RSS

books

Johanna Fateman Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin photo by Robert Giard/copyright Jonathan Silin

Art critic and Le Tigre co-founder Johanna Fateman helps put the second-wave feminist writer back in the conversation with Last Days At Hot Slit Read more

Books

Wayson Choy Queer Songbook Orchestra

Guntar Kravis

After performing with Queer Songbook Orchestra in 2016, the late Canadian author became a friend and my bridge to a queer past Read more

Books

Fedana Toussaint Counting Bodies

Courtesy of Fedana Toussaint

After a series of abrupt life changes and illness, the Haitian-born Toronto poet and performer has published her first book at 21 Read more

Books

Téa Mutonji

Sandro Pehar

Toronto author's short story collection Shut Up You're Pretty concisely captures the experiences of a young Black woman growing up in Galloway Read more

Books

TCAF 2018

Courtesy of TCAF

The celebration of indie comics and graphic novels features an appearance by cult hero Junji Ito, author talks and panels on activism and screen adaptations Read more

Books

In A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, the Tuscarora writer insightfully places mental health and sexual assault among the legacy of colonialism Read more

Books

Slavoj Žižek Jordan Peterson

Giordano Ciampini

The Prima Donna from Tranna and the Hot Lava from Ljubljana debated capitalism, Marxism and happiness, but not much ground was gained on either side Read more

Books 1 Comments

Robert Christgau

Jane Bruce

As he prepares to release his fourth essay collection, the American writer talks bad reviews, covering abusers and how he's kept writing for 50 years Read more

Books

Cheryl Thompson Beauty In A Box

Josh Yang

In her book Beauty In A Box, author Cheryl Thompson delves into the social, political and corporate history of Black women's hair in Canada Read more

Books

TIFA Lit Jam 2019

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Read the winning story from the Toronto International Festival of Authors' annual improv event for creative writing students Read more

Books

Doyali Islam Battle of the Bards

Courtesy of TIFA

Toronto-based poet comes out on top after a night of excellent readings by Michelle Brown, Jay MillAr, Adebe DeRango-Adem and others Read more

Books

Margaret Atwood

Samuel Engelking

The Toronto author will introduce The Testaments in a live interview to be broadcast in theatres globally on September 10 Read more

Books

Colson Whitehead

Bond Street Books

Ahead of his appearance at TIFF's Books On Film series, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks Barry Jenkins, Halloween and the oppressive Oscars Read more

Latest News & Features

Marlon James

Jefferey Skemp

The Jamaican writer's adventure-fantasy Black Leopard, Red Wolf is already being adapted into a movie Read more

Books

Editor Whitney French's book of creative non-fiction challenges the monolith of what it means to be Black in Canada Read more

Books

Angie Thomas.JPG

Anissa Photography

As her new book On The Come Up hits shelves, the American novelist discusses the state of rap, Kanye West and women's fight for inclusion in the genre Read more

Books

you-know-you-want-this-roupenian.jpg

Elisa Roupenian Toha

The characters in Kristen Roupenian's fascinating short story collection, You Know You Want This, make one bad decision after another Read more

Books

TeganAndSara-whitewall.jpg

Pamela Littky

Five fiction and five non-fiction releases that promise to pack a political punch Read more

Books

Toronto_Reference_Library-EnochLeung.jpg

Enoch Leung/Wikimedia Commons

Mystery thrillers, Trump gossip, the Giller Prize winner, driving and decluttering guides and a certain patriarchy-loving local prof were widely read this year Read more

Books

Two-spirit/Indigiqueer author draws majesty and exuberance from trauma in his break-out novel Jonny Appleseed Read more

Books

  • Books-IFOA-2016-Tanja-Tiziana.jpg

    Photographer: Tanja-Tiziana Burd