Quill and Quire

By Dana Bath

What if short story authors were forbidden to create characters – particularly women – who cannot get over themselves? And what if there was an embargo on finely crafted little tales of anxiousness, dread, chill, ... Read More »

November 20, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Kim Echlin

The ancient kingdom of Sumer, located in what is now Iraq, gave the world its first form of written language. Sumerian cuneiform was used to record the world’s first written poem, The Epic of Gilgamesh. ... Read More »

November 20, 2003 | Filed under: Art, Music & Pop Culture

By Lewis DeSoto

A Blade of Grass, the first novel from Toronto writer and painter Lewis DeSoto, is an impressive, if flawed, debut, a compelling examination of race and place, the personal and the political, in South Africa. ... Read More »

November 20, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels