August 03, 2017
Kevin MacKay on the Coming Ecological and Social Collapse & How We Can Still Avoid It
If you're feeling overwhelmed in the face of the worrisome changes to our economic and ecological environments, you may want to listen to Kevin MacKay. The Hamilton-based professor and activist has ...
August 02, 2017
Paul Butler on Subverting Jane Austen & How We Define Love
Jane Austen provided some of literature's most famous (and most beloved) happily ever afters, including in her first novel, Persuasion. But what happens after the curtain falls on those scenes? And what ...
July 19, 2017
Christine McNair on How Life Events Impact Writing & the Seismic Effect of Great Books
Christine McNair's first collection of poetry, Conflict, landed with a big splash: it was a finalist for the City of Ottawa Book Award, the Archibald Lampman Award, and the ReLit Award, and was shortlisted ...
July 05, 2017
Rebecca Rosenblum on the long path to her acclaimed novel So Much Love
Rebecca Rosenblum was already acclaimed for her short fiction when she released her debut novel, So Much Love (McClelland & Stewart) this past spring. So Much Love has shown that Rosenblum is ...
June 23, 2017
Jane Kirby on Why Reproductive Rights are Still at Risk in 2017
Reproductive rights -- including safe, legal, accessible birth control and abortion services -- are human rights, and Jane Kirby's Fired Up About Reproductive Rights (Between the Lines Books) is a fascinating, ...
June 21, 2017
The Lucky Seven, with David Sherman
David Sherman's The Alcoholic's Daughter (Guernica Editions) examines a complex relationship that slowly descends from troubled to abusive. From the outside, Annie and Evan have the perfect dynamic. But ...
June 16, 2017
The Lucky Seven, with Carole Giangrande
Valerie and her husband Gerard are opposites in many ways. He's a passionate broadcaster, whose lifelong pursuit of justice was awakened by the bombing death of his first lover, while Valerie is quiet ...
June 08, 2017
The Lucky Seven, with Julia Cooper
Julia Cooper's The Last Word: Reviving the Dying Art of Eulogy (Coach House Books) is part of Coach House's unique and provocative Exploded Views non-fiction series. In texts that are longer than magazine ...
May 18, 2017
The Lucky Seven, with Harry Glasbeek
Both at home and abroad, debates rage about whether corporations should have rights as "persons" and whether free market capitalism in its current incarnations helps more than it hurts. Harry Glasbeek's Class ...
March 08, 2017
The Lucky Seven, with Barbara Sibbald
Barbara Sibbald's The Museum of Possibilities (Porcupine's Quill) was a long time coming, and it was worth the wait. After a career in novels, Sibbald returned to her first love, short fiction, and ...