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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

“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.”

Contest: Win Lands and Forests by Andrew Forbes

“Andrew Forbes’ Lands and Forests shows us what the short story was made to do: delight us, surprise us, and prompt us to more fully recognize ourselves.” Johanna Skibsrud, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of The Sentimentalists We’re giving away Lands and Forests, the second short story collection by Andrew Forbes! Here’s how to enter for… Continue Reading Contest: Win Lands and Forests by Andrew Forbes

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

Mistaken Longings: When I Write of Calcutta, I Don’t Write of “Home”

Victoria Memorial, Calcutta, India. Dec 25 2011.   “I have a question,” a middle aged man says, his bald pate shiny against the afternoon light filtering into the Lakeside Terrace room at Harbourfront Center. We are at “Safar: Journeys to South Asia” panel of Toronto International Festival of Authors. He addresses the authors, “Do you… Continue Reading Mistaken Longings: When I Write of Calcutta, I Don’t Write of “Home”

Five Questions with Writer Jael Richardson

Jael Richardson (photo credit: Arden Wray) Jael chats with #Invisibooks about CanLit, why the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) feels like fun and not work, her call to writing, tips on how to be an ally and her forthcoming new book Gutter Child (woohoo!). Tamara Jong: Jael, It’s just past year three of FOLD. You… Continue Reading Five Questions with Writer Jael Richardson

Father’s Day Sale: DAD PACKS

This Father’s Day, we’ve got your gift-giving needs covered: shop our two-book Dad Packs, where the books are 50% off in print or digital form, until the end of June! We’ve got a nonfiction pairing and a fiction pairing to satisfy any reader. Get shopping!

Five questions with writer Tyler Hellard

It’s NHL playoff time, so we caught up with writer Tyler Hellard to chat about his new novel, Searching for Terry Punchout (to be released October 15th, 2018) coming out with Invisible Publishing. Tyler talks about why an awful read inspired his book, what hockey great he’d love to see reading it and why his… Continue Reading Five questions with writer Tyler Hellard

Interview with Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible Publishing

Invisible Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Picton, Ontario. The press began in 2007 with Robbie MacGregor, Nic Boshart, and Megan Fildes and they wanted to publish cool, contemporary Canadian books that were cheap and looked awesome. The mandate has not appeared to change from its inception to now. In… Continue Reading Interview with Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible Publishing