June 20, 2016
#WritingTips Mondays: Hilary Mantel - "Be Ready for Anything"
Each week we bring you tips from a different writer as part of our #WritingTips Mondays, and as inspiration for the book you're working on, thinking about, or just dreaming of. This week, Booker Prize ...
June 16, 2016
Q&A: Where Life, Art, Childhood, and Nadia Bozak Intersect
Always trust your editor, she reads your words, your inner thoughts – she knows you well. That’s why, when my editor handed me a copy of Nadia Bozak’s newest book, Thirteen Shells, (“I don’t ...
June 15, 2016
The Lucky Seven Interview, with Katja Lee and Lorraine York
Celebrity Culture has always fascinated the general public, and Canadian fan boys and girls are no exception. Whatever your genre or medium, from politics to film, there are always those figures who fascinate.Katja ...
June 09, 2016
A Poet, a Novelist and a Toddler Enter a Room
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be one of those literary power couples, talent just oozing from their pores, words pouring from their pens, seemingly effortlessly? Meaghan Strimas & Nathan ...
June 03, 2016
Debut Poet Liz Howard and American Norman Dubie Awarded the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prizes
Last night in Toronto, American poet Norman Dubie and Canadian — and debut — poet Liz Howard were awarded the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prizes.Dubie won the International Prize for his collection ...
June 02, 2016
On Writing, with Nadia Bozak
Nadia Bozak's gorgeous collection of linked short stories, Thirteen Shells (House of Anansi), is drawing tons of praise, including comparisons to Alice Munro, for its deft rendering of a young girl coming ...
May 31, 2016
Special Feature! Talking About Poetry with the Griffin Prize Finalists
The Griffin Poetry Prize is a career-making honour, and has built itself into one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, honouring the best in both Canadian and international poetry for ...
May 27, 2016
The In Character Interview with Susan Perly
In Susan Perly's Death Valley (Wolsak and Wynn), war photographer Vivienne Pink is tasked with taking pictures of servicemen about to head into active combat. While the men contemplate their uncertain ...
May 12, 2016
At the Desk: Jenna Butler
Many writers wear a lot of hats, between dayjobs, other passions, and family demands. But Jenna Butler has a particularly interesting second identity, and she's brought her other life and her writing ...
April 27, 2016
"Obsession Looks Different on Everyone," an Interview With Emma Healey
Emma Healey is the poetry critic for the Globe and Mail. Her book, Begin With the End in Mind, is a witty collection of prose poetry, a sort of Young Urbanist’s Guide to being Canadian, a 21st century ...