From The Testaments to Ian Williams's Giller Prize winner, this year gave us exceptional novels from veteran writers and rising stars Read more


Kay Kassirer

Vancouver sex worker and spoken-word poet Kay Kassirer edited an anthology to share the highs, lows and unique takes on the oft-maligned profession Read more


Despite being unfinished, The Beautiful Ones manages to be an eclectic, well-crafted volume of autobiographical fragments Read more


No matter what he says, he believes what he says when he says it Read more


Ian Williams Giller Prize 2019

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The jury hailed the Vancouver author's Brampton-set debut novel as a poignant and hilarious exploration of race, class, gender and geography Read more




At the Reel Asian Film Festival, the Japanese-Canadian author adds another dimension to the internment camp experience Read more

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Barry Honey Sherman

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Toronto Star reporter Kevin Donovan's book about the murders of Honey and Barry Sherman is full of fascinating detail but short on hard answers Read more

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Gelek Badheytsang

Hundreds gathered outside the Palmerston branch Tuesday to protest an event featuring anti-trans writer Meghan Murphy Read more


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Pj Accetturo

Increasing corporate domination of the publishing world has made it harder for homegrown titles to standout – in stores and online Read more

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Zach Ruiter

The move follows a heated Toronto Public Library board meeting that attracted more than 120 people Read more


The British Columbia-based author's historical fiction challenges stereotypical ideas of the Iranian capital as a monolithic Islamic place that’s especially oppressive to women Read more


Pride Parade 2019

Samuel Engelking

Pride's board of directors has released an open letter warning the library that "there will be consequences to our relationship for this betrayal" Read more

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Toronto Public Library

Alicia Elliott, Carrianne Leung and Catherine Hernandez call on the TPL to cancel event featuring Meghan Murphy due to the writer's views on trans people Read more


Connor Willumsen's Bradley Of Him goes on a hallucinatory journey with an Oscar-obsessed actor determined to train for a Lance Armstrong biopic Read more


Salman Rushdie

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

The famed author's Booker-shortlisted Quichotte encompasses the opioid crisis, reality TV and the end of the world Read more


Adnan Khan

Magida El-Kassis

The Toronto author's debut novel There Has To Be A Knife explores how trauma and masculinity converge in relationships Read more


The American essayist's debut novel tackles the legacy of slavery with a fast-paced comic-book treatment Read more


Graeme Gibson

Dennis Minty

The late author and Canadian literature champion was a shining example of kindness, thoughtfulness and political passion Read more


The busiest time of year for book lovers includes the 40th annual Toronto International Festival of Authors, appearances by Naomi Klein, Zadie Smith, Jia Tolentino and more Read more


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Jeff Mermelstein

In We Are The Weather, the author makes a powerful moral case for eating no animal products before dinner as a personal climate-change mitigation strategy Read more


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