November 29, 2023
Anthropologist David R. Samson Wins $60,000 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
Fresh off awarding more than $300,000 in awards just last week, the Writers' Trust announced today more exciting prize news, with the third annual presentation of the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy.This ...
October 05, 2023
Keith Ross Leckie on Celebrating the Power & Courage of Writers in Exile in The Uncaged Voice
A press and publishing industry free from government censorship is something we hold sacred in Canada and consider inviolable. Yet writers around the world risk persecution, imprisonment, and violence ...
May 30, 2023
Anthony MacMahon & Thomas McKechnie on Harrison Ford, Vomit, and Stolen Moments as Part of Their Playwriting Process
The adage "all you need is love" might be catchy, but it overlooks the reality of life under late stage capitalism for many. Jack and Veronyka start out with an unshakable bond, the two of them against ...
September 13, 2022
Leslie Kern's New Book Challenges Assumptions about Gentrification & Offers Hope in the Face of Rampant Housing Inequality
Gentrification, and the massive housing affordability crisis to which it is related, is an issue plagued with myths and misunderstandings. As we enter an era where housing has become unaffordable for ...
August 25, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Eyes of the Rigel, Booker-Nominated Roy Jacobsen's Haunting Story of a Woman's Postwar Journey
In Europe, the end of the Second World War officially meant peace, but that peace was for many a deeply uneasy one. Collaborators and resistance fighters lived side by side, with communists, refugees, ...
June 29, 2022
"After-the-Fact and Too Late" Kent Roach on Why We Can't Wait to Reform Canadian Policing
With public confidence in police forces eroded by violence and corruption, including cases like the murders of Eric Garner and George Floyd, both Black men murdered by police officers—just two examples ...
April 06, 2022
The Writers' Trust Releases 2022 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Shortlist
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the 2022 shortlist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, named in honour of the Liberal MP who passed away at 50 years old in 1998 after ...
March 21, 2018
On writing politically, or how not to make your fiction sound like a lecture
When I started writing my most recent novel, The Conjoined, I began with the idea of subverting classic crime fiction, something that I thought would be a fun bookish game. What if I could write a literary ...
February 16, 2018
On reading politically, or why the good old days are a flat out lie
It’s a funny time in the world of words. Every morning, when I log into Twitter, people are debating freedom of expression and the politics of how we read. Some of this is just nonsense, really just ...
April 23, 2017
Open History - Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Our Open History series continues with Ottawa and Empire, from Between the Lines.Read on after the following description for a Q & A with the author.Ottawa and Empire (from Between the Lines):In ...