "the Interstices of Belonging" in Bangalore's Kaval Bairasandra Neighbourhood
Tara Atluri's Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic Imagi/nation (Inanna Publications) takes it title from a quote by Theodor Adorno, who said "every work is art is an uncommitted crime". ...
May 25, 2018
Inside GG Award Winning Author Terry Griggs' Bright Red, Virginia Woolf-Approved Office
Governor General's Literary Award winner Terry Griggs does it all - from adult novels to beloved children's books, her career has earned her honours including the Marian Engel Award and even a Project ...
May 10, 2018
Artist and Children's Author Lori Joy Smith on Her Cross-Canada Workspace Evolution
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Ever since Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote those lines, starry eyed lovers everywhere have had a verse to describe their feelings. Riffing on the same idea ...
May 01, 2018
The Nonnets Author Aaron Giovannone Reviews His Recent Writing Spaces
You've read a sonnet. Now try a... nonnet?What is a nonnet, you might ask? For that we turn to Aaron Giovannone, author of The Nonnets (Book*hug). Nonnets are Giovannone's own creation — nine-line ...
March 28, 2018
"I Like to Be Surrounded by Objects with a Past": Meet Our Poetry Month Writer-in-Residence, Emma Healey!
Emma Healey is without a doubt one of the most exciting young poets in Canada. Her first collection Begin With the End in Mind earned her a reputation as a brainy, frank, innovative writer with charm ...
February 07, 2018
Watercolour Illustrator Qin Leng Shares her Dreamy and Inspiring Workspace
Yesterday we introduced you to Jessica Scott Kerrin, author of The Better Tree Fort (Groundwood Books). Today, we are thrilled to welcome Qin Leng to Open Book, whose beautiful watercolour illustrations ...
February 05, 2018
Exploring Elinor Florence's Picturesque Invermere Writing Paradise
Journalist and novelist Elinor Florence's Bird's Eye View earned rave reviews, so readers will be happy to hear she's back now with Wildwood (Dundurn Press). The novel opens with a Monkey's Paw-esque ...
February 01, 2018
David Johnson Shows Us the Desk Where He Wrote Battle Royal: Monarchists vs. Republicans and the Crown of Canada
One easy way to get Canadians talking - and perhaps even arguing - is to bring up the British monarchy. What is the role of the monarchy in modern Canada? is a question that continues to be hotly debated, ...