The last part of a trilogy that began with the epic Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie Macdonald’s latest novel, Adult Onset, offers an intimate portrait of a troubled past.
Julie Paul’s writing has an edge. Humour, sensuality, and a healthy measure of darkness lend the stories in The Pull of the Moon an emotional veracity.
Hip yet snarkily critical of hipness, Elyse Friedman’s The Answer to Everything is a breathtaking balancing act that’s laced with humour.
To immerse oneself in Haruki Murakami’s latest, Colorless Tsukuru Tamaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage, is to indulge in pure literary luxury. Not so colorless after all.
Limbo offers an unusually frank and unromantic view of life in contemporary Italy and a new perspective of the ongoing military engagement in Afghanistan.
These two small poetry books, both bilingual editions, carry far greater impact than their diminutive size might suggest.
Like the central character in these stories, Mireille Silcoff had to lie in bed with her head lower than her chest, trying to keep her brain from colliding with her skull.
In Palawan Story, a recent finalist for the Concordia University First Book Prize, Caroline Vu chronicles pain, love and loss.
Reviewer John Delacourt spots characters “condemned to the margins” in Marianne Ackerman’s new short fiction. Here’s his review published in the Ottawa Review of Books.
Can one still write without irony about Love, Faith and Destiny in an idyllic southern Ontario? Apparently so, if your name is André Alexis and you wrote a book called Pastoral.
Winner of the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, Sina Queyras’ MxT is a meditation on the themes of grief and loss.
Legendary portrait artist Don Bachardy is interviewed by Matthew Hays on his latest book, Hollywood, his collected renderings of Tinseltown filmmakers and actors.
Em is a big personality, wild and complex. Her wit is the bright spot in this contemporary tale of a Mumbai family coping with Em’s illness.
Sensual and fun, Lois Leveen’s novel Juliet’s Nurse is a bold reimagining of an iconic love story.
Writing about a city which has been the subject of not just modern literary narratives but of the subcontinent’s centuries-old erudite Urdu and Persian poets such as Ghalib, Mir and Amir Khusrow, could not have been easy. With diverse characters — from rich businessmen to aspirational, middle-class youth working and call-centre agents, Dasgupta manages to foreground, in original ways, Delhi’s transformational and often contradictory modernity.