January 25, 2023
Read an Excerpt from Film Critic Thom Ernst's Spellbinding & Heartbreaking Memoir of His Childhood
Thom Ernst, known for his role hosting TVO's beloved Saturday Night at the Movies for nearly 10 years, has carved a space for himself as a respected film critic and thinker. But long before he was ...
January 10, 2023
Read an Excerpt from Chelsea Wakelyn's Darkly Funny, Deeply Moving Story of Grief, What Remains of Elsie Jane
Grief comes with a lot of "supposed to" attached to it. You're not supposed to be a mess. You're not supposed to ever laugh. And you're definitely not supposed to solicit a space-time wizard on Craigslist ...
November 23, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Possessed, Jowita Bydlowska's Gothic and Haunting Novel Exploring the Depths of Desire
It's impossible to think of anything else, impossible to focus, and all your friends are sick of hearing about it. Anyone who's ever found themselves in the throes of a romantic obsession knows the broken ...
September 22, 2022
"Not Only Landmarks, But Vibration" Tanya Turton on Her Love Letter to Her Toronto Neighbourhood and Black Queer Womanhood
To lose a sibling as a young adult is a brutal experience. For Jade Brown, the protagonist of debut novelist Tanya Turton's Jade is a Twisted Green (Rare Machines/Dundurn Press), the tragedy is made ...
July 19, 2022
Getting to Know Sara Flemington, Author of the Surprising and Brilliant Debut Novel Egg Island
Most kids had a daydream at some point about heading out on their own, finding a new and better home, preferably with a cool friend along for the adventure. But for Julia, the wary teenage lead in debut ...
June 15, 2022
For Father's Day, Read an Excerpt from Dad Bod: Portraits of Pop Culture Papas by Cian Cruise
From Mommy Dearest and Psycho to Sally Field's saintly mother in Forrest Gump and Terminator's Sarah Connor, moms and their impact hold a lot of storytelling significance in our culture. But what ...
April 06, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Jennifer Dance's Gone But Still Here, a Story of Loss, Memory, & Family
Writer Jennifer Dance has worked in anti-racism activism and awareness through her fiction and theatre work for decades. Her newest book explores an interracial relationship through a new lens, and one ...
February 03, 2022
Robert Earl Stewart on the Power of Nonfiction to Turn Our Most Broken Parts into Connection and Comfort
Blaise Pascal once wrote that humans were born with an "infinite abyss" that can only be filled by "God himself", originating a theory that spawned the idea of "a God-shaped hole" in the human psyche. With ...
January 31, 2022
Meet Our February Writer in Residence, Sifton Tracey Anipare, Author of Yume, Her Knockout Debut Fantasy Novel
Yume (Rare Machines/Dundurn Press), the debut novel from Sifton Tracey Anipare, follows Cybelle, a young woman teaching in a Japanese city. Her love for her adopted culture is apparent, motivating her ...
January 25, 2022
"Love Rang Through Me Like a Bell" Read an Excerpt from Victoria Hetherington's Dystopian Triumph, Autonomy
In Victoria Hetherington's Autonomy (Dundurn, a Rare Machines Book), we meet Julian, who was born in a lab. His closest friend is Slaton, a therapist who's been accused of a crime in the post-privacy, ...