December 06, 2021
December Gratitude: Check Out 5 of Our Favourite Writer-in-Residence Posts from 2021
This month, as the year winds down, we'll be looking back and highlighting some of our favourite pieces from Open Book this year. Our writer-in-residence posts, our author interviews, our book excerpts, ...
November 16, 2020
Contest! Warm Up with a Prize Pack of Spectacular Canadian Fiction from Dundurn
It's grey and chilly and you can't hug your friends. It's definitely not the best of times, but it may be the best time to get lost in a fantastic story and take your mind off it all. We're excited to ...
September 03, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Farzana Doctor's New Novel, Seven
Sharifa, the main character in author Farzana Doctor's new novel, Seven (Dundurn), is getting more than she bargained for when she decides to dig into her family's history.After landing in India alongside ...
August 26, 2020
Dane Swan on Diversity, Good Editing, and His New Anthology
While there is surely a lot of work still to be done, Canadian literature is enjoying a pretty exciting time at the moment. With both large and indie publishers paying greater attention to work by authors ...
August 18, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Kevin Lambert's You Will Love What You Have Killed
In You Will Love What You Have Killed (Biblioasis), the debut novel from Quebec author Kevin Lambert, past wrongs are not forgotten, and life-long debts are paid with blood.In Lambert's fictional rendering ...
August 11, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Jill Martin Bouteillier's New Memoir From Thistles to Cowpies
Author Jill Martin Bouteillier's new memoir/biography From Thistles to Cowpies (Crossfield Publishing) brings to life the experiences of Canada's earliest immigrants, following them on their sometimes-harrowing ...
August 06, 2020
Kids' Club: Colleen Nelson on Her New Dog, Her Favourite Books, and Inter-Generational Connections
Harvey the Westie is back again in author Colleen Nelson's newest book, Harvey Holds His Own (Pajama Press).The furry protagonist of Harvey Comes Home is now working at the Brayside retirement home ...
August 05, 2020
Giller Foundation Donates $25,000 to Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues
The Giller Foundation announced yesterday they will be making donations of $25,000 each to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues, two organizations dedicated to supporting ...
August 04, 2020
My Attraction to Gritty Stories
Not all stories are romantic or are tied up neatly at the end. Sometimes characters do not have a redeeming quality, and sometimes their experiences have made them hard and difficult to “save.” Gritty ...
August 04, 2020
Retreating from writing
Sometimes our stories practically beg to come to life on the page. Yet despite that begging, that longing, that desire to write, stories almost never just 'come to life' as easily as we might have imagined. ...