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 20, 2020
Vine Awards Announce $10,000 Winners, Including a Second Vine Award for Matti Friedman
Wednesday evening saw another literary organization creatively embracing the new digital landscape to celebrate outstanding writing as the annual Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature announced ...
November 18, 2020
"As If You Were a Bird, Too" Read an Excerpt from Nina Berkhout's Stunning Novel Why Birds Sing
In poet and novelist Nina Berkhout's Why Birds Sing (ECW Press), opera singer Dawn Woodward has had a pretty tough week. First she melted down completely on stage, her voice failing her and her career ...
November 17, 2020
"History. You Can’t Live Without It" Read an Excerpt from Peter Unwin's Written in Stone
Peter Unwin's Written in Stone (Cormorant Books) follows Paul and Linda Prescot into the cold land north of Lake Superior, where Paul's obsessive study of Indigenous rock paintings becomes the central ...
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 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 ...
October 07, 2020
Eamon McGrath on Exploring the Pressure Cooker of Life in a Touring Band
While there's nothing quite like seeing your favourite band play live, the reality of life on the road for musicians can be complicated, stressful, and sometimes surreal. No one knows that better than ...
September 16, 2020
"I Couldn’t Type Fast Enough" Phyllis L. Humby on First Drafts and Newfoundland Magic
Phyllis L. Humby's Old Broad Road (Crossfield Publishing) is a story of the complications, joys, and risks of taking an unexpected leap of faith. When Sylvia Kramer leaves her comfortable life on the ...
November 27, 2019
The Entitled Interview, with Fereshteh Molavi
Fereshteh Molavi's newest book, Thirty Shadow Birds (Inanna Publications), is an exploration of the challenges faced by new immigrants and the deep scars left by a legacy of violence.Fleeing the bloodshed ...