January 30, 2018
Interview with a Twist: Talking with Jeffrey Round AND His Fictional Detective, Dan Sharp
Lambda Award–winning author Jeffrey Round has gotten Dan Sharp into trouble again. In The God Game (Dundurn Press), the fifth Dan Sharp novel, gay private investigator and father Dan finds himself ...
January 25, 2018
"The Writer’s Ability to Fully Inhabit Their Characters Makes for a Much Richer Story": Talking with Susan Marshall, author of NemeSIS
Sisters have a special bond - and sometimes a complicated one, especially when you throw some parental turmoil into the mix. When Nadine and Rachel's Dad leaves, and their mom falls apart, the two sisters ...
January 23, 2018
"What Keeps Me Going is the Element of Discovery": Debut Author Djamila Ibrahim on Building Unforgettable Characters
Djamila Ibrahim's Things are Good Now (House of Anansi) is the kind of debut that can't be ignored. A vibrant, gutsy, thoughtful short fiction collection, it was called "an insightful and imaginative ...
November 21, 2017
Geoff Berner on Unforgettable Characters: "My Favourite Characters are the Fabulists"
DD has disappeared. The mysterious, charming, mercurial (and fictional) musician is gone and no one knows where, leaving novelist Geoff Berner to search for her and put together everything he can through ...
September 20, 2017
Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith on his debut novel, Dickens, and feeling awkward
Ron Sexsmith is a household name in Canada for his acclaimed, atmospheric, and beautifully moody music, which has earned him numerous awards including a Juno for Songwriter of the Year.Given Sexsmith's ...
July 28, 2017
August writer-in-residence Naseem Hrab on a Cake that Became a Boy & Her First Picture Book
In Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend (OwlKids), the debut picture book by Naseem Hrab (illustrated by Josh Holinaty), Ira is the new kid in town. When he realizes that could mean a lonely time at ...
June 29, 2017
July 2017 Writer-in-Residence Neal McLeod on the Story Landscape and More
Neal McLeod is one of the busiest writers around, and he has a lot to show for it. An award-winning poet, an acclaimed author of literary theory, an artist, and a prose writer, his newest offering is Neechie ...
June 13, 2017
The In Character interview, with Connie Guzzo-McParland
Connie Guzzo-McParland's The Women of Saturn (Inanna Publications) continues the story of Cathy (formerly Caterina) from Guzzo-McParland's novel The Girls of Piazza d’Amore. Now living in Montreal, ...
May 25, 2017
The In Character interview, with Suzette Mayr
Suzette Mayr's Giller-nominated Monoceros charmed and moved readers across the country upon its publication, so it's no surprise that readers are excited about her new novel, Dr. Edith Vane and the ...
May 23, 2017
The In Character interview, with Terri Favro
Debbie Reynolds Biondi, the protagonist of Terri Favro's Sputnik's Children (ECW Press), is the author of a beloved comic series. But lately, with her fanbase and her own inspiration waning, things ...