Williams and Robinson

Giller Prize-winner Ian Williams (l.) will converse with the U.S.’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Marilyn Robinson on the craft of writing, themes and the power of fiction at Vancouver Writers Fest. FULL STORY


Empty-eyed tourists

The short stories in Genni Gunn’s new collection Permanent Tourists (Signature $19.95) are linked although they take place in an array of… FULL STORY

Finding Tiff

Having written about major Canadian figures Malcom Lowry (who lived in the Vancouver area for 14 years while finishing his… FULL STORY

Cautionary poems

A is for Alexander Susan Alexander’s second volume of poetry, Nothing You Can Carry (Thistledown $20) focuses on apprehensions (climate… FULL STORY

Inherited war memories

In the tradition of “poetry of witness,” Danielle Janess’s debut book of poems, The Milk of Amnesia (MQUP $17.95) uses… FULL STORY

Watermelon snow

SFU professor, activist and Green Party candidate Lynne Quarmby writes about her time aboard a schooner of artists on a… FULL STORY

W is for Vanessa Winn

Vanessa Winn’s first historical novel, The Chief Factor’s Daughter (TouchWood 2009) imagines the life of a young Métis woman who lived… FULL STORY

Logging and trapping

In Crossing the Divide: Discovering A Wilderness Ethic in Canada’s Northern Rockies (Creekstone $21.95), Wayne Sawchuk describes his life working… FULL STORY

Guilty admissions

Zsuzsi Gartner’s first, full-length novel, The Beguiling (Hamish Hamilton $29.95 hardcover) will be coming out in September 2020. Lapsed-Catholic Lucy hears a… FULL STORY

Hoaxes and lies

A hoax isn’t always a lie meant to deceive or wound, it can also exert a positive influence argues Heather… FULL STORY

Celebrity images

Working on a postdoctoral fellowship at SFU, Katja Lee wrote Limelight: Canadian Women and the Rise of Celebrity Autobiography ( Wilfrid Laurier… FULL STORY

I is for Itineraries

After forty years as a UBC political science professor, Philip Resnick offers his reflections on academic freedom and key political… FULL STORY

Working at Woodward’s

In her third book, Food Floor: My Woodward’s Days (Madrona Books $15.95) Margaret Cadwaladr recounts working as a grocery cashier… FULL STORY

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