Quill and Quire

By Ron Hotz

Ron Hotz distinguishes his first novel, The Animal Sciences, from other Canadian stories of dysfunctional characters and difficult loves by presenting it as a kind of scientific case study rather than as a deeply felt ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By W. Mark Giles

Knucklehead, W. Mark Giles’ first collection of short fiction, is an eclectic mix of stories and experimental pieces. The title and cover art are misleading, implying yet another collection of gritty urban tales of boozers ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Art Norris

Succession is another tale of the strains and glories of homecoming, told here through a sequence of linked stories connected to Al, a journeyman musician who, after years of playing bass in Vancouver bar bands, ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Nancy Huston

Already a bestseller in France, Nancy Huston’s latest novel is both an affecting portrait of real and sympathetic characters and literary high art. Taking the form of the direct testimony of witnesses at a murder ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By John Terpstra

The bleak, hopeful town of Hamilton, Ontario – with its steel mills and slowly resurgent parklands – finds an apt poet laureate in John Terpstra. His seventh collection, Disarmament, focuses mainly on the city’s landscapes ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry