Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Terry Watada

The internment of more than 21,000 Japanese-Canadians, most of them in B.C., during the Second World War is a known but largely under-acknowledged black mark in Canada’s history. Justified by the War Measures Act and ... Read More »

January 22, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Gillian Wigmore

“Canadian literature is undeniably sombre and negative,” writes Margaret Atwood in Survival, her 1972 volume of criticism. “But in that literature there are elements which, although they are rooted in this negativity, transcend it.” As ... Read More »

December 4, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Rachel Manley

Rachel Manley has made a career out of writing about her illustrious Jamaican family, including her prime-minister father. Best known for her 1997 Governor General’s Literary Award–winning memoir, Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood, each ... Read More »

November 29, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Daniel Griffin

Set in 1993, Victoria writer Daniel Griffin’s debut novel follows a group of environmental activists on Vancouver Island who set off an explosion at a supposedly unmanned logging warehouse. The bombing badly injures a worker ... Read More »

November 20, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels