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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 ...
January 28, 2020
"That Change, That Troubled Look, Was What Started Me Writing" Hannah Brown on Her Heartwrenching New Novel, Look After Her
International Holocaust Awareness Day passed just yesterday (January 27th), giving us an opportunity to remember its victims, meditate on its personal and global impact, and discuss why its lessons are ...
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 ...
October 24, 2019
"I Knew it was One of those Moments Everyone of the Time Would Recollect" Lynne Golding on Her Wartime Novel The Beleaguered
In August 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War began. That fateful day also kicks off The Beleaguered (Blue Moon Publishers) by Lynne Golding, the second book in Golding's ...
October 01, 2019
"Sometimes, the Story Isn't Finished Being Told" Drew Hayden Taylor on Spending 20 Years with the Story That Inspired His Newest Novel
In playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Drew Hayden Taylor's new book, Chasing Painted Horses (Cormorant Books), an innocent act of encouragement from a parent has far-reaching consequences. When ...