Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits is an award-winning author whose work has appeared on recommended reading lists for both Open Book Toronto and the 49th Shelf, as well as being chosen as a Chatelaine Editor's Pick and a Canadian Living Magazine Must Read. She has published nine novels that most recently include: No Fury Like That (published in Italian under the title Una furia dell'altro mondo); Rotten Peaches and The Occult Persusasion and the Anarchist's Solution. Lisa lives and writes in Toronto and is a member of the Sisters in Crime, Toronto Chapter; Sisters in Crime; Mesdames of Mayhem; and The International Thriller Writers.
With the inability to travel right now, many of us are looking for ways to escape our current reality. I can promise you this: these five books will take you further than your daily walk ever could—to surreal places ruled by the imagination, where, for better or worse, dream ... Read more
THIS WEEK: Author interviews, grizzly transformations, Pride Month celebrations, 15th century art and obsession, porta-potties turned little libraries and more!
Women who love murder, translations of fantastical lit, and a cat named Ghost were just some of this week's happenings on All Lit Up. Scroll on for our weekly recap!
In 2008, a Sisters in Crime Monitoring Project report revealed that crime fiction written by women doesn't receive parity in the numbers reviewed by major newspapers; yet female writers have come to dominate the crime fiction market over the last ten years. Luckily collectives ... Read more
We departed on a binge of NBC's The Good Place, a fantasy comedy series about the afterlife, after season three's release last week and couldn't help but wonder: what would Eleanor and Chidi read? Check out what we think some of the show's characters would be caught page-turning. ... Read more
Launched on June 1st and running until the end of August, All Lit Up is excited to bring you 30 incredible CanLit titles at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport — in a vending machine! Yep, you read that right; in a few simple taps you can grab new, exciting literature to carry ... Read more
This week we played casting director (Hollywood can thank us now), celebrated World Theatre Day with a journey through Canada, and tuned into CBC's Canada Reads.
We've gathered a council of ten...ten amazing women characters, that is. They've got all kinds of strength, from carrying on after immigrating to a new place and facing discrimination, to tracking down an abuser, to grieving a lost child.
This week we wished away winter with our staff spring preview, shared thoughts from author Adam Pottle on disability and writing satire, and learned more about a displaced Vancouver community in an essay from Chelene Knight.
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