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Kidlit Spotlight Q&A: The collaboration between Kenneth Oppel and Sydney Smith was bound to be something special

Award-winning children’s book creators Kenneth Oppel and Sydney Smith talk about collaboration on their new title, Inkling – about an inkblot that escapes a sketchbook and shakes up a family of three – as well as tough topics in the book and what they would ask the inkblot to do for them.

After seven years and 50,000 photographs, Caitlin Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis unveil art book The Endings

Chronicle Books has collected photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and set designer Jessica Ennis’s secret photo shoots with fascinating female actors into the hardcover collection The Endings: Photographic Stories of Love, Loss, Heartbreak, and Beginning Again.

Vivek Shraya seizes power through vulnerability in her patriarchy-detonating manifesto I’m Afraid of Men

Self-empowerment has been on multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya’s mind as she prepares to launch her memoir-manifesto I’m Afraid of Men (Penguin Canada). The volume shares its title with a song on Part-Time Woman, Shraya’s Polaris Music Prize–longlisted EP with the Queer Songbook Orchestra. But “I’m afraid of men” also serves as a thesis statement for her confessional, confrontational critique of our male-centred culture.