December 18, 2023
Ian Colford on Writing His Third Novel, a Dark Tale of Power and Obsession
Ian Colford's The Confessions of Joseph Blanchard (Guernica Editions) is a novel that looks squarely at our most firmly-held collective taboos. Set in Halifax, the titular Joseph Blanchard is ill and ...
October 13, 2023
"Gay Love is So Punk Rock" David Kingston Yeh on Wrapping Up His Celebrated Toronto Trilogy
The B-Side of Daniel Garneau (Guernica Editions) is the final instalment in David Kingston Yeh's iconic trilogy exploring queer love in Toronto, which started with A Boy at the Edge of the World (2018) ...
April 26, 2023
Read an Excerpt from Rocco de Giacomo's Casting Out, a Poetic Memoir of Leaving Evangelical Life
Rocco de Giacomo's childhood was filled with TV faith healers, tense and frequent predictions of the rapture, and the dramatic and sometimes problematic practices of the extreme Pentecostal religious ...
April 21, 2023
Read an Excerpt from Gregory Koop's The Donkey Cutter, a Gritty, Moving Tale of Early 20th Century Canada
In Gregory Koop's The Donkey Cutter (Guernica Editions), Mareika Doerksen and her distant father are Mennonite in name only. Both mourning the loss of Mareika's mother, they bide their time until Mareika ...
March 13, 2023
“Guernica Stands With You" Anna Van Valkenburg on Guernica/PEN International's New Residency for Writers at Risk
In early 2023, Guernica Editions, together with PEN International, launched The Guernica/PEN International Writers' Residency, a unique virtual residency aimed at supporting writers in exile, refugee ...
February 27, 2023
Stuart Ross Creates a Place for a Weirder, Wilder, More Innovative CanLit with 1366 Books
The rules for what a novel or short story can—or must—be have been in flux since the forms first began. And yet, truly out-of-the-box fiction and successful formal experimentation is hard to find. ...
December 15, 2022
George Lee on His Guernica Prize Winning Coming of Age Tale, Set Against the Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath
In George Lee's Dancing in the River (Guernica Editions), Little Bright is only a child when China's Cultural Revolution upends his family and his life in a small, riverside town. As it wanes and ...
September 26, 2022
“I Choose My Country Over My Personal Needs" Feature Interview with Acclaimed Ukrainian Novelist Ivan Baidak
In just his early thirties, Ivan Baidak has already established himself as a literary superstar in Ukraine, with his novels and short stories winning critical acclaim while at the same time topping bestseller ...
July 05, 2022
Liana Cusmano on Welcoming Readers to See Themselves in Catch and Release, Their Debut Novel
There is a quote attributed to Aristotle which says that "knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom". This idea—that self-knowledge opens us up to discover and understand more—is elegantly illustrated ...
June 23, 2022
Cut Road Author Brent van Staalduinen on the Books That Became His "Masterclasses" in Writing
Hamilton author and writing coach Brent van Staalduinen has a long list of honours for his writing, with three novels under his belt and more than a decade of publishing short fiction in some of the ...