September 02, 2021
Reintroducing Poplar Press!
Here's some exciting news from OBPO member, Wolsak and Wynn, as they open up a new imprint for the press. The details are below, in their official release:Wolsak and Wynn is happy to announce that long-time ...
September 01, 2021
Acclaimed Novelist Michelle Berry on an Inspiring Butter Dish, Playing Favourites, and Borrowing a Title from Auden
For those alive at the time, 9/11 became a line in the sand; there was before, and there was after. No one knew when they woke up September 11, 2001 that the world was going to change. That includes the ...
June 15, 2021
Rahela Nayebzadah, Author of the Powerful New Novel Monster Child, on Being Nicknamed "Revenge", Dream Trips, & Spike Lee
Rahela Nayebzadah's darkly magical new novel, Monster Child (Wolsak & Wynn), mixes the fantastical with the grimly real as siblings Beh, Shabnam, and Alif navigate a new world together. The children ...
June 08, 2021
"Their Story is Already Complete" Sofi Papamarko on Commitment in Short Fiction and Writing the Outsider
Sofi Papamarko's debut collection of stories, Radium Girl (Wolsak & Wynn), makes it clear she is a writer who does nothing by halves: the stories are big, brave, and refreshing, leaping into perspectives ...
April 15, 2021
"I Continued To Write It Anyway" Jen Sookfong Lee Shares Her Best Advice, Memories, & Tips from Her Iconic Writing and Publishing Journey
Jen Sookfong Lee has been leaving readers awed and moved for years with her powerful and award-nominated novels, nonfiction, and children's books. She also knows a thing or two about publishing, working ...
February 25, 2021
"A Sustained Think... on Trauma" March 2021 Writer in Residence Anne Stone on Writing a Pandemic Novel Before COVID
Sometimes an author's imagination dovetails so perfectly, and unexpectedly, with the outside world that the prescience seems almost chilling. Such is the case with Girl Minus X (Wolsak & Wynn) by Anne ...
January 20, 2021
Denise Davy's Her Name Was Margaret is a Heartbreaking and Unflinching Examination of Mental Health & Homelessness
Award-winning journalist Denise Davy was no stranger to investigating tough stories. But when she met Margaret Jacobson, the girl's heartbreaking story stood out to Davy. Once a happy and healthy young ...
December 14, 2020
Contest: Reconnect with the Land with Inspiring Nonfiction from Wolsak & Wynn
It's all too easy to take the land we live on for granted, to forget how much it gives us, and who has lived on it and taken care of it. But as we hunker down for winter, and the land enters its chilly ...
December 10, 2020
Bee Whisperer Jenna Butler Talks from Her Off the Grid Alberta Farm about Climate, Storytelling, & Healing
In recent years, we've learned to look to the bees as a metric of our world's failing health, and the results haven't been heartening. But there are those who are doing the work to support these essential ...
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 ...