Kissing through a handkerchief

Edward Byrne has freely transposed the sonnets of Louise Labé (1522-1566) and Guido Cavalcanti (shown at left, circa 1255-1300) for audaciously modern renderings. REVIEW

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Woo-Woo in Hongcouver

In her comedic memoir about the Asian immigrant experience in British Columbia, The Woo-Woo (Arsenal Pulp $19.95) 2018), due in… FULL STORY

Joie de vivre & murder

Miriam Lisa Clavir, former conservator at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, now writes character-driven mystery novels. Her protagonist, Berry Cates,… FULL STORY

The Book of Lua

Lua, the partially paralyzed cat, is lucky to be cared for by Dania Sheldon. After she suffered a spinal cord… FULL STORY

Sexton on Huxley

James Sexton is one of six editors of Psychedelic Prophets: The Letters of Aldous Huxley and Humphry Osmond (McGill Queens… FULL STORY

The Iron Promise

Many of the characters in Steve Hunter’s first novel, The Cameron Ridge Conspiracy, set in the 1860s, reappear in his… FULL STORY

Hegemony next door

Contested Boundaries: A New Pacific Northwest History by David J. Jepsen and David J. Norberg Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017…. FULL STORY

Bowen & Mexico

Formerly the editor of the Bowen Island Undercurrent for seventeen years, as well as the author of a history of… FULL STORY

Xerographer Onjana Yawnghwe

Xerography is a literary journal co-founded and co-edited by Onjana Yawnghwe, also co-founder of a ‘micro press’ for hand-made publications… FULL STORY

A is for Ardley

Growing up on the Canadian prairies, Pat Ardley never dreamed she would spend most of her adult life near the… FULL STORY

It Begins in Betrayal

In Iona Whishaw’s fourth mystery, It Begins in Betrayal (Touchwood $16.95), it’s been four years since Flight Lieutenant Darling and his… FULL STORY

The laptop thief

Vancouver-born Andrew Battershill’s first novel, Pillow, was longlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Sunburst Award and… FULL STORY

Hughes news

Matt  Hughes writes crime fiction.  His alter ego, Matthew Hughes, writes sf. Matt Hughes’ crime novel One More Kill, (PS… FULL STORY

Two temperamental titans

Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, Jan Morris has declared Barry Gough’s dual biography about the early 20th century relationship… FULL STORY

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