October 06, 2017
Special Feature: Dundurn Press
Words and Photos by Elyse Friedman. In 1972, Kirk Howard was a young man living in Sarnia and teaching Canadian studies. He noticed a dearth of homegrown books to use in his history and literature classes, ...
October 03, 2017
Writers & Money - Part Two
This is the second in a series of surveys that I posted in order to get an idea of how different writers manage to make ends meet. You can read the first response here: http://open-book.ca/News/Writers-and-Money ...
September 12, 2017
An Interview with Sarah Pinder
“When you empty out your psychic pockets, how do all the disparate pieces relate to each other?”I read Sarah Pinder’s most recent poetry collection, Common Place, while commuting from my home in ...
September 05, 2017
Writers and Money
I’ve been a professional writer for about eight years now, that is, writing has been my full-time occupation. That wasn’t always the case of course, and I’ve tried to be forthright with people about ...
August 30, 2017
“I think suffering shows us who we truly are.” - Q&A with Gurjinder Basran
A Q&A with Gurjinder Basran, author of Someone You Love is GoneIn 2010, debut novelist Gurjinder Basran won the Search for the Great BC Novel Contest, and the following year took home the Ethel Wilson ...
August 29, 2017
Interview with Ryan North
Today we’re talking to writer Ryan North!Ryan is the creator of Dinosaur Comics and the writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic series. He also wrote 35 issues of the Adventure Time comic series. ...
August 25, 2017
Interview with Josh Holinaty
Today we’re speaking with the amazing Josh Holinaty! Josh is an illustrator who has done work for The New York Times, Wired and The Walrus. He’s also illustrated a bunch of children’s books including ...
August 23, 2017
Interview with Karen Li
Today we’re going to talk to Owlkids Books’ editorial director extraordinaire … Karen Li! Karen has been in her role at Owlkids since 2014 and she’s spent over ten years creating award-winning ...
August 21, 2017
Interview with John Martz
Today we’re talking to author-illustrator, cartoonist and designer John Martz!John has written and illustrated several children’s books including Burt’s Way Home and A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, ...
August 10, 2017
“Considering the Book as Bi(bli)osphere,” an Interview with Gary Barwin
The writing of poet, composer, and recently Giller nominated novelist Gary Barwin has music to it that sounds like a gathering of organic materials, processed and released over and over until they sound ...