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.
The author of The Marrow Thieves found out she won the $50,000 Kirkus Prize as she was searching her desk for loose change for transit.
Allison Hirst is Dundurn’s resident woman of mystery. The developmental editor is responsible for a variety of non-fiction titles and crime mysteries, including Steve Burrows’ popular Birder Murder books, Nick Wilkshire’s new Foreign Affairs series, and Janet Kellough’s “brilliant historical series,” the Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries.
While Melanie Florence has written multiple works of fiction and non-fiction for children, the picture book genre is still new to her. It’s also where she’s having the greatest success.
Canadian women crime and mystery writers Ausma Zehanat Khan, Janet Kellough, Anne Emery, R.M. Greenaway, Alice Walsh, and Maureen Jennings.
You don’t need to be a sleuth to see that the female takeover of crime fiction is almost complete.
Toronto author Kevin Sands had earned two degrees in theoretical physics and was toiling away as a researcher and teacher before writing his first middle-grade novel, The Blackthorn Key (Simon & Schuster Canada).
When Sheila Koffman opened Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop 30 years ago, publishing and selling books about social justice by and about culturally diverse and disenfranchised figures – in particular for young readers – was considered a fringe business.
When I embarked on writing what would become my latest novel, I did not set out to write about Indigenous characters. I began composing a work of straight-up horror, hoping to be the next Stephen King. But that’s not how In Case I Go turned out.