June 18, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Sportscaster Bruce Buchanan's Memoir, A Perfect Pick for Hockey Fans
Growing up in the Prairies, Bruce Buchanan was far from alone in his passion for sports of all kinds. But for all the Canadian kids who love their teams, not many go to make a job of it. Bruce, who ...
June 05, 2019
Cheryl Thompson on the Complicated History of the Black Beauty Industry in Canada
The politics of Black hair can be deeply complex, and the industry surrounding Black beauty intersects with the cultural and personal experiencing of Black people, especially women. From the struggles ...
June 03, 2019
Contest! Win Essential Contemporary Nonfiction from Coach House's Exploded Views Series
Coach House Books, one of the oldest and most influential independent publishers in Canada, started their Exploded Views nonfiction series several years ago to "offer surprising perspectives on the most ...
May 07, 2019
"Something Intimate, Honest, and Very Politically Feminist" Alexandra Kimball on Exploring Feminism's Failures with Infertility
A lifelong feminist, journalist Alexandra Kimball found herself shocked by how isolated her struggles with infertility left her. In a movement that is meant to support all women, she found herself, ...
April 16, 2019
Kate Harris Picks Jessica J. Lee for 2019 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award
2019 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award winner Jessica J. LeeNow in its sixth year, The Charles Taylor Foundation's Emerging Writer Award (sponsored by RBC Wealth Management) is a unique program aimed ...
April 09, 2019
Contest! Win a Prize Pack of Feminist Nonfiction from Wilfrid Laurier University Press!
Want to inject some feminism into your personal library? Wilfrid Laurier University Press is offering one lucky winner the chance to nab some great, intersectional feminist texts! WLU Feminist Nonfiction ...
April 03, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Amanda Munday's Silence-Breaking Day Nine: A Postpatrum Depression Memoir
While awareness and understanding of postpatrum depression has been increasing in recent years, there is still a disturbing lack of support and solutions available to those who experience it. Amanda ...
March 19, 2019
Joel Adam Struthers' Memoir Offers a Fascinating, Myth-Busting Account of the French Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion, a branch of the French army, is one of the most famous military organizations in the world. Joel Adam Struthers tells his story of six years as a legionnaire (and more specifically ...
March 06, 2019
Poem-phobia? Read an Excerpt from Adam Sol's How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry
More than any other genre, poetry seems to inspire anxiety in readers about exactly how we should be reading. But maybe it's not as scary as it feels - maybe all it takes to read and love poetry is ...
March 04, 2019
Kate Harris wins $30,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road
This afternoon, Kate Harris spoke about the "glory and pain" of both the bike trip that inspired her memoir Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road (Knopf Canada) and of the writing process ...