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‘Protect your voice’- An Interview with Carleigh Baker, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Nominee

‘Protect your voice’- An Interview with Carleigh Baker, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Nominee

Carleigh Baker is a Cree-Metis/ Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Essays, PRISM International, Matrix, and The Journey Prize Anthology. She also writes reviews for the Globe and Mail, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Malahat Review. Baker is an […]

Alumna Oana Avasilichioaei Wins Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Alumna Oana Avasilichioaei Wins Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

We congratulate alumna Oana Avasilichioaei for winning her first Governor General’s Literary Award in 2017 with her translation Readopolis (Lectodôme, by Bertrand Laverdure). You can read the details here. The Prize recognizes Canada’s best English and French books in 7 categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Young People’s Literature – Text, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books and […]

‘I like to get to the guts of my characters.’ – An interview with Eden Robinson, nominee for the Giller Fiction Prize 2017

Eden Robinson is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations. Her novel Monkey Beach was nominated for The Giller Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. It received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her latest novel Son of a Trickster is also nominated for The Giller Fiction Prize. Eden is an alumna […]

‘I Write About Things I Can’t Explain’ – An Interview with Marcus Youssef, Shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize

Marcus Youssef is an alumnus of the UBC Creative Writing Graduate Program. He is best known for his work in playwriting, but also writes journalism, essays and fiction. Marcus is the recipient of many awards and he was recently shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize. We caught up with him and spoke about what it means […]