November 20, 2023
Getting to Know Marion Agnew, Author of the Witty & Poignant New Novel Making Up the Gods
Simone, a widow, lives a quiet life in her cottage by a lake – until one day, when a man named Martin shows up on her doorstep, claiming to be a cousin. He is potentially Simone's only living relative, ...
November 16, 2023
Michael V. Smith on the Unexpected Journey of His Spectacular Seventh Book, Queers Like Me
Michael V. Smith's seventh book, the poetry collection Queers Like Me (Book*hug Press) was a surprise to him – it wasn't a book he expected to or even set out to write, but it's a gift to readers: ...
November 14, 2023
30th Annual Scotiabank Giller Prize Awarded to Sarah Bernstein
Last night at a gala event in Toronto, Sarah Bernstein, a Montreal-born writer now based in Scotland, was named the winner of the 30th annual Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Study for Obedience ...
November 10, 2023
Excerpt: Joe Pete, the Final Book from Ian McCulloch, a Staple of the Northern Writing Community
The star of Ian McCulloch's final novel, Joe Pete (Latitude 46 Publishing) is Alison, an eleven-year-old girl better known as the titular Joe Pete. Devastated by the death of her father Sandy, a descendant ...
November 08, 2023
2023 Governor General's Literary Awards Announced with Big Wins for House of Anansi Press
Today the Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners of the 2023 Governor General's Literary Awards in both English and French. Whittled down from the shortlist, which included five books nominated ...
November 07, 2023
Read an Excerpt from The Bliss House, Jim Bartley's Atmospheric Dive into a Strange 1960s Family
Far from town, on a run-down farm, the Bliss family has kept to themselves for nearly 100 years. But something has changed and people are whispering about the strange happenings out at the Bliss place, ...
November 01, 2023
Cara-Lyn Morgan Navigates the Trauma of Abuse While Building a Better Future for Her Child in Her Fiery New Collection
When Cara-Lyn Morgan courageously disclosed generations of abuse that had been hidden and sheltered in her family, she found herself estranged from people who should have protected her. It wasn't until ...
October 31, 2023
Get in the Halloween Spirit with an Excerpt from David Neil Lee's Lovecraftian Homage, The Great Outer Dark
After a long voyage through the galaxy, one will certainly be missing the comforts of home. But when Nate Silva, after the adventures of David Neil Lee's The Midnight Games and The Medusa Deep, returns ...
October 31, 2023
Friday Night Fright Club
I didn’t vote for this. Remote viewing a friend’s funeral was not how I expected two years of reading Goosebumps live on the internet to end, but sitting next to my partner Emma in my office and staring ...
October 29, 2023
Reading the Veil
When it’s going well, writing feels like magic. You sit in front of a blank page, and against all expectation, open a portal to new people, scenarios, settings, and ideas. Through some synthesis of ...