"I Am Not At Peace": Ghosts and Haunting in Canadian Fiction
Something is extra-unnatural about the supernatural in Canadian fiction, which renders an encounter with it all the more spooky and sinister.
The Hard Part: Guest Post by David Whitton
"It’s not the sentences you write, not the launches you attend or the readings that you give or the rejection you endure, although all of those things …
EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: In Conversation With Marina Endicott (The IFOA Edition)
Marina Endicott and Julie Wilson catch up in a hotel room during the 2011 International Festival of Authors.
Picture Books We Have Known and Loved (by Sara O'Leary)
"Here are a few of the picture books that stay with me (both literally and figuratively)."
In Conversation With: Cheryl Foggo on the Personal, Political and Creating Space for Characters of Colour in Children's Literature
Cheryl Foggo talks about how her politicized outlook as a Black woman and her creative impulse as a writer have melded in her latest illustrated children's …
That Trying Genre: Guest Post by Susan Olding
"In an unstable world, we want to know what we’re getting, and with an essay, we can never be sure."
Excerpts from The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2011, guest editor Priscila Uppal, series editor Molly Peacock
"This anthology, so astutely and lovingly selected by Priscila Uppal, provides poetry—or, simply put, 'patterned language'—with fifty electric definitions." …
The Best Book Trailers We've Seen Lately
There really is no formula when it comes to making a book trailer great, although it seems the great ones have no truck with formula in the first place. …
Hockey Bums and Hockey Novels: Guest Post by Jamie Fitzpatrick
The best hockey stories opt for story and character over fable, and they aren’t shy about facing up to the absurdity and even banality of sport.
Dear Toronto Readers: Hit the Road
Book Madam, Julie Wilson, hits the rural roads to visit regional literary festivals.