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Editor’s View: Night Watch

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To mark the publication of Night Watch: The Vet Suite, editor Leigh Nash reflects on the surprising outcome of an editorial query and the benefits of being proven wrong. I have a confession to make: I was wrong. On one of my first reads through Gillian Wigmore’s Night Watch, specifically what is now the middle… Continue Reading Editor’s View: Night Watch

Note on Baseball Card Promotion

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Recently, the Invisible promo team decided to include packs of 1980s playing cards along with preordered copies of Andrew Forbes’s new book, The Only Way Is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game. This was intended to be a promotional item to incentive purchases. What we failed to consider… Continue Reading Note on Baseball Card Promotion

Best Canadian Music Writing 2020

Image: After Hours by The Weeknd album cover compiled by Del Cowie, Invisible’s intrepid Bibliophonic editor In this year of all years, with a global pandemic and the unrelenting brutality of anti-Black racism undeniably at top of mind, music has provided solace and comfort and has proved to be a bonding and resilient force. Obviously,… Continue Reading Best Canadian Music Writing 2020

Poets Who Have Won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

The Writers’ Trust of Canada recently announced the winner of the annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Originally established by Robin Pacific, the prize is presented to an emerging Canadian writer who is part of the LGBTQ community. Over the years, an impressive number of poets have received the prize, so we thought we’d celebrate… Continue Reading Poets Who Have Won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

8 Books to Get You in the Spirits

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Come closer! Be Scared of Everything, by media critic, Peter Counter—and host of Friday Night Fright Club on Instagram!—is available to order. If you’re a fan of all-things-horror, you’ll be deeply entertained and wholly validated. If you’re new to the genre, we can’t imagine a better primer or guide. Beneath these essays lies a warm,… Continue Reading 8 Books to Get You in the Spirits

Five Novels That’ll Raise Your Blood Pressure

A list of five books that delve into horror-tinged family experiences. Image features a black and white close-up photo of a person holding hands to their face.

This October, we’ll publish our first translation, the psychological family thriller Daniil and Vanya, by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, translated from the original French by Giller Prize finalist Michelle Winters. Chatelaine calls it an “unflinching psychological horror story, both sinister and awe-inspiringly good.” Read an excerpt here. Pre-order the book now, and in the meantime, check out some other titles that delve… Continue Reading Five Novels That’ll Raise Your Blood Pressure

County Heirlooms Contributor Map

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So what if Sandbanks is full? We’ve put together a Google map to help you find many of the contributors featured in County Heirlooms: Recipes and Reflections from Prince Edward County. This map features farmers, chefs, restaurants, and other producers of delicious things. We hope you’ll visit them in person as their opening hours permit… Continue Reading County Heirlooms Contributor Map

Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

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Actions speak louder than words, but we hope the two can be complementary. If you’ve arrived on this website looking to purchase an Invisible book, we ask that you also consider purchasing a book by a Black Canadian author. We’ve provided a list below to get you started. This list is not meant to be… Continue Reading Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

A list of books for swimmers or about swimming

“In water, like in books—you can leave your life.” ― Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water A collection of books about bodies of water and those who swim them. The Last Wave by Gillian Best (House of Anansi)The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and… Continue Reading Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers