October 11, 2019
"Did You Know a Lion’s Heart Never Grows?" Read an Excerpt from Chris Eaton' Musical Novel, Symphony No. 3
19th-Century composer Camille Saint-Saëns was a prodigy who made his concert debut at just ten years old. He's credited with influencing French musicians for decades, including the iconic Maurice Ravel. ...
October 03, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Deborah Ellis' My Story Starts Here, where Young Offenders are Given Space to Speak
For many younger offenders, the first step off the accepted path represents a turning point; a crossroads where their futures hang in the balance. With intersectional pressures often including poverty, ...
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 18, 2019
"My Belief in Fate and Destiny Got the Best of Me" Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Nur Abdi's The Somali Camel Boy
Nur Abdi's debut novel The Somali Camel Boy (Mawenzi House) follows Ali, a young boy who has lost everything to a violent clan targeting his family. Tough and determined, he walks from his empty home ...
August 07, 2019
Read an Excerpt from K.R. Wilson's Guernica Prize Winning Novel, An Idea About My Dead Uncle
In 2018, Guernica Editions launched the inaugural Guernica Prize, an award for the best unpublished novel manuscript submitted, accepting applications from hopeful authors across the country. The jury ...
July 26, 2019
Excerpt: Read Five Poems from Hugh Thomas' Maze, a Witty and Language-Loving Collection of Mistranslations
Language can be a thorny, disorienting thing at times - a kind of hedge maze of meaning where it's easy, and sometimes even pleasurable, to get lost. This is what drives the poems in Hugh Thomas' new ...
July 23, 2019
Excerpt: Glimpse into Audrée Wilhelmy's Stunning and Mysterious Novel The Body of the Beasts
The strange, dark, and beautiful world of Audrée Wilhelmy's The Body of the Beasts (House of Anansi Press, translated by Susan Ouriou) is an utterly captivating one. In the novel, the Borya family ...
July 02, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Hassan Ghedi Santur's Powerful Second Novel, The Youth of God
Journalist and author Hassan Ghedi Santur's second novel, The Youth of God (Mawenzi House), is a moving portrait of a young man caught between two worlds. Nuur is 17-years old, whip-smart, and at a ...
June 26, 2019
"For Me, Everything That Isn’t Asphalt and Concrete is Part of the Urban Forest" Read an Excerpt from Treed by Ariel Gordon
A walk in the woods is a deceptively simple thing. From the complex ecosystems we pass to the psychological effects of spending time in a natural setting, our simple walks can be something fascinating ...
June 18, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Sportscaster Bruce Buchanan's Memoir, A Perfect Pick for Hockey Fans
Growing up in the Prairies, Bruce Buchanan was far from alone in his passion for sports of all kinds. But for all the Canadian kids who love their teams, not many go to make a job of it. Bruce, who ...