January 20, 2022
"Are You Sick or Not?" Read an Excerpt from Shayne McGreal's Tense and Honest Debut, Anthony: A Composite Novel
Shayne McGreal's debut novel, Anthony: A Composite Novel (Guernica Editions) takes readers deep into the experience of the titular character and all his complications, weaving in and out of the various ...
January 18, 2022
K.R. Wilson on His Daring New Novel that Follows One Memorable Character from the Fall of Rome to Contemporary Toronto
Guernica Literary Prize winner K.R. Wilson's sophomore novel Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millenia (Guernica Editions) is as ambitious as it is memorable, following the titular hero through centuries ...
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 16, 2021
Novelist Barbara Langhorst on Why Her Toughest Character to Write Became Her Favourite
Barbara Langhorst's The Winter-Blooming Tree (Palimpsest Press) takes readers deep into a seemingly ordinary family to showcase unforgettable characters.Ursula Koehl-Niederhauser is a teacher whose ...
November 09, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Møna Hovring's Because Venus Crossed an Alpine Violet on the Day that I Was Born
The spectacularly titled Because Venus Crossed an Alpine Violet on the Day that I Was Born (Book*hug Press) by Møna Hovring was a runaway hit in Norway, where it scooped major prizes including the ...
November 09, 2021
Omar El Akkad Wins $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Sophomore Novel
Last night, at one of the first in-person literary events since the beginning of the pandemic, novelist Omar El Akkad was announced as the winner of the $100,000 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. El Akkad, ...
November 03, 2021
Irish Writer Elaine Feeney on Setting Her Darkly Funny Debut Novel, As You Were, Entirely in a Hospital
In As You Were (Biblioasis), the debut novel from acclaimed Irish poet and playwright Elaine Feeney, Sinead Hynes has a secret that no one can find out. Even when she arrives in hospital, she keeps ...
October 28, 2021
November 2021 Writer in Residence Lindsay Zier-Vogel Creates an Unforgettable Debut Inspired by the Story of Amelia Earhart
Famous for both courageously breaking barriers for women and her unsolved and mysterious-to-this-day disappearance, there is much about Amelia Earhart to capture the imagination. But for Grace Porter, ...
October 20, 2021
Harold R. Johnson on Blending Swedish and Cree Influences in His Innovative New Fantasy Adventure
Armed aliens searching for heaven; mysterious storytellers; otherworldly medicine women and sacred trees; and, of course, dragons. It sounds like a list that could never be contained in a single book, ...
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 ...