May 04, 2021
Amazon.ca and The Walrus Announce the Amazon First Novel Award Shortlist
It's clear that we're firmly in Spring literary prize season, and there's plenty to celebrate. With the announcement of the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlists, the CBC Short Story Contest winner, and the ...
April 21, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Meghan Bell's Short Stories, Erase and Rewind, An Insightful, Darkly Funny Debut Collection
The young women of Erase and Rewind (Book*hug Press), the debut story collection by Meghan Bell, are funny, flawed, gutsy, and wonderfully compelling to listen to and witness.From the story of a superhero's ...
April 19, 2021
Poetry Month Contest! Win Anansi's Powerhouse Spring List: Mary Germaine, Bardia Sinaee, & Steven Heighton
April is National Poetry Month and thanks to the good folks at House of Anansi Press, we get to offer one lucky reader a prize pack of some of the most exciting new poetry in Canada! Though the pandemic ...
April 14, 2021
Ross Breithaupt on Weaving Together Music, Mourning, and the Gritty Reality of Tree Planting in His Moving First Novel
Anyone who's ever tried their hand at tree-planting in Canada knows it's an intense undertaking. For 20-year old Rory Fleck, the intensity is just what he's looking for—a place to forget himself and ...
March 17, 2021
Read Two Poems from Bardia Sinaee's Anticipated & Powerful Debut Collection, Intruder
It's hard to believe that Bardia Sinaee doesn't already have a full length collection of poetry out. His chapbooks, widespread publication in prestigious journals, inclusion in multiple editions of Best ...
March 10, 2021
A "Book Behind Which No Part of Me Could Hide": Andrea Actis' Poetic Memoir of Grief & Loss is Stunning
Content warning: death in the family, grief. It's an unimaginable scene: returning home one night in 2007, Andrea Actis entered her Vancouver apartment to discover her father, lying dead. The aftermath ...
January 21, 2021
"I Can’t Help but Care, and So I Write and I Speak Up" Elizabeth Allua Vaah on the Power of Titles & Motherhood
In a small village in Ghana, an 18-year old widow makes a vow to change not only her fate but the fates of her children and many women around her. Young Ahu has no choice to remarry, but in every other ...
September 27, 2019
"I See Contemplation, Vision, and Communication as Crucial Forms of Labour" Talking Poetry & Work with Alessandra Naccarato
With wins from the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and CBC Poetry Prize under her belt, Alessandra Naccarato's first full-length collection comes with high expectations. Re-Origin of ...
August 22, 2019
"It is So Special to Carry a Name in My Traditional Language" Getting to Know Fireweed Author Tunchai Redvers
Tunchai Redvers' Fireweed (Kegedonce Press) is an unmissable powerhouse of a debut. A poetry book that is literally dedicated to the Indigenous youth who Redvers works with through her non-profit organization, ...
May 17, 2019
Bindu Suresh on Her Gorgeous Debut Novel, 26 Knots, a Love Letter to Montreal
26 Knots (Invisible Publishing) by Bindu Suresh is one of those debuts that you just can't miss. Full of complicated romantic situations with many more sides than a mere triangle, and set against a backdrop ...