August 18, 2022
Neil Besner on Memory, Márquez, and His Family Story That Was 50 Years in the Making
Family is not only constructed by how we experience it, but by how we remember it. For Neil Besner, over fifty years of remembering and thinking about his unusual upbringing led to a memoir that spans ...
July 28, 2022
"We Make Our Own Meaning" Gurjinder Basran on Her Novel of Loss, Community, and Navigating the Unknown
A brief video nearly tears a small community outside Vancouver apart in award-winning author Gurjinder Basran's new novel, Help! I'm Alive (ECW Press). After footage of teenager Jay's death is posted ...
June 01, 2022
Excerpt: Merilyn Simonds Explores the Spectacular Life of Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, a Woman Ahead of Her Time, in a Meditative New Biography
There are some lives that are so fantastical, so packed with passion and strange turns and reinventions, that they are hard to summarize. Such is the life of Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, a Swedish aristocrat ...
March 10, 2022
"Any Good Writing Involves Risk" Stuart Ross on Writing The Reality of Grief & Loss in His Striking New Memoir
One of CanLit's longest serving, most prolific, and most beloved poets, Stuart Ross has also published award winning fiction and creative nonfiction and served as a mainstay of the small press community ...
February 15, 2022
Excerpt Month: Battle the Darkness with Maude Barlow's Still Hopeful, a Memoir of Activism & Inspiration
If asked to find a word to describe our current point in history, few would immediately land on "hopeful". But for Maude Barlow, former senior water advisor to the UN General Assembly, lifelong activist, ...
February 14, 2022
Contest: For Valentine's, Find Your Passion - Win Inspiring Books About What People Love Most From ECW
Today is Valentine's Day, the day of red hearts, chocolates, and roses. But if we're celebrating love, we want to celebrate all kinds of love, including the passion we can feel for a cause, a hobby, or ...
October 12, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Lesley Krueger's New Novel of Love & Time Travel, Time Squared
When you fall in love, it can almost feel like you've somehow known the person forever. But for Robin and Eleanor in Lesley Krueger's Time Squared (ECW Press), that's more than just a feeling or a ...
September 29, 2021
Helen Humphreys' Field Study Digs Through History Via the Connection Between People and Plants
Whether you've got a home filled with flourishing plant babies or a few bits of dried wheat in a jar, it's hard to deny the power of plants have to effect our mood and surroundings. Field Study: Meditations ...
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 ...
August 12, 2021
ECW Creates New Speculative Novel Contest, with a Book Contract for the Winner
Speculative fiction writers, take note: ECW Press is doing something unique and interesting in the form of a new contest, called the ECW Press Best New Speculative Novel Contest, and the prize is a biggie: ...