June 20, 2019
"The Downton Abbey of India" Sohan S. Koonar on His Powerful Historical Novel Paper Lions, Sikh Representation in Literature, & More
The years from 1939, the beginning of the Second World War, into the 1960s were a time of enormous change. And that change was by no means limited to the war and its aftermath in Europe. In his new novel Paper ...
June 13, 2019
"What Does a Family Do When it Becomes Lost to Itself?" Caitlin Galway on Exploring Loss in her Compelling, Gothic Debut Novel
The French Quarter of New Orleans has captured the literary imagination in a way few neighbours can claim to have done. Packed with history and just a whiff of the Gothic, it's an atmospheric wonder that ...
June 06, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Linda Quennec's Fishing for Birds, A Novel of BC and Cuba
In Linda Quennec's Fishing for Birds (Inanna Publications) widow at just 32, leaves her home in Vancouver Island searching for solace. After settling on a tiny island, she meets Ivy, whose stories ...
June 06, 2019
Interdependence as Disabled Poetics and Praxis: Or Why My Novel is Dedicated to My Disabled Friend Maddy
People often say that they couldn’t have written their books without the help and support of friends and family. This is particularly true for disabled writers. Finishing my novel required many hours ...
May 23, 2019
Casey Plett Wins $60,000 Amazon First Novel Award for Little Fish
Last night at a ceremony in Toronto, Casey Plett captured the prestigious Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press). The author of a previous short story collection, A Safe ...
May 17, 2019
Bindu Suresh on Her Gorgeous Debut Novel, 26 Knots, a Love Letter to Montreal
26 Knots (Invisible Publishing) by Bindu Suresh is one of those debuts that you just can't miss. Full of complicated romantic situations with many more sides than a mere triangle, and set against a backdrop ...
September 12, 2018
How to Finish Your Damn Book - For Beginners!
I often joke that writing a novel is like running a marathon---only no one bothers to tell you what the route is. When the gun goes off, you’re just supposed to head off in whatever direction you think ...
August 09, 2018
Claudia Dey's Triumphant Return to the Novel with Heartbreaker
Claudia Dey's Stunt was an innovative, genre-pushing, wonderfully strange gem of a novel. After a few years spent on other endeavours, including acclaimed non-fiction, playwriting, and her successful ...