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Jack Knox: Once I began writing humour for publication, I fed off the reaction

Starting as a journalist, humour was something Jack Knox had to suppress. Now, he can’t stop his witty contributions—nothing hones humour-writing skills like laughter.

Maia Caron’s debut novel inspired by her ancestors

Maia Caron—who didn’t discover she was Métis until her twenties—wrote her debut novel as a love letter to her extended relations of Batoche Métis, women with secrets, and to Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont.

Kids Read Local authors discuss their latest releases

The four authors performing at our Kids Read Local event at Word Vancouver on September 24, 2017 answered some burning questions we had.

Charlie Demers cracks open comedic forms with Robin’s Egg imprint

“I’m interested in facilitating funny, smart, joyful, and incisive stuff,” explains Charlie on the new imprint with Arsenal Pulp Press.

Confronting Lies & Finding Truths with Laura Langston

In Plain Sight is a timely and compelling novel for young readers; Laura Langston shares insight into writing the book.
VS Books - Arsenal Pulp Press and Vivek Shraya imprint

VS Books: Arsenal Pulp Press & Vivek Shraya create space and supports for underrepresented & emerging writers

The recently announced collaboration with Vivek Shraya and Arsenal Pulp Press is an imprint that includes mentorship and a publishing contract.

Melanie Jackson recasts Persephone’s mythological story in contemporary times

Death Drop is a short high-interest contemporary novel and one of several Melanie Jackson has written with amusement park themes.

David Starr’s historical YA novel captures the complexity and conflict of New Caledonia

David Starr’s historical YA novel, The Nor’wester, follows Simon Fraser’s journey through the eyes of a Scottish lad.

“I am drawn to the weird, to the dreamlike, to the absurd”: Stuart Ross on Anvil’s new surrealist poetry imprint

A Feed Dog Book aims to fill gaps in the spectrum of Canadian poetry with new surrealist works.

Robin Stevenson talks Pride and celebrating diversity

In honour of Pride Month in June, Robin Stevenson talks about her award-winning book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community