The through-line in Thompson’s book involves a historical inability on the part of Western culture to see Black people as fully human.
Huysmans shared his protagonist’s disgust with humanity and longed to create a new kind of literature.
The Calgary literary festival’s streaming service is one part of an ecosystem that will include online content and live events.
Griffin Poetry Prize winner Abel has crafted a cross-genre work that addresses questions of identity and the ways we are affected by past hurt.
A Borgesian story about literary posterity and the fickleness of memory, from an Australian master.
A powerful monument to what the short form is capable of from “the most influential writer of American short stories in the second half of the 20th century.”
Irish author Flattery’s novella-length story is an enthusiastic evisceration of the patriarchy and institutional pomposity.
Conrad’s story is at once a version of a doppelgänger story and an examination of repressed psychology and moral ambiguity.
From Goth Girls of Banff “You‘d think that the view of Nature as Monster so prevalent in Canadian literature would generate, as the typical Canadian animal story, a whole series of hair-raising tales about people being gnawed by bears, gored
Two stories about pleasure and pain interrogate the nature of trust and what we risk when we relinquish control.