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October 19, 2013 — NorthernLife.ca spoke to Sudbury-based playwright and author Matthew Heiti about how his debut novel The City Still Breathing, deals with death (the book does, after all, open with an unidentified dead body found on the side of the highway) and the life cycle of the city:

October 21, 2013 — Matthew Heiti, the author of The City Still Breathing as well as the playwright behind Mucking in the Drifts (running October 31—November 10 at the Sudbury Theatre Centre), joined Markus Schwabe, host of CBC Sudbury's Morning North to talk ab

October 28, 2013 — Tamara Faith Berger (Maidenhead, Little Cat) spoke to She Does the City's Nico Mara-McKay about writing for female audiences versus male audiences, and how she feels reactions to writing about women's sexuality and desire have changed over the years:

October 23, 2013 — To coincide with his appearance at the Ottawa Writers Festival, David O'Meara discussed his latest poetry collection A Pretty Sight on CBC Ottawa's All in a Day program. O'Meara and host Alan O'Neal discuss how his poems engage with the topic of art in various stages of creation, from writers' block and the potential for art that hasn't yet been created ('The Tennis Courts in Winter') to the politics of post-war art looting in Iraq ('Loot').

October 29, 2013 — Matthew Heiti, author of The City Still Breathing, which centres around the disappearance of a dead body found on the highway near Sudbury, spoke to Open Book Toronto as a part of their Writers as Readers series. A sampling of his responses:

The team at Coach House would like to send a huge thanks to all the audience members and performers who were at October 23's Vaza-launch for Sarah Liss's book, Army of Lovers. It was a book launch like no other, with more energy and fun than we could have ever expected. Everyone we spoke to in the audience thought it was one of the best book launches they'd ever been to.

October 24, 2013 — After asking Canadians to name a novel that could change Canada, CBC Canada Reads has winnowed down thousands of recommendations to just forty books — and Coach House titles Monoceros by Suzette Mayr and Stunt by Claudia Dey are among them.

If you weren't able to make it to our eighties-themed Fall 2013 Launch at The Garrison in Toronto, we're sorry: you missed out on a super-rad time. But Tracy Kyncl has written a detailed review of the event for The Puritan, and we've got video (although it's digital, not Betamax) of readers Stephen Collis, Jordan Scott, Jon Paul Fiorentino and Matthew Heiti. It's the next best thing to revving up the ol' DeLorean and going back in time.

In the new Exploded Views title Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro, cultural journalist Sarah Liss collects stories from and about the people who knew and loved Toronto artist, DJ, activist and impresario Will Munro. Below, using excerpts from the book, we illustrate some of the significant moments in Munro's dynamic, accomplished and much-too-short life.