September, the season of beginnings, new notebooks, renewed energy for work, and for some, the new year. If you are still Covid working from home, the satirical poems below might […]
Remember Mark Sampson and his novel about comfort women in Korea, Sad Peninsula? He agreed to interview writer Ron Schafrick, whose first collection of short stories, Interpreters (Oberon 2013), is […]
Each season, Canadian Writers Abroad likes to feature a poet. Today we have two prose poems from Robert Hilles, who with his wife Rain, divides his time between Nanaimo, BC […]
Kim Echlin’s novel, Speak Silence, draws on the testimonies of the Muslim women of Foča.
Review of A Town Called Solace, Alfred A. Knopf Canada (a division of Penguin Random House Canada) 2021, hardcover, 288 pages.Reviewed by Debra Martens. Crow Lake has its ponds, Road […]
My initial reaction to The Night Piece: Collected Short Fiction (Penguin Random House Canada 2020), the most recent book by André Alexis, was this: imagine that you are having the […]
Tim Martin reviews Two Trees Make a Forest
Barbara Sibbald on her mysterious discovery.
Nick Coghlan reviews Magdalena — River of Dreams by Wade Davis
“To the north [of the mouth of the Río Magdalena], beyond a sea of golden clouds, the Caribbean sky fades to lapis blue in the falling light. To the west, […]
Book review by Louise Ells
“Art loved being a high rigger . . . . He loved being up in the trees, high above everyone and everything. Once he reached the top he’d settle back […]
What makes a house a home? Review of Open House by Jane Christmas.
Book review by Roberta Walker
Jane Christmas made the switch from journalism to books while still in Canada, and has continued to write from her home abroad, which has been in the suburbs of Bristol […]
Book review by Mark Sampson
Last week Canadian Writers Abroad reported on writers who opted to stay put. This week we hear from those whose plans were interrupted by COVID-19. D. W. Wilson had plans […]
Back in March when Canadian travellers were urged to come home, I thought of the small community of Canadian writers living abroad. Would they stay or go? As Antony Millen […]
Photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo and author Mark Frutkin have collaborated on a book that is a reminder of what Italians must miss during the Coronavirus shut-down of public places: Where Angels […]
The drones placed an explosive device on the roof of the house, hovered upwards, to about four metres above, and paused with their robot arms dangling like wet, dead spider […]
Dawn Doig (nee Young), author of children’s books, currently lives in Cameroon. Hailing from Victoria, BC, her life abroad began in 1997, when she went as an audiologist to Vietnam […]
Sonia Tilson reviews Beyond Vision by Allan Jones (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018, 311 pages, hardcover). In this extraordinary autobiography, Beyond Vision (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2018), Allan Jones describes how he […]
Her Heart Still Beats in New Brunswick: Interview with Carolyn Gammon by Gabriella Goliger Carolyn Gammon’s writing career and life journey defy categorization. Her author portfolio includes steamy lesbian poetry […]
Fault Line Once in Iceland I stretched my arms between the continental divide Bumpy black igneous rock tangible crevice Going home Coming home always in between My heart a fault-line […]