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Lily Wang Brings the Reader Into the Dream in Silver Repetition
The fact the author Lily Wang studied repetition theory in university will not be lost of readers of their new novel, a unique and mesmerizing work where memory and dream, loss and return, and the trappings ...
one day ago
On Writing the Same Book Over and Over
In a 2015 webchat on The Guardian’s site, Kazuo Ishiguro was asked about his varied subject matter. He replied:“My subject matter doesn't vary so much from book to book. Just the surface does. The ...
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Playwright Jeff D'Hondt On Facing the Truth About a Life Quietly Falling Apart, and Learning How to Heal
After being revived from a coma, Megan lives with traumatic injuries that spur her on to violence. Her physician seeks outside help, finding an Indigenous clinician to treat Megan and to seek innovative ...
February 20, 2024
Make-believe and Melodrama Create Comedy in the New Picture Book, The Only Lonely Fairy
Make-believe and melodrama collide to create a heartfelt comedy in The Only Lonely Fairy (Pajama Press), the new picture book by Lana Button, illustrated by Peggy Collins. A story about emotional ...
February 16, 2024
Robert Colman Explores the Loss of Memory and Self in a Profound, Personal Poetry Collection
How do we redefine the self when memory begins to deteriorate? This is the central question at the heart of Robert Colman's new poetry collection, Ghost Work (Palimpsest Press).In this profound and ...
February 13, 2024
"How Much is the Mall to Blame?" Kate Black Makes Sense of Shopping Malls in her New Nonfiction Book
Kate Black grew up in West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in North America, and an object of particular local bemusement, curiosity, disdain, and joy in the city of Edmonton. As someone ...
February 08, 2024
Read an Excerpt from Precedented Parroting by Acclaimed Poet Barbara Tran
Pushcart Prize winner Barbara Tran has seen her poetry published in some of the most formidable literary journals in the world, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares, and we're ...
February 07, 2024
Immerse Yourself in an Excerpt from Who We Are In Real Life, New YA from Victoria Koops
YA fans will be taken by Who We Are in Real Life (Groundwood Books), the new novel by Victoria Koops. It's a story of role playing games, romance, and epic adventures that take place in-game and IRL. Darcy ...
February 06, 2024
Read an Excerpt from Pale Shadows by Dominique Fortier, Translated by Rhonda Mullins
What is the purpose of stories if they languish in the shadows? If they are written down only to wait by on paper in a drawer in the hope that someone, anyone, will pull them out and share them with the ...
February 02, 2024
Facing (the Failure of) an Empty Event
There’s a particular kind of feeling to describe preparing and planning for a literary event, only to show up and find the room empty, or nearly empty. You keep looking at the door hoping the passers-by ...