October 31, 2018
November writer-in-residence & Double Debut Author Brian Wilkinson on the Books That Shaped Him
Brian Wilkinson decided to start his publishing life with a bang -- this fall, he's got not one, but two books out with Blue Moon Publishers as a double debut: Paramnesia and Battledoors: The Golden ...
October 10, 2018
Lisa Moore on Mavis Gallant, Literary Tropes, and Red Ribbon Sentences
CanLit short story queen, Newfoundland-based author Lisa Moore needs little introduction. Her honours keep stacking up (most recently, Moore scooped her third Giller nomination on this year's longlist, ...
September 11, 2018
Tamara Faith Berger on The Happy Hooker, Judy Blume, & Her Fantasy Pick for Canada Reads
There's nobody quite like Tamara Faith Berger, whose striking, smart, erotic, and memorable writing upends every CanLit stereotype and has won her legions of devoted readers. She returns this fall ...
June 28, 2018
July 2018 WIR Daniel Perry on Favourite Reads & Biggest Literary Influences, from O'Brien to du Maurier
You can almost feel the dusty air of Currie Township in Daniel Perry's stories. The desire to escape the rotting barns and crumbling roadways is palpable, and captured viscerally in the character of ...
June 25, 2018
Eric Schmaltz's Reading Love: His Strangest, Most Comforting, & Most Unsettling Reads
Artist and writer Eric Schmaltz's Surfaces (Invisible Publishing) is a debut collection to remember. The poems are sharp and timely, reflecting Schmaltz's multi-media, cross-platform approach to art. ...
April 17, 2018
Laurel Croza on Tasty Book Snacks, Finding the Romance, & the Book She Holds as a "Model of What a Kid’s Book Can Be"
Laurel Croza has become a beloved name in picture books through I Know Here (illustrated by Matt James), which won the prestigious Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (amongst many other honours), and ...
February 15, 2018
Rachel Lebowitz on Her New Favourite Writer, Wuthering Heights, and the Strangest Book She Ever Read
A year with no summer might sound like a fable dreamt up by C.S. Lewis, but in 1816 it actually happened. The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora in April of 1815 so disrupted the atmosphere that ...
January 24, 2018
Poet & Artist Judy Lowry on Her Reading Life, from Wordsworth Woes to Beat Poet Surprises
Judy Lowry's unforgotten dream (The Brucedale Press) is a poetry collection informed by the stark beauty of Grey County, where Lowry (who is also an artist) lives. The poems range freely, living up to ...
December 14, 2017
Richard Teleky Examines the "Ordinary Paradise" of the Unnoticed Art That Constantly Surrounds Us
Sometimes it is easy to forget we are constantly surrounded by works of art. In postcards and prints, books and movies, home crafts, and songs on the radio, we experience what author Richard Teleky refers ...
December 11, 2017
Getting to know Emily Anglin: Unrequited Teenage Love, the Allure of Gorey Covers, & the Book that Left Her Shaken
Emily Anglin's The Third Person (BookThug) is an electrifying debut. The uncanny short stories follow three characters whose worlds are, as the title suggests, disrupted when the third person arrives. ...