September 22, 2021
"I Learned How to be Human from Writing This Novel" Nic Brewer on Her Unforgettable and Fantastical Debut Novel, Suture
Nic Brewer's hotly anticipated debut novel, Suture (Book*hug Press), asks pointed questions about the cost of art—on artists, on their loved ones, and more—through fantastical storytelling that pushes ...
September 16, 2021
Helen Walsh, Author of Film Festival-Set Mystery Pull Focus, Shares Essential Writing & Publishing Tips & Advice
With TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival) just having started up for last week, it seems like perfect timing for Helen Walsh's Pull Focus (ECW Press), a brainy and dark mystery novel set against ...
September 15, 2021
Aaron Schneider's Debut Story Collection Plays with Genre Constraints & Brings Readers Into the Experiment
Aaron Schneider's debut story collection What We Think We Know (Gordon Hill Press) asks readers to consider the genre through the lens of the title. What do we know about the short story? Schneider plays ...
August 31, 2021
September 2021 Writer-in-Residence Angélique Lalonde Explores "Home" in Her Dazzling Debut Story Collection
Journey Prize winner Angélique Lalonde's short fiction has been praised as evoking the feeling of a "contemporary classic". Her stories, with their humour, wisdom, and insight, showcase a writer who ...
August 11, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Debut Novelist Pamela Korgemagi's The Hunter and the Old Woman, Featuring a Literal Cougar as Its Protagonist
Pamela Korgemagi's debut novel The Hunter and the Old Woman (House of Anansi Press) features a protagonist unlike almost any other. The titular Old Woman is not a woman at all — she's a cougar, living ...
July 27, 2021
A Message of Hope: Silmy Abdullah's Debut Story Collection Spins Beautiful Tales of Migration, Family, & Self
When home is in flux, our sense of who we are can feel unanchored too. Enter writer and lawyer Silmy Abdullah's debut collection of short fiction, Home of the Floating Lily (Dundurn Press), which, ...
July 21, 2021
Aimee Wall's Stunning Debut Novel Follows the Legendary Underground Abortion Network, "Jane"
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Jane was more than a name. It was an organization, an underground, a password. It was the anonymous name for all the women involved in the underground abortion movement, ...
June 08, 2021
"Their Story is Already Complete" Sofi Papamarko on Commitment in Short Fiction and Writing the Outsider
Sofi Papamarko's debut collection of stories, Radium Girl (Wolsak & Wynn), makes it clear she is a writer who does nothing by halves: the stories are big, brave, and refreshing, leaping into perspectives ...
May 28, 2021
Michelle Good Wins Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Her Multi-Award Nominated Debut, Five Little Indians
Michelle Good's Five Little Indians (HarperCollins Canada) was undoubtedly one of the biggest books of 2020, snagging nominations for two of the largest fiction awards in the country: the Scotiabank ...
May 18, 2021
Sink into a Dark, Tense, & Brilliantly Crafted Family Mystery with an Excerpt from The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills
For three decades, Zoe has harboured a secret about her brother. By now, she's almost forgotten, assuming that life has moved on. But when the investigation into the death of her family's erstwhile neighbour, ...