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Daniel McNeil Examines the Figure of the Black Public Intellectual Through the Lives of Armond White and Paul Gilroy
American film and music critic Armond White and British cultural studies scholar Paul Gilroy are two larger than life figures—widely celebrated but also controversial—in the fields in which they've ...
October 04, 2022
Playwright Natasha Adiyana Morris on The Plays that Shaped Her & Why She Won't Remove Local Culture from Her Work
Playwright Natasha Adiyana Morris' The Negroes Are Congregating (forthcoming from Playwrights Canada Press later this month) became a sensation during its 2020 run at Theatre Passe Muraille. Morris, ...
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 ...
June 08, 2022
"I Recall, Reimagine, Contemplate" The Word on the Street Guest Authors Andrew Faulkner, Michael Fraser, D.A. Lockhart, & Shani Mootoo
The Word on the Street is a literary festival that features over 150 writers and speakers participating in readings, interviews, panels, workshops, book signings, and more. With children's programming, ...
June 06, 2022
"Where It Belongs" The Word on the Street's Rebecca Diem on Community, Homecoming, and What You Can't Miss This Year
An event long treasured by book lovers, publishing professionals, families, and aspiring and emerging writers, The Word on the Street is the anchor event of the Toronto literary calendar, and this year ...
May 27, 2022
Reminders on the Path - Sheniz Janmohamed in Conversation with Natasha Ramoutar
When my first poetry collection Bittersweet was released in 2020, my mentor Sheniz Janmohamed published our conversation about full circles and first books with Open Book.Sheniz has been so instrumental ...
March 21, 2022
"Canadian Stories in Conversation with the Wider World" Publisher Leigh Nash on Taking Up the Iconic Anansi Mantle
House of Anansi Press is, undoubtedly, a main character in the long and fascinating novel that is Canadian literature. Based in Toronto and founded in 1967 by Dennis Lee and Dave Godfrey during a time ...
December 20, 2021
December Gratitude: Check Out 5 of Our Favourite Author Interviews & Excerpts from 2021
For our final instalment of December Gratitude, the series in which we are rounding up of some of our favourite postings from 2021, it's a double-whammy: we're sharing five of our favourite author interviews and five ...
December 14, 2021
"Numbers Stations, 90s Indie Rock, Conspiracy Theories" David Whitton on Turning His "Nerdy Fixations" into a Stunning Debut Novel
In unnamed luxury hotel, seven employees work quietly, unobtrusive amongst the rest of the staff. Nothing could be more ordinary. Except that these seven people aren't ordinary employees at all — they're ...
November 02, 2021
"It Was Time to Say It" The 2021 Weston Prize Finalists on Why and How They Wrote Their Acclaimed Books
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 3, the Writers' Trust Awards will take place via livestream, with six of Canada's biggest and most prestigious literary awards announced. One of the most hotly anticipated ...