Robert Majzels: For Sure

From For Sure, France Daigle. Trans. Robert Majzels. Anansi Press, 2013.  Robert Majzels is a novelist, poet, playwright and translator. He lives in Calgary. Click on the image below to view…

France Daigle: Pour sûr

From Pour sûr. Boréal, 2011.  France Daigle is a prize-winning Acadian writer of novels and plays in French. Her novel Pour sûr not only won her first GG award, but also received the Prix…

Donald Anderson: Should You Experience an Erection Lasting More than Four Hours . . . and Further Guidance

Should You Experience an Erection Lasting More than Four Hours . . . and Further Guidance by Donald Anderson HERE’S WHAT YOU’VE HEARD: Don’t eat at a place called “Mom’s,” don’t…

Memoirs & How We Review Women’s Books

Every Thing Rustles, Jane Silcott. Anvil, 2013. Drunk Mom, Jowita Bydlowska. Doubleday Canada, 2013. by Sina Queyras “But that Montreal scene, I say, cringing.” –Sarah Hampson I had always planned to read Drunk Mom, the…

Misreadings: Jonathan Ball on Shirley Jackson

Misreadings: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House by Jonathan Ball Misreadings imagines alternative (or détourned) versions of literary and film works, and subjects these nonexistent imaginings to analysis. Let’s…

Rachel Levitsky: from The Story of My Accident is Ours

REPRIEVE The demands of our personal salvations pose the challenge. Despite our commitment to making things or perhaps because of it, we are ill-equipped to accommodate the immediate occurrences of…

Mud Is Mud: Ongoing Notes Toward An Essay On The Art Of Fiction

Clarity is not accessibility. Accessibility is not simplistic. Brevity isn’t minimalism. Oblique is often too much distance. Less is not always more. Excess is not experimental. One room needs to…

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