April 18, 2017
The In Character Interview, with Leslie Shimotakahara
Leslie Shimotakahara's After the Bloom (Dundurn Press) has been praised as "personal and entrancing, unflinchingly shining a light on [a] difficult part of history" and "a sweeping page turner". The ...
January 04, 2017
The In Character Interview, with Paul Carlucci
The characters in Paul Carlucci's A Plea for Constant Motion (House of Anansi Press) are not necessarily people you'd want to befriend, but they are not people you'll ever forget. From the damaged to ...
December 15, 2016
The In Character Interview, with Philippa Dowding
Philippa Dowding's wildly creative, wonderfully strange stories are the kind of books that turn young readers into book lovers. With pages full of lovable misfits and regular kids caught up in otherworldly ...
November 24, 2016
The In Character interview, with Heather Tucker
Heather Tucker's debut novel The Clay Girl (ECW Press) marks the arrival of a writer who will make you impatient for the next book. Confident, lyrical, tough, and populated by unforgettable characters, The ...
November 17, 2016
The In Character interview with John Jantunen
Guelph-based author John Jantunen's A Desolate Splendor (ECW Press) is an end-of-the-world tale told in multiple voices. Hidden in the wild outskirts of a world forced back into a pre-technology existence, ...
October 11, 2016
The In Character Interview, with Monica Arnaldo
Worry worms its way in with all of us at times, but what if our worries become a little bit over the top? This is the problem Margo encounters in Monica Arnaldo's sweetly funny Margo Thinks Twice (Owl ...
September 19, 2016
The In Character Interview With Leon Rooke
Leon Rooke has been called "a national treasure" by the Globe and Mail with good reason — his contributions to CanLit over an astounding 50 years of work have been hugely influential. And he's not slowing ...
September 07, 2016
The in Character Interview with Barbara Fradkin
Amanda Doucette hasn't had an easy time of it — she returns from her aid work in Africa haunted by what she's seen and struggling to hold onto her ideals, and things aren't about to get any easier for ...
July 13, 2016
The In Character Interview with Scott Gardiner
After AMC's Mad Men, the life of charismatic advertising types became a topic of fascination for many, with the glitzy — and at times, manipulative — backdrop of the ad world acting as a perfect backdrop ...
July 07, 2016
The In Character Interview with Janet Kellough
In the wild, early days of Canada and the United States, saddlebag preachers (also known as circuit riders) were men of the cloth who travelled around ministering to settlers and founding early churches. ...