May 03, 2022
Both Art and Relationships are "Liminal, Ever Evolving, & Expose Our Vulnerabilities": Melanie Mitzner on Her 90s-Set Debut Novel
The 90s may (somehow) be thirty years ago now, but in Melanie Mitzner's Slow Reveal (Inanna Publications), where are whisked back to the final decade of the 20th century for an intense family portrait ...
June 21, 2017
Melanie Mah and Meaghan Strimas Win the 2017 Trillium Book Awards!
Last night in Toronto, debut novelist Melanie Mah won the 2017 Trillium Book Award for The Sweetest One (Cormorant Books). The award, presented by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, honours the ...
January 04, 2021
Start Your Year with Melanie Raabe's Smart & Irresistibly Creepy Thriller, The Shadow
In The Shadow (House of Anansi Press) by Melanie Raabe (translated by Imogen Taylor), a woman is walking to work when she is approached by a stranger and told that she will murder a man named Arthur ...
March 25, 2019
How to Secure a Literary Agent
With spring just around the corner (we hope), there’s a renewed sense of optimism in the air. Writers are slowly emerging from the depths of their hobbit holes, and some have manuscripts ready to be ...
December 22, 2022
Canadian Writers and Publishers Share Their Literary Resolutions for 2023
We all know what a New Year's resolution is, but what about a literary resolution? We asked writers and publishers across the country to share their hopes and aspirations for 2023 in the realm of reading ...
May 10, 2022
"No Novel is Perfect" Anita Anand on Learning & Loving the Novel Form
In Anita Anand's A Convergence of Solitudes, the experience of separation, partition, and the longing that divisions can create spirals through multiple generations of a single family and the people ...
June 21, 2018
Geting to Know Author Claire Tacon: Activism, Guelph Love, and a Badass Grandma
Williams Syndrome is a complicated and little-known condition with symptoms including difficulties with visual and spatial tasks, outgoing, empathetic personalities, and numerous health concerns including ...
June 21, 2018
Announcing the 2018 Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Winners, Selected by Student Jurors
The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards are unique in Canada, presenting two $6,000 awards to authors chosen not by a jury of peers by but the young readers their work was created for. This ...
October 24, 2019
"If Anything Can Repair Our World, it is Stories" 2019 Vine Awards Honour Canadian Jewish Authors & Storytelling
Yesterday at a luncheon at Toronto's Windsor Arms Hotel, five authors were presented with the 2019 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. The awards celebrate both Jewish writers in Canada and non-Jewish ...
September 14, 2017
Contest! Win Great Kids' Books from The Word on the Street!
The books you love as a kid will always stay with you. So if you have a young reader in your life (or if you just happen to be young at heart yourself!), you don't want to miss our newest book giveaway ...