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The Chat with Hasan Namir

by Trevor Corkum

Poet Hasan Namir has produced a moving and complex portrait of fatherhood in his latest work, the poetry collection Umbilical Cord (Book*hug). Today he …

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  • The Chat

    By Trevor Corkum

    Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them.

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    Rob Wiersema

    Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers.

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    Kiley Turner

    The best books are timeless, and they deserve to find readers whenever and wherever.

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    Julie Booker

    Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for children of all ages.

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    Kerry Clare

    We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond.

Recent Posts

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Norma Dunning

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our special GG's coverage, we chat with Norma Dunning, author of the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction for her short story …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Philippa Dowding

by Trevor Corkum

We continue with our GGs coverage in conversation with Philippa Dowding. Her novel Firefly (DCB/Cormorant) is the 2021 Governor General’s Literary …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Islamic Culture

by Julie Booker

From Ramadan to Eid, to prayer, to the hijab—myriad aspects of Muslim life are depicted in these picture books, nonfiction texts, poetry and short stories. …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Tolu Oloruntoba

by Trevor Corkum

We continue with our GG coverage in conversation with poet Tolu Oloruntoba. His collection the Junta of Happenstance (Anstruther/Palimpsest) is the 2021 …

All About STEM Books + Classroom Ideas

by Spencer Miller

Books give important context to the concepts students are learning about in STEM classes. By promoting reading, not only are they helping their students …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Erín Moure

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our extended 2021 Governor General's Literary Awards coverage, we’re in conversation with Erín Moure, winner for translation from French …

8 Books that Reimagine and Dismantle the World

by Helen Chau Bradley

A recommended reading list by author of Personal Attention Roleplay.

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Hannah Moscovitch

by Trevor Corkum

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with each of this year’s seven English-language winners of the Canada Council Governor General’s Literary …

Fighting For a Hand to Hold: An Anti-Colonial Reading List

by Samir Shaheen-Hussain

A recommended reading list by Samir Shaheen-Hussain whose Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in …

You Were Made For More

by Christina Crook

An excerpt from Good Burdens: How to Live Joyfully in the Digital Age.

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