The poet and essayist Canisia Lubrin expresses Uppal’s influence succinctly: “Priscilla Uppal saved me.”
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.
Connie Choi, a recent graduate of Toronto’s Sheridan College and a video-game artist for Sticky Brain Studios, talks about her process behind illustrating Annick Press’s video-game series, Cross Ups.
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.
For Andrea Warner’s upcoming Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography, she booked the perfect opening act: Joni Mitchell.
In a blow that has been felt acutely by many in the Canadian literary community, writer and teacher Ann Ireland died on Aug. 23 at the age of 65.
The Montreal-born publisher John Calder, who died last week at the age of 91, was instrumental in battling the forces of censorship in the postwar 20th century.
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.
In October 2017, Wanda Nanibush was named the Art Gallery of Ontario’s first Indigenous curator for its new Department of… Read More »
When author Richard Wagamese died in March 2017 at age 61, he was at work on a novel that would continue the story of Franklin Starlight, the protagonist of his 2014 novel Medicine Walk.