Kathy Page’s works include Frankie Styne and the Silver Man; Alphabet, a Governor General’s Award finalist in 2005; and The Story of My Face, long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002. Two of her books, Paradise & Elsewhere, 2014, and The Two of Us, 2016, were nominated for the Giller Prize. Born in the UK, she moved to the West Coast of Canada with her family in 2001, and now divides her time between writing and teaching at Vancouver Island University.
After the first week of back-to-school hustle, you deserve a break! Head into the weekend with one of these recommended reads that are so hot off the presses, it'll feel like July all over again.
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You'd think after four literary hangovers, we'd be better at managing our awards-fuelled reading binges and calling it a night. Proving once again that moderation isn't our strong suit, we bring you our fifth annual Literary Awards Hangover, a coffee-sipping, greasy-spoonin' ... Read more
This week we reflected on our time at Toronto's Word on the Street, binged The Good Place, compared unreliable narrators, and lots more.
It’s the weekend before Valentine’s but the type of dating we lovingly embrace is of the book variety, so this weekend we’ve piled our stack higher than usual with four new(ish) reads about different kinds of love and friendship. And we made sure to stock up on chocolate ... Read more
No, they’re not stories that are mad at you: short story collections offer a window into ideas, themes, and feelings, as well as providing an author the chance to flex their writerly muscle, honing every paragraph down to perfect sentences; sentences to perfect words. As Andrew ... Read more
In a recent interview Molly Peacock, talking about her collection of unconventional fictions Alphabétique, says “we’re missing out on the fable. Literature that comes out of essential needs for identity is necessarily realist. But there’s a different tradition of literature ... Read more
This week in book events: Playwrights Canada Press celebrates their thirtieth anniversary with a party in Toronto; authors K.D. Miller, Diane Schoemperlen, Ray Robertson, and Matthew Heiti (among others) get wild at Waterloo's Wild Writer's Literary Festival; in Ottawa, Chaudiere ... Read more
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