Kerry Clare writes of the title character of Andrew Battershill's debut novel, Pillow: '[t]he name is an example of the book's natural, unique weirdness, which combines surrealism and crime fiction ... [t]he humour of this novel is also effortless and clear.'
In the wake of BUTCHER's lauded reception at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary in 2014, Nicolas Billon's latest play is being produced across the country, proving the popularity - in Billon's hands, at least - of contemporary takes on ancient Greek themes.
A round of applause for Andy McGuire, who after a well-fought battle of words, won the first-ever Poetry Games against the other IFOA authors on November 1st! Andy's prize includes the chance to read at the Bookworm International Literary Festival in Beijing in March.
Helen Hajnoczky, author of the forthcoming poetry book, Magyarázni, chatted with Touch the Donkey about an excerpt, from that project, "Four Poems from Bloom and Martyr," writing practices, cultural identity and poetic influence.
All Lit Up's Lisa de Nikolits chatted with Andrew Battershill about his debut novel, Pillow, as part of a multi-part interview series with 'Emerging Canadian Writers.' They talk theme, French Surrealism, and the magic of reading.
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