We've been speaking to some of Canada's best authors — and are learning a lot from what they've read and inspires them to write.
We've interviewed Two-Spirit Oji-Cree writer Joshua Whitehead, who won the 2021 Canada Reads contest for his novel Jonny Appleseed; Halifax-based, Lagos-born writer Francesca Ekwuyasi on her explorations of queer identity and urban life through fiction; and Vancouver's own Jen Sookfong Lee, who unpacks cultural belonging through prose, from childhood classics to contemporary favourites.
If you're in search of a reading list that explores the world beyond your pandemic locale, explore the stunning fiction that these authors unfurl.
In This Series
The Two-Spirit Oji-Cree writer is a freshly-minted Canada Reads finalist. Here, we find out what he reads.
Her debut novel brims with delicious food, erotic longing and profound heartache. As do her bookshelves.
The Vancouver author has a trio of new releases on the way, but somehow finds time to read: ‘I like things that are weird.’
The author is processing the end of ‘Trickster’ but has ideas for the future: ‘I could write a trashy band council romance.’
The London-born poet and activist makes a case for transporting yourself to another realm.
The author, always an avid writer, found an instant readership when she began publishing in her 60s.
The Vancouver-based pop culture critic is all about ‘writing women and people of colour back into history.’ And soap operas.
We got the scoop on what the award-winning author is reading (and what ice cream she’d pair it with).
The author of 'The Day the World Stops Shopping' rejects breezy takeaways. So what’s he reading?
The Syrian Canadian novelist likes a lush setting, dark plot and conflicted characters. And cursing.
The Indigenous owner of Massy Books says opening a bookstore helped her learn where she came from and showed her where she belongs.
The financial columnist reflects on the books that inspired his cryptocurrency picaresque, ‘Once a Bitcoin Miner.’