Cozy Fest: Ali Bryan + Coq

The always hilarious Ali Bryan joins All Lit Up’s Cozy Fest with a reading from her latest novel Coq (Freehand Books), featuring a guest appearance from her dog, Lemon. (We love a pet cameo!)

Now reading on Cozy Fest: Print and Pyjamas. Ali Bryan, Coq.


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Ali Bryan reads from Coq (Freehand Books)

About our reader

A photo of author Ali Bryan. A light-skinned woman with dark blonde hair, she beams at the camera and holds a strand of hair in her hand.

Ali Bryan‘s first novel, Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia. Her second novel, The Figgs, was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. The Crow Valley Karaoke Championships is forthcoming from Henry Holt in 2023. Ali lives in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies on Treaty 7 territory, where she has a wrestling room in her garage and regularly gets choked out by her family. Learn more at

Photo of Ali credit: Phil Crozier.

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Thanks to Ali (and Lemon!) for kicking off All Lit Up’s second-annual Cozy Fest! You can learn more about Coq, and order from ALU or your fave local bookstore (via the Shop Local button), right here.

For more to come, or to catch up on the series, click here.