Quill and Quire


By Laura Ritland

The conjunction in the title of Laura Ritland’s exceptional debut testifies to the poet’s comfort with amplitude. Ritland eschews the forced decision in “east or west” in favour of inclusion and breadth. Accordingly, the poems ... Read More »

April 5, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Wesley King

The students in Edgewood Middle School’s Grade 8 advanced placement class aren’t feeling all that psyched about their graduation field trip. The kids, from small-town New Mexico, expected a weekend in Albuquerque – but their ... Read More »

March 26, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Andrew Battershill

Andrew Battershill’s surrealist, genre-bending debut crime novel, 2015’s Pillow, was longlisted for the Sunburst Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Three years later, Battershill returns with another offbeat thriller set in Victoria and on B.C.’s ... Read More »

March 26, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels