March 19, 2019
Joel Adam Struthers' Memoir Offers a Fascinating, Myth-Busting Account of the French Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion, a branch of the French army, is one of the most famous military organizations in the world. Joel Adam Struthers tells his story of six years as a legionnaire (and more specifically ...
March 06, 2019
Poem-phobia? Read an Excerpt from Adam Sol's How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry
More than any other genre, poetry seems to inspire anxiety in readers about exactly how we should be reading. But maybe it's not as scary as it feels - maybe all it takes to read and love poetry is ...
March 04, 2019
Kate Harris wins $30,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road
This afternoon, Kate Harris spoke about the "glory and pain" of both the bike trip that inspired her memoir Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road (Knopf Canada) and of the writing process ...
February 26, 2019
"I Write to Be Lifted into Life’s Largest Possibilities" The 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists on Nonfiction
This Monday, March 4, will see writers, publishers, and nonfiction lovers gathered in Toronto's historic King Edward Hotel to find out the 2019 winner of the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction. ...
February 12, 2019
Amanda Laird on Breaking Menstruation Stigma & Myth in Heavy Flow
Despite the fact that a billions of people experience, have experienced, or do experience mensuration, a normal biological process, it remains a subject shrouded in embarrassment, misinformation, and ...
February 07, 2019
Blue Moon Publishers Puts out Justin Bieber Book with Foreword from the Pop Star Himself
Canada is no slouch in supplying some of the most famous actors, musicians, and artists to the rest of the world. But one Canadian in recent years has achieved an almost unprecedented level of fame - ...
February 01, 2019
Doctor Gretchen Roedde on Her Journey to Expand Healthcare in Remote Ontario Communities
Remote communities in Canada often suffer from a lack medical resources, making illness and injury even more complicated and difficult than it would otherwise be. It's an issue that became a driving force ...
January 29, 2019
Zelda Abramson on Exploring the Concept of Home for Holocaust Survivors
The question "What is home?" is always a poignant one for a writer to explore. In Zelda Abramson's The Montreal Shtetl: Making Home After the Holocaust (Between the Lines Books), published in January ...
January 23, 2019
Jenny Yuen, author of Polyamorous: Living and Loving More, on the Best & Toughest Parts of Publishing a Book
What does love look like? Most people would readily admit there many different ways to be happy in a romantic relationship, but when it comes to adding more people into that relationship, opinions diverge ...
January 09, 2019
Memoirs Make Strong Showing on the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist
This morning, jurors Camilla Gibb and Roy MacGregor announced the five finalists for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction, one of the most influential literary prizes in the country. A third juror, ...