Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Andy Zuliani

Satellite views, surveillance technology, a “pixelating smudge,” the “vacuum of industrial deserts”: in the engrossing (and dialogue-free) opening chapter of his debut novel, Vancouver-based Andy Zuliani builds a memorably foreboding atmosphere using science-fiction tropes. City-dwelling ... Read More »

November 9, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Sifton Tracey Anipare

While some may believe that the demons of our nightmares exist only in dreams, in Sifton Tracey Anipare’s debut novel, Yume, humans, demons, and yokai- (supernatural creatures and spirits) feed and imbibe in waking realities. ... Read More »

October 19, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Katherena Vermette

It should come as no surprise that The Strangers, Katherena Vermette’s companion to the multi-award-winning novel The Break, garnered a spot on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist and the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize ... Read More »

October 13, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By David Demchuk

Author and playwright David Demchuk was deeply affected by the murders committed by Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur; he knew one of the victims personally. But what if the disappearances of gay and bisexual men ... Read More »

September 8, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews