September 15, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Harold R. Johnson's Final Book, The Power of Story
The late Harold R. Johnson was a master storyteller. He published a dozen books prior to his passing in February 2022 and was acclaimed for his fiction, which often drew on elements of his Cree heritage ...
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, ...
August 04, 2022
"All the Good Stuff [is] Inevitable" Ray Robertson on First Sentences, Epigraphs, & Bookstore Love
There have been a lot of unexpected casualties of the pandemic. For Phil Cooper, the protagonist of acclaimed writer Ray Robertson's newest novel Estates Large and Small (Biblioasis), who has battled ...
May 17, 2022
Alex Pugsley on How the Title Story of His Striking New Collection Went from Multiple Rejections to Award-Nominated
Journey Prize winner and filmmaker Alex Pugsley's debut novel, Aubrey McKee was hailed as whip-smart and funny, with comparisons drawn to the likes of Robertson Davies, John Irving, and J. D. Salinger. ...
May 09, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Booker Nominated Irish Icon Patrick McCabe's New Novel in Free Verse, Poguemahone
Booker nominated writer Patrick McCabe is a modern Irish literary treasure, with titles like The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto in his personal library (both of which were adapted into acclaimed ...
February 08, 2022
February is Excerpt Month: Get Your Fill of Free Reads, including Today's Spectacular Passage from Elise Levine's Say This
We love a free peek into a great book, and this month we want to share exactly that reading joy with you, our readers. Thanks to our publishing partners, we'll be presenting excerpts from some of this ...
November 08, 2021
"They Speak for Themselves" Souvankham Thammavongsa on Editing Best Canadian Poetry 2021
Though she's also garnered enormous success for her acclaimed fiction (including last year's Giller Prize winner How to Pronounce Knife), Souvankham Thammavongsa began her career with poetry, with her ...
November 04, 2021
"Who Were We, and Why Did We Live?" Diane Schoemperlen on Editing the 50th Edition of Best Canadian Stories
Diane Schoemperlen knows a thing or two about short fiction. The acclaimed Kingston-based author, who has been honoured with prizes including the prestigious Engel Findley and Matt Cohen Awards from the ...
November 03, 2021
Irish Writer Elaine Feeney on Setting Her Darkly Funny Debut Novel, As You Were, Entirely in a Hospital
In As You Were (Biblioasis), the debut novel from acclaimed Irish poet and playwright Elaine Feeney, Sinead Hynes has a secret that no one can find out. Even when she arrives in hospital, she keeps ...
August 22, 2021
"The Pull of Words Had Become Urgent" Read an Excerpt from Music, Late and Soon, Robyn Sarah's Memoir of Her Two Artistic Passions
An out-of-the-blue phone call changed the artistic landscape of Robyn Sarah's life. A decorated poet with 11 collections released over more than four decades, Sarah is an integral part of the poetry ...