August 20, 2020
Read an Excerpt from John Bentley Mays' The Occidental Hotel
In the late John Bentley Mays' final book, The Occidental Hotel (Guernica Editions), a grizzled, racist criminal evades capture by holing up in a long-abandoned hotel, once a dazzling building that hosted ...
July 22, 2020
Poets in Profile: Elana Wolff on Alice Oswald, Perfect Couplets, and Glorious Misunderstandings
Toronto-based poet Elana Wolff should be no stranger to the Canadian poetry community. Her previous five books of poetry, all published through Toronto-via-Montreal mainstay Guernica Editions, have garnered ...
June 03, 2020
Nina Newington on Canada, Uncertainty, and Her Newest Book
Meg, the central character of author Nina Newington's newest book Cardinal Divide (publishing in September from Guernica Editions), needs a lot of important questions answered.Adopted as a small child ...
April 22, 2020
It's a Long Story: Brian Van Norman on His New Novel and Class Struggle's Past and Present
While the characters of author Brian Van Norman's new historical fiction novel Against the Machine: Luddites (Guernica Editions) exist within the hardscrabble manufacturing towns of 19th century Britain, ...
April 16, 2020
Poets in Profile: Conyer Clayton on John Berryman, Seeing the Big Picture, and Finding Acceptance
Originally from Kentucky, poet, multi-disciplinary artist, and gymnastics coach Conyer Clayton is a freshly-minted Canadian citizen who now calls Ottawa home. Her debut full-length collection, We Shed ...
August 28, 2019
"Mad Hatter is a Quest Novel, as Well as a Mystery" Amanda Hale on Her New Novel, Family Secrets, & Mining the Past
In 1939, the United Kingdom passed Defence Regulation 18B - a sweeping rule that allowed the indefinite internment of anyone suspected of Nazi sympathies, without charge or trial. A desperate step in ...
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In 2018, Guernica Editions launched the inaugural Guernica Prize, an award for the best unpublished novel manuscript submitted, accepting applications from hopeful authors across the country.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 ...
June 13, 2019
"What Does a Family Do When it Becomes Lost to Itself?" Caitlin Galway on Exploring Loss in her Compelling, Gothic Debut Novel
The French Quarter of New Orleans has captured the literary imagination in a way few neighbours can claim to have done. Packed with history and just a whiff of the Gothic, it's an atmospheric wonder that ...
April 10, 2019
Ian Thomas Shaw on Drawing on his Work and Travel in the Middle East to Write His Debut Novel
Ian Thomas Shaw's debut novel, Quill of the Dove (Guernica Editions), follows French journalist Marc Taragon, a seasoned pro who has been reporting on and from the Middle East for decades. Just as he ...
December 05, 2018
Robin Blackburn McBride on the Child Protagonist of Her Novel: "He Said Take My Hand, Which I Did, and He Led Me"
Robin Blackburn McBride's debut novel The Shining Fragments (Guernica Editions) explores late 19th century and turn of the century Toronto through the eyes of Joseph Conlon, a young orphan abandoned ...