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By Audrey Thomas

Four productive decades and 17 books of fiction have secured Audrey Thomas a place in our canon, duly confirmed in 2003 by a George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2008 by her investiture into…

February 20, 2014 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Caroline Stellings

In her latest YA novel, Caroline Stellings explores questions of tolerance and self-acceptance. Set in 1979, The Manager centres on Ellie and her boxing-obsessed sister, Tina, who suffers from achondroplasia, a geneti...

September 19, 2013 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Ann Walsh

Frustrated at missing an audition for a major role in a community play, 16-year-old Darrah Patrick pulls the fire alarm at the hospital where her 11-year-old brother is recovering from an epileptic seizure. Storming d...

August 21, 2013 | Filed under: Events

By David Nickle

David Nickle’s latest novel, a thriller with fantasy elements, is overly long and has a highly convoluted plot, both of which serve to undermine the suspense. Rasputin’s Bastards involves several groups of...

August 15, 2012 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels


The second annual Lane Anderson Award was handed out in Toronto Wednesday night. The prize honours two jury-selected Canadian books “ one for adults and one for young readers “ published in the field of…

September 15, 2011 | Filed under: Book news

By Sean Dixon

Kip Flynn, the pierced and dreadlocked protagonist of Sean Dixon’s second novel for adults, makes her living selling roses, until she’s put out of business after an altercation with Pat York, son of a real...

July 26, 2011 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Charles de Lint

This may be the best time in publishing history for books featuring dragon tattoos. Charles de Lint’s latest YA fantasy novel tells the story of Jay Li, a Chicago teenager with a massive tattoo of…

January 24, 2011 | Filed under: Book news