Books tagged: Biography: Literary

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aka bpNichol

By Frank Davey


Written by one of his friends and confidants, a close reading of bpNichol’s poetry

aka bpNichol is the biography of the major Canadian poet bpNichol, who was a practising lay psychoanalyst and vice-president of one of the largest and longest-lasting communes in North America ... Read more

An American Demon

By Jack Grisham


An American Demon is Jack Grisham’s story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), his writing and true life experiences ... Read more

Ejaculations From the Charm Factory

By Sky Gilbert

Kissing and telling … You’ve heard about Sky Gilbert: he’s loved by fans of his novels, plays, poetry, and columns; hated by the Toronto Sun and by some members of the gay community. His alter ego Jane, a drag queen, was charged with not wearing a seat belt in a cab, took ... Read more

Gertrude and Alice

By Evalyn Parry & Anna Chatterton
With Karin Randoja

Visiting the audience in the present day, Gertrude and Alice come to find out how history has treated them. The couple recounts stories of their forty-year relationship; of meetings with iconic artists and writers; and of Alice’s overwhelming, consuming devotion to Gertrude’s ... Read more

Ice Diaries

By Jean McNeil


Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize and one of the Guardian’s Best Books of 2016, now in paperback.

“Ice Diaries is stunningly written and should be on the shelf of anyone fascinated by the globe’s final geographic and psychic frontier. ” — The ... Read more


By Laurie Ricou

Salal is a unique book about a commonplace plant. Part travel narrative, part literary memoir, part "ethnography" of a plant that usually goes unnoticed, Laurie Ricou's book traces the poetry and culture of salal, while letting readers in on its secrets. Salal's high-gloss leaves ... Read more

Taken by the Muse

By Anne Wheeler

Finalist for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize at the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards!
Finalist for the High Plains Book Awards in the Nonfiction Category
Finalist for Trade Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

Laced with humour and ... Read more