January 24, 2023
Geoffrey Morrison on the 7 Words That Sparked His Unique and Captivating Debut Novel
In a strangely deserted public park, Hugh Dalgarno is falling apart. Through an entire day and night, his fevered mind will take him, and anyone along for the ride, on a rollicking interior journey, touching ...
January 19, 2023
Antanas Sileika on the Murderous Children's Poet Who Inspired His Captivating New Historical Novel
Antanas Sileika is one of the quiet stars of CanLit, creating memorable, complex, and entralling stories in his five novels and his memoir. The erstwhile director of the Humber School for Writers (prior ...
January 18, 2023
Deborah Hemming Holds a Mirror Up to Wellness Culture in Her Fascinating Sophomore Novel, Goddess
Contemporary wellness, as a lifestyle and an industry, is a fascinating subculture. With fervent defenders, scammers, dubious science, believers, and deniers all swirling together in one strange (and ...
December 20, 2022
Cary Fagan on Learning to Write Freely as His Atmospheric New Novel Unleashes Wild Animals in Unexpected Places
In Cary Fagan's The Animals (Book*hug Press), the facade of Dorn's village is peaceful and perfect, making it a popular, quaint tourist destination. But for Dorn, the cheerful exterior hides torment. ...
December 15, 2022
George Lee on His Guernica Prize Winning Coming of Age Tale, Set Against the Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath
In George Lee's Dancing in the River (Guernica Editions), Little Bright is only a child when China's Cultural Revolution upends his family and his life in a small, riverside town. As it wanes and ...
December 14, 2022
Debut Novelist Liisa Kovala on How the Finnish Concept of Sisu Informed Her Story of War, Family, and Alzheimer’s
Just months before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Soviets invaded Finland in a conflict that came to be known as The Winter War. No one expected the small country to survive the Soviet War ...
December 08, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Booker Winning Translator Anna Moschovakis' Brilliant Near-Future Novel, Participation
Living and connecting online has become a norm for most people, particularly after pandemic restrictions forced much of our work and social lives into the digital realm. In Booker Award-winning translator ...
December 06, 2022
Sarah L. Taggart on the "What If" Question That Inspired Her First Book
In Sarah L. Taggart's stunning debut novel Pacifique (Coach House Books), Tia wakes up with a broken collarbone after a catastrophic bike accident and calls out for Pacifique, the lover she met just ...
December 01, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Patterson House, Jane Cawthorne's Captivating Novel of Early 20th Century Toronto
Jane Cawthorne's Patterson House (Inanna Publications) takes readers back to a Toronto of the early 20th century, a place of rapid change and brutal inequality still reeling from the effects of the First ...
November 30, 2022
Ernie Louttit's Debut Novel Follows an Indigenous WWII Veteran's Battle Against Corruption and Prejudice in Northern Ontario
Elmer Wabason and Gilbert Bertrand share a deep bond when they return to their small northern Ontario town after the brutalities of fighting in the Second World War. They're both trying to rebuild their ...