In Review: The Week of November 9th

This week on the blog: crime fiction writer D.B. Carew, wearable art, our final Indie Reading Room feature, and more!


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On the Blog

~ Crime fiction writer D.B. Carew (The Weight of Blood, NeWest Press) tells us about the unexpected inspirations, fave mysteries, and about the time he literally ran into the idea for his first novel: “By the time I finished my run, I’d managed to freak myself out, constantly looking over my shoulder.”~ Set in the post-apocalyptic world of Neo-New York, Neal Shannacappo’s Indigenous-themed graphic novel The Krillian Key: Salamander Run (Kegedonce Press) gets our book-to-film treatment, with intense action and moody future cityscapes. ~ Our final Indie Reading Room author is Sheung-King who tells us about his debut novel from Book*hug Press and shares a reading from the book: You Are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked. ~ Bernice Friesen shares the story of her one-of-a-kind “sun armour” and how it ties into her latest novel Universal Disorder (Freehand Books): “With the sun armour, I don’t feel afraid,” says Bernice. “It is an immense psychological difference for me.”

Around the Web

~ The CBC Books fall 2020 reading list includes 40 Canadian books to check out this season~ Souvankham Thammavongsa wins the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her debut short-story collection How to Pronounce Knife~ ECW Press has launched a new BIPOC Writers Mentorship Program

ICYMI (last week)

Lead with your scars: Healing through visual art by Susan Perly

“If you’re lucky in an art exhibit room, you’re a mess, unslept, hairy and scabby and lost, and your rib cage cracks, your bones part to allow you to reach in, and pull your heart out, beating in your hand.”