Author Archives: CWILA

In Conversation with Shani Mootoo

Shani Mootoo was born in Dublin, Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and moved to Canada more than thirty years ago. She is a visual artist, video maker, and fiction writer. Mootoo’s novels are Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab (Doubleday, 2014), Valmiki’s Daughter (Anansi, 2008), He … Continue reading

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Interview with Emily Donaldson

Emily Donaldson is a freelance editor and longtime book reviewer who writes for major Canadian newspapers and a number of other publications. She is also the editor of the literary and cultural quarterly Canadian Notes & Queries. Born and raised … Continue reading

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Interview with Sarah Murdoch

Sarah Murdoch writes the Toronto Star’s Arrivals column, featuring new and noteworthy books. Before joining the Star, she was managing editor of the features section for the National Post, where the Books section was one of her responsibilities; the associate … Continue reading

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An Interview with Jonathan Ball

Savanna Scott Leslie: For 2014, the reviews of yours that we counted across three publications—the Winnipeg Free Press, Lemon Hound, and THIS Magazine—put you at number 13 in our list of the most prolific reviewers in Canada. You also write, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Hiromi Goto

Hiromi Goto is the acclaimed author of the novels Chorus of Mushrooms, The Kappa Child, The Water of Possibility, Half World, and Darkest Light, as well as the short story collection Hopeful Monsters. She is also the co-author of Wait … Continue reading

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An Interview with Vivek Shraya

By Savanna Scott Leslie SSL: Your novel, She of the Mountains, is both a love story about a queer Indian man and a first-person account of the goddess Parvati’s relationship with her husband, Shiva, and their son, Ganesha. These two narratives … Continue reading

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CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts): Open Call for Interviews Editors

CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts) invites applications to join the interviews editing team. All interviews editors work on a volunteer basis, and the time commitment is roughly 5-10 hours a month. CWILA is an inclusive national literary organization … Continue reading

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FCAL (Femmes canadiennes dans les arts littéraires): Appel ouvert pour des éditeurs et éditrices d’entrevues

FCAL invite les intéressé.e.s à solliciter une place dans notre équipe d’éditeurs et d’éditrices d’entrevues. Les membres de cette équipe travaillent à titre bénévole, et la durée d’engagement consiste environ de 5 à 10 heures par mois. FCAL est une … Continue reading

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En conversation avec Catherine Lalonde, responsable du cahier Livres au Devoir

  Savanna Scott Leslie : Vous avez écrit en juin que « l’espace accordé aux livres dans notre monde médiatique en mutation s’est réduit. » Malgré cette tendance, pourquoi est-ce que Le Devoir continue à publier son cahier Livres ? … Continue reading

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My Dream of The Traveller

By Joanne Arnott In 2008, PEN Canada created a tour, Words Without Borders, to reach beyond its usual geographies by partnering with a range of local literary organizations. The tour showcased a number of exiled writers living and working in … Continue reading

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