November 22, 2018
Getting to Know Acclaimed Poet & Novelist Katherena Vermette, Author of the New Collection river woman
A new book from Métis poet and novelist Katherena Vermette is a big event – both her poetry and her prose have resonated deeply with readers and critics alike (earning her numerous honours including ...
August 23, 2018
"I am Story": Getting to know GG Nominee Harold R. Johnson, Author of a Stunning, Genre-Defying New Memoir
Governor General’s Literary Award nominee Harold R. Johnson's newest book combines his expertise in fiction and non-fiction, in a genre-blending work that is being hailed as the crown jewel of an already ...
August 15, 2018
Art After Money, Money After Art author Max Haiven on a Post-Work Society, Tea Sandwichs, & Sh*t Disturbing
Making art is work, but within our capitalist system, the relationship between money and art is anything but straight forward (cue all those corporate clients looking to pay for your art in "experience" ...
August 09, 2018
Claudia Dey's Triumphant Return to the Novel with Heartbreaker
Claudia Dey's Stunt was an innovative, genre-pushing, wonderfully strange gem of a novel. After a few years spent on other endeavours, including acclaimed non-fiction, playwriting, and her successful ...
July 25, 2018
Get to Know Children's Literature Star Tim Wynne-Jones on Food, Happiness, & Favourites
Tim Wynne-Jones is the author of more than 30 beloved books for young readers, from picture books to YA adventures. His latest is The Ruinous Sweep (Candlewick Press), a young adult story that opens ...
April 30, 2018
May 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 ...