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

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

An Interview with Stacey May Fowles

By Erin Wunker Stacey May Fowles is an critic, essayist and novelist. She is the author of the novels Be Good (Tightrope, 2007), Fear of Fighting (Invisible, 2008), and Infidelity (ECW, 2013.) Her bylines include The Walrus, the National Post, Quill and Quire, Hazlitt, and Toronto Life, and she regularly writes … Continue reading

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

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

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

An Interview with Chelsea Rooney

By andrea bennett Chelsea Rooney holds a BFA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her debut novel, Pedal, recounts the story of 25-year-old counselling psychology student Julia Hoop. Hoop’s in-progress master’s thesis explores the … Continue reading

An Interview with Lee Maracle

By Brecken Hancock BH: In an interview with Kit Dobson and Smaro Kamboureli, in Producing Canadian Literature: Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace, you discuss critical approaches to your work: “I take on hard subjects, you know, and I’m accused … Continue reading

Interview with Lucas Crawford, CWILA’s 2015 Critic-in-Residence

By Libe García Zarranz LGZ: It is an absolute treat to interview Lucas Crawford as CWILA’s new critic-in-residence. Lucas, welcome to CWILA! It has been a few weeks since you were announced as the organization’s 2015 critic-in-residence. Tell us about … Continue reading

Some Thoughts on Reading CWILA Interviews Pitched by External Contributors

By andrea bennett and Tina Northrup The CWILA interviews section is a robust venue for fostering public commentary and conversation about gender in review culture, artistic practice, and literary cultures in Canada. Racialization, ethnicity, and sexuality have become prominent topics … Continue reading