Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, director, and author. In 2016, he was described by the Toronto Star as being ‘widely celebrated as one of Canada’s most accomplished young playwrights, filmmakers, and all-round multidisciplinary artists.’ His plays have been translated into multiple languages and honoured with a number of prizes including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama and several Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Jordan’s films and multimedia performances have been presented at festivals and galleries such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Tribeca Film Festival. From 2012 to 2016, Jordan and William Ellis ran the influential underground art space Videofag out of their home in Toronto’s Kensington Market. In 2017, his play Late Company transferred to London’s West End while his virtual reality performance Draw Me Close, a co-production between the National Theatre (UK) and the National Film Board of Canada, premiered at the Venice Biennale. Jordan’s work in dance includes collaborations with Christopher House and Akram Khan. His debut novel, Liminal, was published by House of Anansi Press in January 2018.
This week Sto:lo author Lee Maracle graced us with a must-read essay about the vitality of Indigenous works and recognition in Canada, scary books dominated our top 10 list, and Merriam-Webster’s Time Traveler tool made for a wordy geek-out, and more.
This week we continued celebrating women authors and artists, learned about the making of audiobooks, and spooked ourselves out with talk of a haunted bookshop.
It probably surprises few that audiobooks have seen a huge surge in popularity and availability in recent years, thanks to the proliferation of listening technology (that'd be your smartphones, folks) as well as a huge demand for audio content (audiobooks, yes, and podcasts, ... Read more
Catch up on our love fest this week and our top reads.
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Featuring hand-picked selections by authors we admire for all the readers on your holiday gift list, our Gift Guide Week is as lit as it gets. Today's book recommendations come from super-cool (and not just because he makes his home in the frosty land of Sudbury) playwright ... Read more
Our exploits this week including literary recluses, war books, and more. Read on to check out top 10s, interviews, and book recommendations.
There's nothing scary about three season launches and two festivals this week (well, maybe that we don't have enough time to see them all!).
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Long weekend! That means extra reading time, plus this one comes with a side of turkey and mashed potatoes. We hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend, whatever it is your doing. If you do need a break from the festivities, we've got you covered with some great book news ... Read more
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