August 09, 2018
Chadwick Ginther on Writing a Necromancer Who Longs for a Normal Life & Discovering His Themes
Corrupt morticians. Dead twins. Animated skeletons. And a necromancer named Winter who protects the city. This ain't your grandfather's Winnipeg. Instead, it's Chadwick Ginther's wonderfully dark and ...
July 24, 2018
"My Goals Were Very Visual and Atmospheric from the Start" Scott A. Ford on His Gorgeous New Graphic Novel, Ark Land
Acclaimed illustrator, author, and comic artist Scott A. Ford's Ark Land (ChiZine) follows Kairn, a scavenger who pawns debris from the arks of the alien animals who came to her planet a century ago. ...
July 17, 2018
Catherine Fatima on her Raw & Frank Auto-Fictional Debut Novel, Sludge Utopia
Catherine Fatima's debut novel Sludge Utopia (Book*hug) is as ambitious as it is raw, exploring sexuality and desire as conceptual experiences while still grounding the narrative in a deeply introspective, ...
June 27, 2018
"How Do We Transform?" Susannah M. Smith on Her Unique, Imaginative Novel The Fairy Tale Museum
Susannah M. Smith's The Fairy Tale Museum (Invisible Publishing) is populated with a cyborg cyclops, fortune tellers and vampires, lovers with the heads of birds, and countless other characters who live ...
June 13, 2018
"All Transformations Have a Cost" Dian Day on Her Arresting New Novel The Madrigal
It's no surprise that in a novel called The Madrigal (Inanna Publications), music is front and centre. Frederick (who shares a surname with the title) and his mother are both singers - but they experience ...
June 07, 2018
Lise Weil on Reconciling Zen and Desire, Visionary Books, & How a Lost Cat Led to Love
The '70s and '80s were a time of radical change and evolution, and the queer community was particularly instrumental in resisting and interrogating the environmental and social crises of that time, the ...
May 31, 2018
“What Does it Mean to Be Home?” Our June 2018 Writer-in-Residence Chelene Knight on Her Writing Journey
Dear Current Occupant (Book*hug) is the second book from Vancouver's Chelene Knight, whose debut poetry collection Braided Skin was praised as "compelling" and "a whorl of wisdom". With Dear Current ...
May 28, 2018
"I Realized the 1st Time I Walked into a Prison That I Would Write About My Experiences" Activist Ann Hansen on Her New Book
In 1983, Ann Hansen was arrested along with four friends. It wasn't mischief, drinking, or other youthful antics that led to the arrest though - Hansen and her companions comprised a radical group called ...
May 24, 2018
"The Human Endocrine System Represents a Kind of Poetics" Adam Dickinson on his Poetic, Chemical Autobiography
Adam Dickinson's cerebral and innovative poetry has garnered him honours including nominations for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the ReLit ...
May 15, 2018
Rabindranath Maharaj and His New Novel Exploring "The Oldest Question in the World"
Rabindranath Maharaj's decorated literary career includes honours like the Trillium Book Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, to name just a few. It also includes ...