March 15, 2022
Why Canada Reads Needs Unhappy Narratives
Each year on Canada Reads, five books of fiction and nonfiction are chosen by Canadian celebrities who advocate for their book of choice as one that “all of Canada should read.” One book is voted ...
March 09, 2022
House of Anansi Press Announces Leigh Nash as New Publisher
House of Anansi Press, one of the country's most decorated independent publishers and a major element of the Canadian literary scene both historically and currently, has announced that a new publisher ...
February 10, 2022
Excerpt Month: Witty, Tough, Flirty, and Wise - Don't Miss a Glimpse of Leon Rooke's Rank Songbirds
As we continue with our February spotlight on excerpts, we would be remiss if we forgot our poetry lovers. Today's excerpt, from CanLit icon Leon Rooke's Rank Songbirds (Porcupine's Quill), will give ...
January 12, 2022
Acclaimed Poet D.A. Lockhart on Taxidermied Iguanas, Poetry "Shipbreakers", and the Importance of Endings
Poet D.A. Lockhart brings an energy, wisdom, and urgency to his writing as he shares meditations on and explorations of Indigenous identity and history. That energy clearly extends to his work ethic; ...
October 28, 2021
Annick Press Options Iconic Munsch Picture Book The Paperbag Princess for Film
You'd be hard pressed to find a book lover between four and 40 who doesn't know The Paper Bag Princess. One of the most beloved of legendary children's author Robert Munsch's oeuvre, the book tells ...
October 19, 2021
"A Distinctive Voice" Editor Russell Smith on Dundurn Press's New Rare Machines Imprint
Dundurn Press has been a mainstay of the Canadian publishing landscape for almost fifty years, founded in the 1972 by Kirk Howard, who went on to serve as the press's longtime publisher as Dundurn expanded ...
February 22, 2021
"We’re Opening Ourselves Up to the Community" Dundurn Press Reveals New Logo & A New Mandate
Toronto based independent publisher Dundurn Press has a long and storied history, having published Canadian stories for 49 years, and their logo, inspired by Dundurn Castle, a historic mansion in Hamilton, ...
April 28, 2020
Literature in Isolation
“When this is over, remember how important books and movies and television and music and public radio were to your experience and your ability to get through a really hard time.”—Elisabeth de Mariaffi In ...
November 20, 2019
3 Practices the Literary Scene Could Learn from Spoken Word Artists
When I was curating So Fresh: A Scarborough Reading, I desperately wanted to bring together two worlds that I deeply loved. First were the authors that I knew from the literary community. Authors like ...
September 04, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces Journey Prize Finalists
There's something so deeply Canadian about the short story as a form - maybe it's the fact that our first lady of letters, Alice Munro, famously excels at it or simply that its capacity for experimentation, ...