April 27, 2016
"Obsession Looks Different on Everyone," an Interview With Emma Healey
Emma Healey is the poetry critic for the Globe and Mail. Her book, Begin With the End in Mind, is a witty collection of prose poetry, a sort of Young Urbanist’s Guide to being Canadian, a 21st century ...
February 02, 2016
Poets in Profile: Majlinda Bashllari
Majlinda Bashllari published her first poetry collection in Albania in 2007. Less than ten years later the Toronto-based poet has released her first English language collection, Love is a very long word ...
February 05, 2013
I Have No Idea What I'm Doing
As someone who spends a good part of their life and career on the internet, I have a sneering, love-hate relationship with memes. Many of them are misused and go off the rails, but a good one can be golden. ...
November 21, 2012
The Dirty Dozen, with Safia Fazlul
The Harem (TSAR Publications) is Safia Fazlul's literary debut. The book tells the story of Farina, a young woman who, in her desperation to escape her strict household, finds herself caught up in a confusing ...
November 22, 2011
The Proust Questionnaire, with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, also known as the Yarn Harlot, is the author of All Wound Up (Simon & Schuster Canada). Her hugely popular knitting blog receives more than 40,000 visitors per month.In her ...
December 20, 2010
Hermaphroditism and Literature
Kathleen Winter’s sumptuous, Giller-nominated Annabel, from House of Anansi, tackles the theme of hermaphroditism with gusto. Based on a true story, her book focuses on a child born in late-1960s Labrador, ...
December 08, 2010
The Proust Questionnaire, with Brooke Ford
Brooke Ford lives in Toronto, Ontario, and is currently a Ph.D. student at Ryerson University. She has been published in Canada, including in Open Book: Toronto and The Globe and Mail. She is part of ...
February 19, 2010
"A movie Began to Play Out in My Mind’s Eye": Kathleen Grissom on Her Novel, The Kitchen House
Kathleen Grissom talks about reading, writing, the inspiration for her first novel, The Kitchen House (Simon & Schuster), and the research she did while writing her book.Q:How did you come to write ...
October 07, 2009
Ten Questions with Trilby Kent
Trilby Kent has written for the Canadian national press and publications in Europe and America; her short stories have appeared in such magazines as Mslexia and The African American Review. She now lives ...