January 04, 2021
Start Your Year with Melanie Raabe's Smart & Irresistibly Creepy Thriller, The Shadow
In The Shadow (House of Anansi Press) by Melanie Raabe (translated by Imogen Taylor), a woman is walking to work when she is approached by a stranger and told that she will murder a man named Arthur ...
November 26, 2020
Laurie Ray Hill, Author of Paper Stones, on How to Combine Personal, Interior Storytelling with Page-Turning Tension
In Laurie Ray Hill's novel Paper Stones (Inanna Publications), Rose has one goal: to protect her baby niece, Jenny. In a family haunted by sexual abuse, Rose is determined the horrific pattern will ...
November 24, 2020
Celebrating Indigenous Feminism: Carol Rose GoldenEagle on her Powerful New Novel
After three decades as a journalist, Carol Rose GoldenEagle turned her talents to fiction, poetry, and visual art, and she hasn't slowed down since. Since publishing her first novel, Bearskin Diary, ...
November 12, 2020
Susan Perly on Writing Grief, Reading Don Quixote, and Why Her Favourite Character is a Talking Octopus
Susan Perly's Giller Prize-nominated Death Valley drew comparisons to everything from Twin Peaks to Alice in Wonderland for its dark humour and compelling beauty. So her follow-up, Stella Atlantis ...
October 30, 2020
Erin Ruddy on Setting a Dark & Mysterious Thriller in the Bliss of Cottage Country
Cottage country — just the phrase conjures up enviably peaceful images of long sunny days and warm nights, a quaint retreat. But in Erin Ruddy's Tell Me My Name (Dundurn Press), a rustic cottage ...
October 27, 2020
David Kingston Yeh on Writing as Channeling, Toronto's Liminality, & the Wisdom of Woolf
David Kingston Yeh's 2018 novel, A Boy at the Edge of the World was packed with smart, funny, moving moments and characters, especially its protagonist, Daniel Garneau. There was so much to explore in ...
September 30, 2020
"Boring the Reader is the Worst Crime of All" Meet Our October writer-in-residence Dietrich Kalteis
As the temperature dips, there is no better time to curl up with a piano-wire-taut pageturner. Which is why we are so excited to welcome award-winning author Dietrich Kalteis as our October 2020 writer-in-residence ...
June 04, 2020
Straight-Razors, Scissors, and Deadly Secrets: Ross Pennie on His New Mystery Novel
Barbershops, unsettled scores, and a sweeping epidemic are at the center of Ross Pennie's newest novel, Bitter Paradise (ECW).The latest installment of the celebrated author's Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery ...
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 15, 2020
It's A Long Story: Sharon Johnston on Family Connections, Confronting the Past, and Writing Her New Novel
Patchwork Society (Dundurn), the newest novel by author Sharon Johnston and the second in her Bread and Roses trilogy, takes place against the backdrop of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario during the Depression ...