Biographies d’écrivains, de poètes et de dramaturges

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Through vivid short stories and rich poetry, Nicola I. Campbell deftly weaves an extraordinary memoir about what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of Indian Residential Schools. | Captivating ...

Tiff

“Once before I die, I hope to know I’ve been heard. That’s all. ” —Timothy Findley. Tiff: A Life of Timothy Findley is the first full biography of one of Canada’s foremost writers (The Wars, ...

Imagining Anne

The beautiful, personal, original scrapbooks from Anne of Green Gables author L. M. Montgomery are finally available. Reflecting Montgomery’s youth and optimism, these full-colour pages cover the period ...

Wisdom in Nonsense

With generosity and wry humour, novelist Heather O’Neill recalls several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father: memories and stories about how crime does pay, why one should never keep ...

Travels by Night

Travels by Night, long a national bestseller, is George Fetherling’s account of surmounting every obstacle as a despised minority to become a fixture in Canadian culture. A book with a broad cast of ...

Intersecting Sets

Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sciences ...

Prodigal Daughter

A deep-seated questioning of her inherited religion resurfaces when Myrna Kostash chances upon the icon of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica. A historical, cultural and spiritual odyssey that begins in Edmonton, ...

In Bed with the Word

While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation ...

The Only Snow in Havana

In one of the earliest published works by the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, Elizabeth Hay, in her graceful, poetic style, collects a series of reflections on life, identity, history, and love, ...

The Force of Vocation

Adele Wiseman was a seminal figure in Canadian letters. Always independent and wilful, she charted her own literary career, based on her unfailing belief in her artistic vision. In The Force of Vocation, ...