Catherine Hernandez is the author of the novel Scarborough, which won the 2015 Jim Wong-Chu Award; was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, Toronto Book Award, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, and Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; and was longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. It made the "Best of 2017" list from The Globe and Mail, National Post, Quill and Quire, and CBC Books. Her plays The Femme Playlist / I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me, Singkil, and Kilt Pins were published by Playwrights Canada Press, and her children's book M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book was published by Flamingo Rampant. She is the Artistic Director of b current. Catherine lives in Scarborough, Ontario.
This week we took to the patio again for a bookclub discussion of Missy Marston's Bad Ideas (ECW Press), chatted with Bindu Suresh about writer's block, played casting director with Sally Cooper's With My Back to the World, and read The Nap-Away Motel, a debut novel that's The ... Read more
Get your Blundstones on this weekend and travel into the gritty underbelly of Scarborough with Nadja Lubiw-Hazard's The Nap Away Motel (Palimpsest Press), where behind the doors of the city's run-down motels, forgotten people dwell within forgotten places.
Lambda-Literary-Award winner Casey Plett is our final Gift Guide recommender this week with five thoughtful must-read titles for everyone from queer kids of colour seeking gay and lesbian fiction to road-trip strangers you never forget.
With many Capital-F Feelings, I must announce that this will be my last column, as I’m leaving Team All Lit Up this month for a new opportunity. To celebrate and say goodbye, this last column is a list of five books that have particularly impacted me in my time here. Let’s ... Read more
Equally sizzling to this summer heat are six staff book picks for reading into the sunset (at the park, by the lake, in the backyard, etc.). Check out what we're pairing with our sunscreen this summer!
This week Father's Day was on our brains, debut fiction was in our hands, and rum swizzle punch was the side to our poetry.
Catherine Hernandez’s pair of plays, The Femme Playlist & I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me (Playwrights Canada Press) are a powerful testament of strength and survival and a vivid portrait of a radical queer brown mother. Catherine’s characters share stories—stories ... Read more
This week we read some poetry, learned about feminist festivals, and tons more In Review.
This edition of Jules' Tools talks Scarborough (the city) and Scarborough (the novel) with debut novelist and award-winning playwright Catherine Hernandez.
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