December 01, 2020
"All of the Pieces are Aware of and Concerned With the Unknowable": Paige Cooper on Taking Up the Best Canadian Stories Mantle
Every year, one editor is tasked with finding the very best short stories from Canadian writers. It's a daunting challenge, given the wealth of great short fiction in Canada, but one that has turned out ...
November 25, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Will Toffan's Watching the Devil Dance, a Fascinating True Crime Story of Canada's First Spree Killer
For younger Canadians, the name Matthew Charles Lamb may not ring a bell. But those who know it will never forget the man who was dubbed Canada's first spree killer after a bizarre and unprovoked shooting ...
October 20, 2020
Mark Kingwell on How the Pandemic Will Change Our Understanding of Risk and Luck
Professor and writer Mark Kingwell is well known as one of Canada's leading thinkers, and he is almost certainly our most fun one. Whether it's baseball or cocktails, philosophy or futurism, Kingwell's ...
October 05, 2020
Giller Shortlist Day: Past Winners Announce 5-Title List
In a live online announcement this morning, five past winners of the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize.Two-time winner Esi Edugyan kicked things off, followed by Sean ...
August 18, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Kevin Lambert's You Will Love What You Have Killed
In You Will Love What You Have Killed (Biblioasis), the debut novel from Quebec author Kevin Lambert, past wrongs are not forgotten, and life-long debts are paid with blood.In Lambert's fictional rendering ...
June 30, 2020
Alex Pugsley Gets to the Heart of Halifax in His Debut Novel
In certain stories, the setting itself becomes a character, containing all the rich history and moody dynamics of the people who occupy it. Such is the case with Alex Pugsley's debut novel Aubrey McKee ...
May 26, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Anita Lahey's Touching New Memoir 'The Last Goldfish'
When a teenage Anita Lahey met her best friend Louisa in high school, their connection was immediate and powerful. From that day on, the two girls would spend their formative days navigating the pains ...
September 23, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Pauline Holdstock's Here I Am!, featuring an Unforgettable Six-Year Old Narrator
Giller-nominated novelist Pauline Holdstock returns this fall with her eighth novel, Here I Am! (Biblioasis), the spellbinding story of six-year-old Frankie, who runs away to France to find his father ...
September 03, 2019
12 Title 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced
Labour Day has passed and that means it's the beginning of prize season in CanLit. And what better way to kick off an autumn of book award announcements than to start with the biggest of them all? Today ...
June 11, 2019
"I Love How Short Fiction’s DNA Embodies the Broken" Elise Levine on Her New Story Collection & the Craft of Short Fiction
So much has been said - or rather, raved - about Elise Levine's fiction that an introduction to her writing could nearly be a book in itself. To pick just a few: NOW Magazine called her "A cutting-edge ...