April 28, 2020
Literature in Isolation
“When this is over, remember how important books and movies and television and music and public radio were to your experience and your ability to get through a really hard time.”—Elisabeth de Mariaffi In ...
November 20, 2019
3 Practices the Literary Scene Could Learn from Spoken Word Artists
When I was curating So Fresh: A Scarborough Reading, I desperately wanted to bring together two worlds that I deeply loved. First were the authors that I knew from the literary community. Authors like ...
September 04, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces Journey Prize Finalists
There's something so deeply Canadian about the short story as a form - maybe it's the fact that our first lady of letters, Alice Munro, famously excels at it or simply that its capacity for experimentation, ...
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 ...
August 27, 2019
Take It Outside: Talking Eden Mills Writers Festival with Guest Authors Andrew Kaufman & Alix Ohlin
We've written about what a unique and fascinating festival the Eden Mill Writers' Festival is, tucked away in its pastoral setting outside of Guelph, Ontario, and with the 2019 festival just around the ...
August 23, 2019
Go Back to School with CanLit: 10 "School Books" to Take You into September
There's nothing like back to school season - warm days, cool nights, crisp new school supplies ready to get dog-eared with use. Even long after we're past school age, the start of September can still ...
August 15, 2019
2019 Toronto Book Awards Shortlist Announced
The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library (TPL) have named the five 2019 Toronto Book Awards shortlisted titles. This year's shortlisted authors reflect the diversity and depth of Toronto's literary ...
July 31, 2019
The Ultimate Writing Tips Post: We Asked Talented Canadian Writers for Their Best Piece of Literary Advice
There is no shortage of advice for writers out there. You can find endless lists about the importance (or irrelevance) of outlines, writing everyday, having a writing group, and myriad other strategies ...
July 03, 2019
What We Owe To One Another
In the immediate few weeks and months after the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) takes place in Brampton each May, I’m always struck by a strange feeling, something that’s equal parts euphoria, ...
May 23, 2019
Casey Plett Wins $60,000 Amazon First Novel Award for Little Fish
Last night at a ceremony in Toronto, Casey Plett captured the prestigious Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press). The author of a previous short story collection, A Safe ...