Born in Japan, raised in Canada, Tamai Kobayashi is a writer, song-writer, and videographer. She is the author of two story collections, Exile and the Heart and Quixotic Erotic, whose vivid, electric prose has garnered considerable critical acclaim. Prairie Ostrich is her first novel.
We’re doing a spin on the classic holiday ditty, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with our 12 Days of CanLit series this holiday season. Sing along with our countdown of themed book picks, straight down to our number 1 (that’s 78 books in all!).
On the eleventh day of 12 ... Read more
As your turkey-induced haze clears, the last of the pumpkin pie crumbs are swept into the bin, and maybe, maybe your belt is fastened back to its usual loop post-Thanksgiving weekend; you’re now able to soberly assess your family, its quirks, and your position within it. To ... Read more
We know, we know — you love indie Canadian books, and would love to attend readings and launch parties for new fall books and local authors — but it can be overwhelming, what with the hundreds of events happening all of the time, all over the country.
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Tamai Kobayashi is a writer to watch. Within the pages of Prairie Ostrich it’s easy to see why. There is a sparse yet lyrical quality to Kobayashi’s prose, a quality which seems to echo the beauty and harshness of the landscapes — both internal and external — in which ... Read more
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