It was July 9, 2011, and I was attending a workshop on writing for children hosted in the backyard of A Different Booklist bookstore in Toronto.
After more than a decade working in various aspects of publishing, from managing print production to editorial to selling rights at Kids Can Press, Kelvin Kong has launched his own literary agency.
The bestselling children’s author-illustrator tries something new – unapologetically so.
Don Coles, the Canadian poet who died on Nov. 29 at the age of 90, took great pains to ensure adherence to Jonathan Swift’s formula for good writing: proper words in proper places.
When it comes to creating art, Teva Harrison believes idea dictates form.
Writing my book, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, felt to me like an urgent matter. That feeling only intensified due to events that unfolded during the time I worked on the volume.
When guest editors Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux finalized the lineup for Granta 141, a special issue of the renowned literary quarterly dedicated to new writing out of Canada, they included an essay by Acadian writer France Daigle called “What Is It that Hurts?”
Nonagenarians and other older authors are publishing meaningful work despite obstacles posed by health, technology, and a culture that can sometimes feel indifferent to the insights of the elderly.
When William Weintraub’s debut novel, Why Rock the Boat?, was released in 1961, the author’s former colleagues at the Montreal Gazette might have been forgiven for feeling that the title was just a tad ironic.