September 04, 2019
Contest! Enter to Win Inspiring Stories of Resilience and Hope from The Word on the Street!
It's September and that means all the most exciting parts of the book season are just around the corner! Literary prizes, new fall books, and some of our favourite festivals and events. One of the highlights ...
June 27, 2019
"I Wanted to Show What an Ongoing Juggling Act It All Is" Lisa de Nikolits on Her Writer for a Year Video Series
Plenty of writers, emerging and established, have questions about how to handle the professional aspects of the writing life. How to approach social media? Are festivals important? What about reviews? ...
June 19, 2019
"I Hope Girls Will Be Inspired by Emma" Lesley Strutt on Her Adventurous YA Novel, On the Edge
Lesley Strutt is a poet, academic, essayist, and playwright. This season, she adds novelist to her accolades with her young adult book On the Edge (Inanna Publications). On the Edge follows Emerald ...
June 06, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Linda Quennec's Fishing for Birds, A Novel of BC and Cuba
In Linda Quennec's Fishing for Birds (Inanna Publications) widow at just 32, leaves her home in Vancouver Island searching for solace. After settling on a tiny island, she meets Ivy, whose stories ...
March 11, 2019
Contest! Keep on Celebrating International Women's Day with Brilliant Books by Women, courtesy of Inanna Publications
Friday, March 8 was International Women's Day, where people acknowledged the contributions, struggles, and achievements of women, both historical and contemporary. It was also a day to think about how ...
October 30, 2018
SK Dyment on Crafting Characters in Steel Animals, a Smart, Hilarious New Book of Queer Magic Realism
Jackie is a quiet loner who happens to secretly be a badass bank robber. Vespa is a artist who rides motorbikes and obsessively plans her revenge on an ex-partner. Together, they find love and a heap ...
October 24, 2018
Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Anita Kushwaha's Side by Side, a Story of Sibling Love and Loss
In Anita Kushwaha's Side by Side (Inanna Publications), Kavita Gupta is facing the unimaginable. When her brother disappears, she drops everything to find him -- but 10 days later, she's told he's ...
October 16, 2018
Black Beach author Glynis Guevara on Her Title, Her Next Book, and the Word Zaboca
In Glynis Guevara's Black Beach, (Inanna Publications) Tamera is just 16-years old, but she's got adult-sized struggles to contend with as she strives to take care of her mother, who lives with mental ...
October 09, 2018
Aparna Kaji Shah on Writing Strong Women, the Importance of Writer Friends, & the Timeless Value of Middlemarch
The title of Aparna Kaji Shah's The Scent of Mogra (Inanna Publications) refers to species of flowering jasmine, a beautiful and fragrant plant cultivated in South and Southeast Asia. It gives a nod ...
June 26, 2017
Contest! Win Required Feminist YA Summer Reading from Inanna
YA (young adult) books aren't just for young readers - indeed, they tell us as much (and sometimes more) about ourselves as adult novels, honing in a complicated, influential time in a character's life. ...