Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Melanie Hobson

Even the most successful authors have certain (often early) work they’re not proud of: scenes they would deem poorly written or storylines they abandoned, considered unworthy of pursuing to completion. How can a writer sense ... Read More »

October 25, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Erin Shields

Playwright Erin Shields’s dramatic adaptation of Paradise Lost – commissioned by the Stratford Festival for a 2018 production in their Studio Theatre – explores with verve and a modern-day sensibility the themes found in Milton’s ... Read More »

October 15, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Kathy Page

Kathy Page’s latest novel is a portrait of a marriage. In this respect, and in its linking of personal and historical events across the 20th century, Dear Evelyn is familiar, even conventional, both formally and ... Read More »

September 13, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Tyler Keevil

Tyler Keevil writes stories about men doing manly things. In this, his most immediate and significant literary predecessor is Hemingway, but Keevil also stakes out ground among a group of younger Canadian writers – Kevin ... Read More »

September 6, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels