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Author Archives: Julie

Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

Text reads: Read an Excerpt from Be Scared of Everything, a collection of horror essays by Peter County, against an orange background, plus the blue book cover.

The essays in Peter Counter’s Be Scared of Everything blend non-fiction, narrative memoir, and criticism about the horror genre, built on the premise that there is great personal value in the contemplation of entertainment and literature, especially the spooky stuff. We hope you come to find value in the macabre. In Peter’s words, this book… Continue Reading Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

Scrapbook-style image of the cover for the novel Daniil and Vanya to introduce a free excerpt.

In October 2020, we published the English translation of Daniil and Vanya, by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, translated by Michelle Winters (finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for I Am a Truck). Emma and Gregory travel to Russia to adopt a pair of twin boys. As the children become teenagers, they display a worrying lack of empathy,… Continue Reading Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Cover of book titled Searching for Terry Punchout by Tyler Hellard against a blue background overlaid by a book club stamp

Tyler Hellard was interviewed for The Athletic about his award-nominated hockey novel, Searching for Terry Punchout. Read the interview here (with subscription). We’ve included a short excerpt below. Grab your own copy of Searching for Terry Punchout during our Flash Sale! We’re selling the book from our website for just $10 (and the ebook for… Continue Reading Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Controller B & Typewriter Funk

Hey! How are you keeping? We support you doing whatever you need in order to rest, repair and renew during this trying time. It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re amazed by the projects and performances some of Invisible’s poets (and friends of) are undertaking to support their books. Below are just a few! The first… Continue Reading Controller B & Typewriter Funk

“Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”

Blog post graphic introducing a musical playlist curated by Swimmers in Winter author Faye Guenther.

Hi reader, How are you doing in these strange times? Where I live, it’s week three of a declared state of emergency, in the middle of this global pandemic (COVID-19). Wherever you are, I hope you’re doing okay, and finding ways to keep your spirit up and your heart full and your body moving. Music’s… Continue Reading “Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”

“The problems of Gilgamesh are the problems of our species.”

Book cover for Even That Wildest Hope displayed on a tablet, alongside a note announcing a free story download.

Writing this book, I looked to literatures of the past like The Epic of Gilgamesh. It emerges a mere 6,000 years ago, when humans formed city-states and organized themselves in terms of property relations. What I discovered is that even back then, the writer of the epic is concerned with our desire to dominate and… Continue Reading “The problems of Gilgamesh are the problems of our species.”

Montreal as the Fifth Character in Bindu Suresh’s 26 Knots

Years later, he would reach out for her hand as she walked, oblivious, past where he was standing on the train paused at Lionel-Groulx. By then she will have drawn the nectar from every memory, dried the fallen petals with constant thought—the slightly ridiculous sway of his hips to jazz, the kisses in her creased… Continue Reading Montreal as the Fifth Character in Bindu Suresh’s 26 Knots

New reading guides available!

What do we love most about our Invisible reading guides? They’re conversation starters written by the authors themselves — to you, the reader! We have fresh guides from Eric Schmaltz (Surfaces), Cameron Anstee (Book of Annotations), and Susannah M. Smith (The Fairy Tale Museum). Go here and click on the cover image of your choice… Continue Reading New reading guides available!