‘Being alive is hella complex and I want art that reflects that!’: In Conversation with Mat Laporte

RATS NEST, the long-awaited debut book by Mat Laporte is a mysterious and sometimes hallucinogenic sci-fi short story collection that builds a narrative out of the complexity and dialectical uncertainty that many people feel about being alive in the 21st century. RATS NEST introduces readers to a protoplasmic, fantastical underworld, as navigated by a self-reproducing

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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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Giving Up by Mike Steeves is a Finalist for the QWF 2015 Awards!

BookThug is very pleased to announce that Mike Steeves’s first novel Giving Up is a Finalist for the Quebec Writers’ Federation 2015 Concordia University First Book Award! Yesterday, in the Montreal Gazette, Ian McGillis wrote “Steeves’ book was one of the best-reviewed Canadian debuts of recent years; many were surprised when it didn’t make the national

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