January 07, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Lien Chao's Salt in My Life
Chinese-Canadian poet Lien Chao's newest collection, Salt in My Life (Mawenzi House), is a remarkable, multi-sensory journey towards healing and understanding. Using elements of sound, taste, and vision, ...
December 04, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Fred Groves' 'Elect Her: Still Struggling to Be Recognized as Equals'
In his new book, Elect Her: Still Struggling to Be Recognized as Equals (Crossfield Publishing), author and journalist Fred Groves tackles gender disparity in Canadian politics. Highlighting women who ...
November 14, 2019
"The Murmur of an Inner Voice Evokes the Untamed Beauty of a Land to Be Discovered" Read an Excerpt from Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau's Blue Bear Woman
Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau's hauntingly beautiful Blue Bear Woman (Inanna), follows Victoria, a young Cree woman, on a journey ...
October 31, 2019
Meet Chef Shane M. Chartrand & Sample Original, Mouth Watering Recipes from tawaw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine
In Cree, "tawâw" means "Welcome, there is room". Chef Shane M. Chartrand couldn't have chosen a more appropriate title for his show-stoppingly gorgeous new cookbook - not only in the mouth watering ...
October 11, 2019
"Did You Know a Lion’s Heart Never Grows?" Read an Excerpt from Chris Eaton' Musical Novel, Symphony No. 3
19th-Century composer Camille Saint-Saëns was a prodigy who made his concert debut at just ten years old. He's credited with influencing French musicians for decades, including the iconic Maurice Ravel. ...
October 03, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Deborah Ellis' My Story Starts Here, where Young Offenders are Given Space to Speak
For many younger offenders, the first step off the accepted path represents a turning point; a crossroads where their futures hang in the balance. With intersectional pressures often including poverty, ...
September 23, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Pauline Holdstock's Here I Am!, featuring an Unforgettable Six-Year Old Narrator
Giller-nominated novelist Pauline Holdstock returns this fall with her eighth novel, Here I Am! (Biblioasis), the spellbinding story of six-year-old Frankie, who runs away to France to find his father ...
September 18, 2019
"My Belief in Fate and Destiny Got the Best of Me" Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Nur Abdi's The Somali Camel Boy
Nur Abdi's debut novel The Somali Camel Boy (Mawenzi House) follows Ali, a young boy who has lost everything to a violent clan targeting his family. Tough and determined, he walks from his empty home ...
August 07, 2019
Read an Excerpt from K.R. Wilson's Guernica Prize Winning Novel, An Idea About My Dead Uncle
In 2018, Guernica Editions launched the inaugural Guernica Prize, an award for the best unpublished novel manuscript submitted, accepting applications from hopeful authors across the country. The jury ...
July 26, 2019
Excerpt: Read Five Poems from Hugh Thomas' Maze, a Witty and Language-Loving Collection of Mistranslations
Language can be a thorny, disorienting thing at times - a kind of hedge maze of meaning where it's easy, and sometimes even pleasurable, to get lost. This is what drives the poems in Hugh Thomas' new ...