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How I Wrote It

Why Anakana Schofield wrote an extraordinary novel about ordinary people

The acclaimed Irish-Canadian author discusses how she wrote Bina, a work of experimental fiction.

Dionne Brand wins $20K Trillium Book Award for poetry collection The Blue Clerk

Miriam Toews, Claudia Dey and Gwen Benaway among the 2019 finalists for annual prize which recognizes excellence in writing by authors in Ontario.
How I Wrote It

Why Ziya Tong wants readers to open their minds and enter The Reality Bubble

The science journalist, author and Canada Reads 2019 winning panellist discusses writing a nonfiction book about how we see the world around us.
How I Wrote It

Why Téa Mutonji wanted her first short story collection to challenge what diverse literature is supposed to be

The Scarborough, Ont.-based author discusses her short story collection, Shut Up, You're Pretty.

Dionne Brand, Miriam Toews and Claudia Dey among finalists for $20K Trillium Book Award

There are five books on the English-language shortlist, which recognizes the best writing from Ontario-based authors.

Do you have what it takes to be a comic book writer? Marvel's Chip Zdarsky offers 7 tips

The writer and illustrator, who has worked on Daredevil, Spider-Man, Jughead and more, talks about how to make it in the comic book industry.

Cathal Kelly's memoir Boy Wonders wins $15K Leacock Medal for humour writing

The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour celebrates the year's funniest Canadian book.
How I Wrote It

Why Alicia Elliott challenges us all to think critically about trauma, oppression and racism in Canada

The Haudenosaunee author discusses how she wrote essay collection A Mind Spread Out On The Ground.
In Conversation

Michael Redhill on life after winning the Giller Prize — why he returned to his poetry roots

The award-winning novelist and poet discusses the power of poetry, his new collection Twitch Force and what winning $100,000 has done for his career.
My Life In Books

Dance choreographer Sara Porter on the Lydia Davis book that made her mind move

The Toronto artist and star of CBC's The Move on why The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis inspires and stokes her creativity.
How I Wrote It

Chantal Gibson on decolonizing minds through poetry

The poet discusses how she wrote debut poetry collection How She Read.
How I Drew It

How Jay Odjick illustrated the Robert Munsch picture book Bear for Breakfast

The Algonquin artist discusses teaming up with the iconic storyteller to create a children's book that reflects Indigenous decor and language.
How I Wrote It

Why David Bezmozgis writes about his Eastern European heritage and being an immigrant to Canada

The award-winning author and filmmaker discusses his latest short story collection, Immigrant City.
In Conversation

Cory Doctorow on Radicalized, the problem with superheroes and writing speculative fiction in a jaded world

The Canadian sci-fi author, blogger and activist on how our present influences how we write about the future.
How I Wrote It

Nilofar Shidmehr's short story collection demands empathy for others

Divided Loyalties follows the lives of the Iranian diaspora in the Middle East and Canada.