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Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Michelle Winters

To kick off our Giller Prize special edition of The Chat, we’re in conversation with Michelle Winters, author of I Am a Truck (Invisible Publishing).

Book Cover Hunting Piero

"Animals contribute immeasurably to our lives, aesthetically, emotionally and spiritually." 

So Many Writers, All in One Place

One of the best things we ever did on 49th Shelf was asking Trevor Corkum to join our team to lead the interview series, The Chat. For two years, Trevor has been talking with some of Canada's most exc …

Why Recreate the Woolly Mammoth?

Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray.

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"Mishibinijima’s art reflects a lifelong search for ways in which past and present, the spiritual and human, the animate and inanimate can, and do, comingle in phenomena both seen and sensed."

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