Canadian Literature

Tell Joseph Boyden You Can't Sell 'Indian' Like A Souvenir

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda, is a figurehead in native literature and was recently scrutinized for his lack of proof concerning his native roots. The questions his identity raises are interesting and necessary, but if he's unwilling to have those conversations publicly, he's holding up progress.

The Implicit Misogyny Of Joseph Boyden's Open Letter

Karyn L. Freedman | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Karyn L. Freedman

The terrible truth is that there is often no justice for women who speak out about sexual assault and sexual harassment, and as such it can take every ounce of will for women to honour their own experiences and not be silenced. The Boyden letter takes that juggernaut of misogyny and with the weight of authority crushes it down on those students who lodged complaints against Steven Galloway.

10 Books By Asian-Canadian Authors To Add To Your Reading List

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Ridlington | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Living

Celebrating diverse Canadian voices.

Top Canadian Publisher Ellen Seligman Dies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada Living

She edited books by Canadian authors including Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen and Michael Ondaatje.

Science Fiction Novel Casts Naheed Nenshi As Prime Minister

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Alberta

The author says it's plausible.

Here's The Canada Reads Lineup For 2016

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living

Get your book checklist ready!

Prospecting Tales From Both Sides of the 55th Parallel

Rashida Jeeva | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Rashida Jeeva

Barring a few twists, turns and name changes, Either Side of 55 is a reflection of a period of the author's life, and offers insight into the lives of the men who blazed survey lines and staked and jumped claims on both sides of the 55th Parallel in the quest for mineral riches for themselves and their employers.

The 5 Finalists For The Giller Prize

The Canadian Press | Victoria Ahearn, CP | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Living

What a wealth of talent in this country.

The 12 Books Up For The Giller Prize In 2015

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living

In case you were looking for your next great read ...

Poet 'Can't Look Away' From The Murdered Children Of Air India 182

Jugni Style | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

Among the Air India 182 bombing mystery, lies, cover-ups, court trials, conspiracy theories and missing tapes, the stories of the 82 murdered children have remained lost. It's these hidden stories, messages, and lives that B.C. poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar resurrects in her BC Book Prize-nominated book of poetry.

WATCH: Margaret Atwood Hangs Out With Alice Munro

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

What do two women who are pillars of Canadian literature talk about when put in an interview setting? For Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, it means a ...

Famous Novelist Bashes Canadian Literature

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Only three months after a Canadian writer received the Nobel Prize for literature for the first time ever, one U.S. writer dismissed our literary trad...

Textual Journeys and Transformations: Why We Turn to Books and Reading

Najwa Ali | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada
Najwa Ali

In my 17-year-old mind, nothing I am living through or reading in this moment connects. Disjointed words, phrases, and images of the places I have left and entered surface in my mind as I pour milk for the children, take notes in class, or wait, endlessly, for the bus to arrive. It will take years to understand how powerful these textual and lived journeys have been.

Finding Strong Indian Women in Hidden Stories

Manjot Bains | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Manjot Bains

One day, Shauna Singh Baldwin gave her grandmother a notebook and suggested that she write down her personal stories. What emerged were pages of personal memories of the trauma of partition - and it was the first time Shauna and her family heard about their grandmother's experiences. "I realized that until then, my grandfather had been the person who told my grandmother's stories about Partition," she said.

Canadian Playwright Brad Fraser on Keeping Things Interesting

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

Canadian playwright (screenwriter and director and producer) extraordinaire Brad Fraser has been lighting up Canada's literary scene for many years. Outside of his stage projects, he shares his blunt take on politics and other hot topics in Xtra Magazine every month in his Fraser's Edge column. Like the man himself, his columns are reasoned, outspoken, often witty, and never boring.

Happy Birthday Margaret Atwood

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada

Whether it's tangling with Toronto's mayor and his brother, championing libraries and literacy, or protecting North America's birds, Margaret Atwood i...