April 30, 2018
June 2018 writer-in-residence Mark Sampson on Indoor Life, the Music in His Head, and Cocktailing
Mark Sampson does it all. From poetry to short stories to humour writing, Sampson's literary chameleon quality has garnered him wide acclaim as a versatile, insightful, wickedly witty writer. Now Mark ...
October 24, 2017
Getting to Know Fantasy Author S.M. Beiko: Cancelling Plans, Smashing the Patriarchy, & Keeping it Weird
Creating an entire mythology from scratch is no small feat. But S.M. Beiko pulls it off with style in her epic fantasy novel Scion of the Fox (ECW Press), the first of a planned trilogy. Set in Winnipeg, ...
October 18, 2017
Artist James Simon Mishibinijima's Visual Storytelling
There are many ways to tell a story. In his moving collection Pictographs (Porcupine's Quill), Ojibway artist James Simon Mishibinijima explores visual narratives, taking stories he heard from generations ...
September 14, 2017
Kevin Hardcastle, author of hotly anticipated novel In the Cage, on mornings, heroes, and Coke Zero
Kevin Hardcastle's Cormac McCarthy-esque brand of rural noir has been making waves in the Canadian literary scene since he first began publishing short stories in journals, earning a Journey Prize nomination ...
August 09, 2017
Glenn Gould biographer Peter Goddard takes our Proust Questionnaire
There are few artists who have remained in the hearts of Canadians quite like Glenn Gould. The virtuoso pianist's recording of Bach's The Goldberg Variations still stands as one of the most influential ...
August 03, 2017
Gillian Best on the Power of the Sea, Glaswegian tap water, & a Postcard from Jonathan Franzen
Gillian Best is making waves with her debut novel (we couldn't resist!).The Last Wave (House of Anansi) is an intergenerational drama set in Dover, spanning the decades from the 1940s to the present ...
July 26, 2017
Getting to know Glorious & Free Authors Kim Bozak & Rita Field-Marsham
Glorious & Free (House of Anansi Press) by Rita Field-Marsham and Kim Bozak examines the impact and inspiration of 33 exceptional Canadians, using their achievements and innovation as a lens to ...
June 05, 2017
The Proust Questionnaire, with Kate Cayley
Kate Cayley slips easily from genre to genre, gathering accolades in poetry, young adult and adult fiction (including scooping a prestigious Trillium Prize for her story collection How You Were Born), ...
April 12, 2017
The Proust Questionnaire, with Claire Kelly
Claire Kelly's debut collection, Maunder contains poems that have been praised for their ability to "swagger, stalk, tiptoe, and promenade inquisitively through time and place" (Michael Prior). These ...
February 02, 2017
The Proust Questionnaire, with Paul Benedetti
To paraphrase Tolstoy, it seems fair to say that each funny family is funny in its own way. The Hamilton Spectator's Paul Benedetti runs with that idea in his hilarious portrait of modern family life, You ...