Jowita Bydlowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to Canada as a teen. She is the author of the bestselling memoir Drunk Mom. A journalist and fiction writer, she lives in Toronto, Canada.
Are you sick of cliché greeting cards and empty capitalist gestures? Flowers and chocolates not doing it for you? Here’s a Valentine’s Day reading list featuring some fantastically unconventional indie books that challenge and expand our definition of “love.” Dark, ... Read more
The week started off with a roar when Michelle Winter's I Am A Truck was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and continued its hot streak with even more indie books as finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards. We also took a field trip to poetry haven knife ... Read more
Did someone say "launch season"? Spring is officially here with great launches and readings in Toronto and St. John's this week.
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, time, ... Read more
The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and the Halloween candy is everywhere, tempting us at every turn. If you, like us, need a distraction from the candy calling your name everywhere you go, read on for this week's book news and recommendations.
I have never subscribed to the notion that I drank because I’m a writer or that my writing would only be possible if I were in an altered mental state. I never thought there was anything remotely charming about letting yourself go because you’re an artist. But there seems ... Read more
All Lit Up is turning two today!! To celebrate the start of our 'terrible twos' we demanded breakfast in bed... since that didn't happen we're going to move on and celebrate in a way that we know will bring little flutters to our book-loving hearts. We're sharing our book love ... Read more
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