January 23, 2020
It's a Long Story: Ian Hamilton Goes Back In Time in His Newest Novel
At the start of the 1980s, China sits on the precipice of a new era of economic growth and prosperity, but not everyone is welcoming it.This exciting and tumultuous time is the setting for best-selling ...
January 22, 2020
Rugged Beauty, Stolen Horses and Tragic Circuses: Nick Tooke Takes a Trip to BC's Great Depression in his Debut Novel
Set in the ragged B.C. interior during the Great Depression, British-Canadian author Nick Tooke's debut novel The Ballad of Samuel Hewitt (Porcupine's Quill) tells the story of a teenage boy who, fueled ...
January 21, 2020
The Entitled Interview: David Ly Dissects Masculinity in His Debut Collection
In Mythical Man (publishing April 2020 via Palimpsest Press), his debut collection of poetry, author David Ly explores themes of masculinity, sexuality, race, and personal identity, shattering preconceived ...
January 15, 2020
Don't Adjust Your Antenna: nathan dueck Channels a Pop Culture Obsession Into Poetry in His New Collection
You certainly don't have to be a child of the 80s to appreciate poet nathan dueck's newest collection, A Very Special Episode (Wolsak & Wynn), but it doesn't hurt.Inspired by the Saturday morning ...
January 14, 2020
"I Felt It Was Time to Collect the Pieces and Document Them" Lamees Al Ethari Confronts the Past in Her New Memoir
The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was, ostensibly, a mission of liberation. For the Iraqi people, however, the end result was years of displacement, painful separation, and a sudden dissolving of the structure ...
January 02, 2020
The Lucky Seven Interview: Robert Reid Talks Fly-Fishing and Connecting to Nature
For human beings, forging a real connection with nature can be essential to our understanding of not only ourselves, but our place within the planet on which we live. Spending time in the quiet isolation ...
December 12, 2019
Poets in Profile: Tanis MacDonald Talks Key Narratives, Taking Your Time, and the Importance of Community
Poet and author Tanis MacDonald's newest collection, Mobile (Book*hug Press), delves into both the historical and modern experiences of women working and living in Toronto, casting their stories against ...
December 10, 2019
"I Don't Think I've Quite Settled the Immigrant Identity in Me" Playwright Jeff Ho Untangles Family Dynamics in 'trace'
Toronto playwright Jeff Ho's newest work, trace (Playwrights Canada), follows the intergenerational thread of one Chinese-Canadian family, blending sorrow, humour, and plenty of old stories into a song ...
November 20, 2019
"When One Is Always Looking out for a Poem, the World Begins to Speak" Mohineet Kaur Boparai on the Craft and Mysticism of Poetry
Mohineet Kaur Boparai's newest collection of poetry, Polychromasia (Mawenzi House), tackles the many different shades and frequencies of life, both in India and abroad. Issues of love, caste, patriarchy ...
November 13, 2019
Getting Fancy: Guest Authors of the 2019 Writers' Trust Gala on Gorgeous Gowns, Schmoozing and Their Dream Dinner Guest
The Writers' Trust Gala, arguably the glitziest event of the fall literary award season, is a very special night. Canadian authors and guests of the gala come together to raise money for several important ...