Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Drew Hayden Taylor

Cold, the chilling new thriller from prolific Ojibway writer Drew Hayden Taylor, begins with a plane crash. Journalist Fabiola Halan, one of two passengers in a Cessna piloted by Merle Thompson, is on a press ... Read More »

January 17, 2024 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Adam Pottle

With Apparitions, Saskatoon writer and Deaf awareness advocate Adam Pottle (Voice: Adam Pottle on Writing with Deafness) has crafted perhaps the most unsettling novel of the year, an account of violence and despair, isolation and ... Read More »

December 13, 2023 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Anne Michaels

Anne Michaels’s new novel opens on a battlefield in France in 1917, as John lies wounded in the snow. The dozens of short passages, some as concise as two words (“Memory seeping”), capture John’s experience, ... Read More »

November 15, 2023 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Michael Crummey

On the acknowledgements page of his gobsmackingly accomplished book The Adversary, Michael Crummey (author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize–shortlisted The Innocents) touches on the “looting and pilfering” that went into the writing of his sixth novel. ... Read More »

October 4, 2023 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews