In Conversation: Stephen Thomas Discusses The Jokes

Stephen Thomas’s debut book, The Jokes, is a collection of flash fiction stories full of surprises, humour and sincerity. Compared to Lydia Davis’s writing, The Jokes was shortlisted for the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors of Contemporary Literature. In a review for The Globe and Mail, Pasha Malla wrote, “The Jokes invokes those seemingly banal experiences that unexpectedly suggest

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In Conversation: Phil Hall Chats with Wanda Praamsma About his Latest Collection, Conjugation

From award-winning poet, and our own senior poetry editor, Phil Hall, comes his latest collection of poetry, Conjugation. The term “conjugation” refers to more than the obvious grammatical movement of pronouns through time (I am / you are / they will be). For, in Biology, it also refers to the transfer of information between cells. Conjugation sees an

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Spotlight on the Latest Issue of BafterC, Guest Edited by Jess Taylor

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on BafterC Vol. 8 No 1, which was guest-edited by none other than Jess Taylor, author of the acclaimed debut story collection, Pauls. This NEW MOTION ISSUE of BafterC (with bold new design!) contains work by Spencer Gordon, Chad Campbell, Phoebe Wang, Dominique Bernier-Cormier, Mat Laporte, Jessie Jones, Jesse Eckerlin, JC Bouchard,

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Spring Fiction PREVIEW: Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton

Bookthug’s Spring Fiction Preview continues with Malcolm Sutton, a Toronto-based artist, writer and Bookthug’s very own fiction editor, and his debut novel Job Shadowing. A 49th Shelf Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Fiction Selection, Job Shadowing invites readers on an original and fantastical journey through the perils of modern employment, across the self-consciousness of the echo

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Spring Poetry PREVIEW: My Dinosaur by François Turcot, Translated by Erín Moure

Photo Credit: William Benito Moure

Photo Credit: William Benito Moure In 2013, François Turcot invited readers along on an archaeological journey in search for the remnants of his father. The mode of transportation: Mon Dinosaure, Turcot’s fourth book of poetry, released that year by Quebec publisher, La Peuplade. Mon Dinosaure contains several brief, exquisite poems, dug up and dusted with

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