In Saturday’s National Post, I profile poet Karen Solie, who is one of three Canadian finalists for the Griffin Poetry Prize.
In today’s National Post, I take a look at the new book, Picturing Canada, which chronicles the history of Canada’s children’s publishing industry.
In Wednesday’s National Post I sit down with Simon Brault to talk about his new book, No Culture, No Future.
In today’s National Post, I look back at Lost on the eve of the show’s series finale, which airs Sunday night; I sit down with Eleanor Catton to discuss her debut novel, The Rehearsal; and I stroll up University Avenue with Shawn Micallef, author of Stroll.
In Saturday’s National Post, I’ve written two features on two of literature’s more interesting minds: Martin Amis and Daniel Clowes. Yes, one writes novels and the other one writes comics, but their two new books - The Pregnant Widow and Wilson - are among the best things I’ve read this year.
Oh, and The Afterword got a makeover.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place this weekend. All this week, I’ve been posting Q&As with some of the artists attending this year’s festival. You can read them here. Also, if you’re in the city come to the Toronto Reference Library at 7, where I’ll be in conversation with Daniel Clowes.
A million things in today’s paper. Okay, three: I sit down with Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall to talk about his debut novel, Ghosted; I sit down with Justin Rutledge to talk about his fourth record, The Early Widows; and I sit down with two of the men behind the new documentary film, Bhutto, which is screening at Hot Docs this week.