February 09, 2022
Excerpt Month: Peek into a Dark Near Future with Thomas Harding's Future History 2050
It's a normal day in a quiet converted factory in 2020, where the researcher sifts through boxes of documents. What he finds is anything but normal though: a handwritten 30-year history recorded by an ...
February 07, 2022
Win a Must Read Young Adult Prize Pack from Groundwood Books
The books we read as young people tend to stay with us, residing deep in our bones as we grow and change as readers and people. But the magic of young adult novels is that we can keep reading them long ...
January 25, 2022
"Love Rang Through Me Like a Bell" Read an Excerpt from Victoria Hetherington's Dystopian Triumph, Autonomy
In Victoria Hetherington's Autonomy (Dundurn, a Rare Machines Book), we meet Julian, who was born in a lab. His closest friend is Slaton, a therapist who's been accused of a crime in the post-privacy, ...
August 12, 2021
Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves Hits Another Massive Milestone
To say that Cherie Dimaline's debut young adult novel, The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat), was a smash success upon its publication in 2017 is an understatement: the beloved novel swept awards in Canada ...
February 25, 2021
"A Sustained Think... on Trauma" March 2021 Writer in Residence Anne Stone on Writing a Pandemic Novel Before COVID
Sometimes an author's imagination dovetails so perfectly, and unexpectedly, with the outside world that the prescience seems almost chilling. Such is the case with Girl Minus X (Wolsak & Wynn) by Anne ...
November 11, 2020
Read an Excerpt from the Final Instalment of Brit Griffin's Climate Dystopia, The Winter Men III
Brit Griffin's The Wintermen series is a timely and chilling look at a world that could easily be our own in a not too distant future - ravaged by climate catastrophe and divided socially. In the final ...