Category Archives: Interviews

A Spooky Q&A, with Peter Counter (Be Scared of Everything)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Peter Counter is the author of the essay collection Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays (Invisible Publishing, 2020), which combines pop culture criticism and narrative memoir, with exacting wit, heart, and humour. “Counter’s brilliant […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Sydney Hegele (The Pump)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Sydney Hegele’s debut The Pump (Invisible Publishing, 2021) was a finalist for the 2022 Trillium Book Award and winner of a 2022 ReLit Award. “What a strange surprising delight this collection was… […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Samantha Garner (The Quiet is Loud)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Samantha Garner’s debut The Quiet is Loud (Invisible Publishing, 2021) was a finalist for the 2022 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. “The Quiet is Loud is a novel about the mystical and supernatural, a […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Erica McKeen (Tear)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Erica McKeen’s Tear has been a spooky season fave with booksellers across the country! “Tear is a melodious novel reckoning with adolescence, the complexities of home and the body. Mckeen’s protagonist, Frances James, […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Francine Cunningham (God Isn’t Here Today)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Francine Cunningham chats about the experience of writing her debut short story collection, God Isn’t Here Today. “Cunningham is uniquely funny even through homophobia, whorephobia, death and aching loneliness… Opening this collection […]

One Good Question: Seyward Goodhand and Andrew Forbes

Photo of Andrew Forbes and Seyward Goodhand with post title One Good Question in a speech bubble between them.

One Good Question is a series in which two authors ask each other a single question. In this installment, Andrew Forbes and Seyward Goodhand talk about literary neighbourhoods, eating artichokes with Doris Lessing, and do their best to squeeze in more questions. Andrew Forbes: Genre tags are, of course, problematic. At best they’re reductive, and at […]

“It’s The Sort of Story That I Want to be Creating”: An Interview with Nedda Sarshar

Toronto-based writer and filmmaker Nedda Sarshar speaks with InvisiBlog’s guest editor Amanda Ghazale Aziz on figuring out what format works best for each story, learning how to write scripts, and working on documentaries. Amanda Ghazale Aziz: The fact that most writers write beyond one genre and form is obvious, but it’s something I’ve been interested […]

“I Never Used to Write About Anything Close to Home”: An Interview with Chris Bailey

Poet, fisherman, and author of What Your Hands Have Done (Nightwood Editions, 2018) Chris Bailey speaks with Invisiblog guest editor Amanda Ghazale Aziz about obligations, family, and writing in second person. Amanda Ghazale Aziz: How was the move back to Prince Edward Island? Chris Bailey: It’s always strange coming back. I remember hearing it takes […]

“It is Not Enough to Merely Bear Witness to the Conditions of the World”: An Interview with Abdullah Shihipar

Providence-based writer and researcher Abdullah Shihipar talks ever-changing relationships to writing, community organizing, and working in multiple genres with InvisiBlog’s guest editor Amanda Ghazale Aziz.Amanda Ghazale Aziz: You were a writer before you were an organizer— you’ve mentioned to me before that writing took a backseat during the years you were the president of the […]

Asking Many, Many Questions: An Interview with Yilin Wang

Yilin Wang, poet, writer, and editor talks #RacisminCanLit, Wuxia, and writing-life balance with Invisiblog guest editor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Shazia Hafiz Ramji: What are you working on right now? Yilin Wang: I’m currently writing a fantasy novel. It’s inspired by a Chinese fiction genre known as wuxia, which is commonly translated into “martial arts fiction” […]