Canadian Literature

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...