Quill and Quire


By Jessica Westhead

White people’s anxieties, anger, fear, and self-doubt regarding race and racism are placed centre stage in Avalanche, the provocative and illuminating new collection of short fiction by Toronto-based Jessica Westhead, the author of two books ... Read More »

August 9, 2023 | Filed under: Fiction: Short, Reviews

By Omer Aziz

In his memoir Brown Boy, journalist, lawyer, and recent Radcliffe Fellow Omer Aziz delivers a compelling account about growing up in Canada, struggling to find his way in life as the son of Pakistani immigrants, ... Read More »

July 19, 2023 | Filed under: Memoir & Biography, Reviews

By Nathan Whitlock

Cat, a middle-class wife and mother, has largely accepted the typical expectations both roles entail. Just shy of 39 and largely dissatisfied, Cat dutifully soldiers on, trying to rebuild a lost career, enduring the indignities ... Read More »

July 12, 2023 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews