Feature Friday: Kith by Divya Victor

Either as a way of knowing or being known; either by the way a “we” exists or does not when we are not home; either as targets or by treason; either as a question of resemblance or in answer to a name: kith.   For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring […]

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Changing the Game: In Conversation with Chelene Knight

Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

Chelene Knight’s new book, Dear Current Occupant, is a creative nonfiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In this critically-acclaimed book, which Carleigh Baker calls “a love song to East Vancouver”, Knight uses a variety of forms including letters, essays and poems, and reflects on her […]

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Feature Friday: Blood Fable by Oisín Curran

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are very excited to bring you an excerpt from Oisín Curran’s award-winning novel, Blood Fable. Winner of the 2018 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, Blood Fable tells the story of a utopian community on the verge of collapse. The charismatic leader’s authority teeters as his followers come […]

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And the winner is….. Oisín Curran

Book*hug is pleased to share the wonderful news that Oisín Curran, author of Blood Fable, is the winner of the 2018 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award! Oisín received the prize at the 10th annual Atlantic Book Awards Gala on Thursday, May 10, in Halifax, NS. Managed by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, the $25,000 […]

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Stranger than Fiction: In Conversation with Jacob Wren

Jacob Wren’s latest book, Authenticity is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART, is a compelling hybrid of history, memoir, and performance theory. It tells the story of the interdisciplinary performance group PME-ART and their ongoing endeavour to make a new kind of highly collaborative theatre dedicated to the fragile but essential act of “being yourself […]

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Feature Friday: The Nonnets by Aaron Giovannone

The Nonnets by Aaron Giovannone

For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Aaron Giovannone’s latest collection: The Nonnets, a book-length sequence of “nonnets”—nine-line poems that Giovannone handles with ruthless dexterity. Capturing transformations from first dates to goodbye texts, from mama’s boy to unrepentant shoplifter, from post-industrial downtown to eleventh-century Italian monastery, these […]

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Feverish: In Conversation with Mallory Tater

Vancouver poet Mallory Tater’s debut poetry collection, This Will Be Good, tells the story of a young woman’s burgeoning femininity as it brushes up against an emerging eating disorder. As the difficulties of her disease reveal themselves, they ultimately disrupt family relationships and friendships. These poems deftly bear witness to the performance of femininity and […]

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