Quill and Quire


By Dawn Dumont

Although Glass Beads is billed as a collection of short stories, it works excellently as a panoramic, polyphonic Bildungsroman, following the lives of four Indigenous friends from the early 1990s to the late 2000s. The ... Read More »

June 12, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Cory Doctorow

In Walkaway, Cory Doctorow – author of the novel Little Brother and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing – offers a scathing critique of capitalism in the context of a near-future society in which ... Read More »

June 6, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By David Layton

In the 1930s, when many countries, including Canada, were turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, one unlikely country actively sought out these refugees: the Dominican Republic. At the Evian Conference in 1938, the Caribbean island ... Read More »

May 29, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Pasha Malla

In the wake of his father’s death, Ash, the 30-something Toronto-based host of a literary radio show, finds a single credible candidate for the position of “buddy.” Matt, who has been a more or less ... Read More »

May 29, 2017 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels