May 17, 2017
The In Character Interview, with Heather Camlot
When Jackie Robinson joined the Montreal Royals in 1946 (a year before his historic debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers), it seemed the world was changing. And that sense of change and possibility is the ...
May 10, 2017
The In Character Interview, with Margaret Gracie
Margaret Gracie's Plastic (Porcupine's Quill) dives into the dark side of the American dream. Following a former Miss America whose quest to "have it all" becomes a twisted obsession, the connected stories ...
May 04, 2017
The In Character Interview, with Elise Levine
More than 20 years ago, Elise Levine's Driving Men Mad exploded onto the literary scene, endearing Levine to readers and critics alike. She returned with a highly acclaimed novel, Requests and Dedications, ...
April 28, 2017
The In Character Interview, with our May writer-in-residence, Jowita Bydlowska!
Jowita Bydlowska first connected with readers through her raw and vulnerable memoir, Drunk Mom. She's now turned her attention to fiction, with the publication of Guy, maintaining her trademark unflinching ...
April 18, 2017
The In Character Interview, with Leslie Shimotakahara
Leslie Shimotakahara's After the Bloom (Dundurn Press) has been praised as "personal and entrancing, unflinchingly shining a light on [a] difficult part of history" and "a sweeping page turner". The ...
January 04, 2017
The In Character Interview, with Paul Carlucci
The characters in Paul Carlucci's A Plea for Constant Motion (House of Anansi Press) are not necessarily people you'd want to befriend, but they are not people you'll ever forget. From the damaged to ...
December 15, 2016
The In Character Interview, with Philippa Dowding
Philippa Dowding's wildly creative, wonderfully strange stories are the kind of books that turn young readers into book lovers. With pages full of lovable misfits and regular kids caught up in otherworldly ...
November 24, 2016
The In Character interview, with Heather Tucker
Heather Tucker's debut novel The Clay Girl (ECW Press) marks the arrival of a writer who will make you impatient for the next book. Confident, lyrical, tough, and populated by unforgettable characters, The ...
November 17, 2016
The In Character interview with John Jantunen
Guelph-based author John Jantunen's A Desolate Splendor (ECW Press) is an end-of-the-world tale told in multiple voices. Hidden in the wild outskirts of a world forced back into a pre-technology existence, ...
October 11, 2016
The In Character Interview, with Monica Arnaldo
Worry worms its way in with all of us at times, but what if our worries become a little bit over the top? This is the problem Margo encounters in Monica Arnaldo's sweetly funny Margo Thinks Twice (Owl ...