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Stacy Lee

In light of the exchange between Jully Black and Jeanne Beker during Canada Reads, we found 12 books, including Robyn Maynard's Policing Black Lives, that tell an alternative narrative to Canada's colonial history. more

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Ryan Madill

Penguin Random House Canada will launch Strange Light, a new imprint based on Hazlitt that will publish experimental fiction, in spring 2019. more

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Gerald Jenkins

The influential English punk poet is still full of piss and vinegar after five decades more

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The only dedicated comic book store in the Annex, Labyrinth Bookstore on Bloor, is closing, but its Oakville location is staying in business. more

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Samuel Engelking

The rise of Jordan Peterson, men's right activists and toxic masculinity has made the need to examine what it means to be a man all the more urgent. Canadian authors, activists and artists are finally taking a critical look at redefining masculinity. more

Culture

The R&B artist's exchange with Jeanne Beker on the CBC literary competition was pure drama, and perhaps the kind that can bring about a reckoning more

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International Festival of Authors

Poet and editor's charisma and craft impressed the judges at International Festival of Authors's 10th annual poetry competition more

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Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst is credited with mainstreaming gay fiction in the UK, but his latest book, The Sparsholt Affair, leaves the erotic adventures to the reader's imagination. more

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Author's debut memoir Heart Berries is one of 2018's buzziest books more

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The nonagenarian style icon on her new book, feminism and the need for sleeves more

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Tom Pauncz

Read the winning story from the International Festival of Authors' annual interactive storytelling competition more

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Indie publisher BookThug's temporary name change to Book*Hug contains a valuable lesson for cities and cultural institution more

Culture

Allison O’Toole's anthology of comics by women and gender non-conforming authors and illustrators is launching amidst an alt-right harassment campaign more

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The quarterly publication will cover the Caribbean country's art, style and culture from a millennial point of view more

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The actor and Weinstein accuser seems perma-triggered in her angry memoir more

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Thousands of Canadians are rejecting the idea that you can love only one person at a time. We spoke to Toronto author Jenny Yuen on why polyamory works for her more

Love and Sex

10 books to be excited about in 2018

Vu Quang Van

New books by Zadie Smith, Pussy Riot's Nadia Tolokonnikova, Kim Thúy, Uzodinma Iweala, Sheila Heti and Michael Ondaatje are on the horizon more

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The highs and lows in the CanLit scene were often one in the same this year more

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NOW contributing editor Susan G. Cole selects the year's top literary works more

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Tom Sandler

At this year’s gala, there were rumblings about weak criteria, foreign-based judges and a walk-out more

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