Michael Hingston’s writing has appeared in Wired magazine, the Washington Post, and the Guardian. His novel The Dilettantes was a #1 regional bestseller. He is also co-creator of the Short Story Advent Calendar. Hingston lives in Edmonton.
It’s that time of year again, the one that kids loathe and parents love: back to school. Whether you’re living it or remembering it, school will bring forth a lot of memories for everyone, both good and bad. In today’s Top 10 we’re reminiscing some of our school memories ... Read more
Vacations are great, right? But, oh, the packing. Either you forget a critical item (Sunscreen, perhaps? Pants, for the truly free-spirited?) or manage to haul a small caravan’s worth of stuff for a weekend out of town. Don’t fret: we’ve rounded up the ten best literary ... Read more
We’re already in the thick of Literary Festival Season, with great events like Halifax’s Word on the Street and Winnipeg’s Thin Air Festival already in session or just passed. We’re here with a roundup of what’s yet to come, so clear your calendar! Things are about ... Read more
Much like the white-and-red X emblazoning its cover, the main character at the heart of Laurence Miall's dark debut, Blind Spot, is at an intersection of existential angst and contemporary masculinity. Read on to find out more about the novel that the Montreal Gazette calls ... Read more
The fall is filled with fabulous literary festivals. Think author signings, readings, writing workshops — and the opportunity to discover great new books and meet Canadian publishers and editors.
The Dilettantes’ design speaks well to the book’s setting: a blend of frenetic student advertising boards and the brutalist aesthetic of Simon Fraser University’s principal Burnaby campus. The text is interspersed with newspaper snippets, coffee-stained style guides, text ... Read more
Love at Last Sight marks the official debut of a fascinating and vital voice in Canadian literature. By taking the figure of the flaneur, the 19th Century gentleman-poet who strolls the streets looking for adventure, and making him a woman, Thea Bowering puts a whole new spin ... Read more
Meet Alex: He's in his last year at Simon Fraser University, where he writes features for the school newspaper, The Peak. Along with Tracy, copy editor extraordinaire, Chip, mustachioed Sports Editor, Keith, slacker humour editor, Rachel, ever-serious news editor, and Steve, ... Read more
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