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Joshua Whitehead takes on CanLit

In ‘Making Love With the Land,’ Whitehead moves between genres and languages in a series of essays that open up a whole new window on the meaning of Canadian literature
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What do you do when your mother is Miriam Toews?

Debut novelist Georgia Toews is carving her own literary path, with some sage advice from her celebrated parent

Meet the muses behind Robert Munsch’s most iconic stories

They were the kids who inspired some of the legendary author’s best-loved stories. Now, they’re all grown up.
Sarah Polley in her home office in Toronto. (Photograph by Sarah Bodri)

Heather O’Neill on Sarah Polley

Polley became famous when she was 11. Her story’s gone untold–until now.
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Giller Prize-winning author Omar El Akkad’s powerful writing is making a mark

The Egyptian-Canadian author is turning journalistic savvy into literary clout. He’s on this year’s Maclean’s Power List.
Sheila Heti (Photograph by Carmen Cheung)

Sheila Heti redefines what a novel can be

The author set out to write a book ‘that no one can say what it’s about.’ And possibly created a whole new genre.
Bob and Jean walk eastward on Bloor Street after a morning run (Photograph by Cole Garside)

How the most connected man in Toronto came back from death

Bob Ramsay’s memoir explains how he survived a brush with death–for love
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An idiosyncratic survey of great Canadian reads

Randy Boyagoda’s picks for CanLit to curl up with this winter
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How CanLit was born

Brave publishers, great books and Canada’s newfound affluence combined to set the scene for the CanLit explosion of the late ’60s

How the Steven Galloway affair became a CanLit class war

A petition. A counter-petition. Apologies. Accusations. Canada’s most beloved authors have found themselves embroiled in an ugly controversy