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Keep the season’s grey days at bay with bold graphic novels by Sarah Leavitt, Peter Ricq, Mariko Tamaki, and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Sometimes the thing you need to get you through a typically overcast autumn day in Vancouver is that perfectly balanced combo of words and images that only a graphic novel can deliver.

With new collection Translated From the Gibberish, Anosh Irani grounds stories in the personal

Nostalgia holds little appeal for Anosh Irani. The notion that the past was better, after all, can turn joy to despair. “But longing, for me, is different because it leads to a search,” says the acclaimed author and playwright. “Longing for home—if you think about the search for home—it’s one of the most primitive and oldest instincts that we have.”

Somali Canadian Journalist Hassan Ghedi Santur is Touring Canada with His Latest Novel The Youth of God

Somali Canadian author Hassan Ghedi Santur is touring Canada with his latest novel, The Youth of God, published by Mawenzi House, follows a Muslim teen in Toronto as he struggles with his education and his faith.

From Vancouver to Halifax, here is the best of October’s book festival circuit

Fellow book nerds: Imagine an October where money was no object and time restraints did not exist, and you could attend as many writers’ festivals across the country as you would like.

From Craft to Art: Joanne Ramos Interview

Joanne Ramos is a mother, The Economist staff writer, and now the author of The Farm. She is one of the featured authors in Vancouver Writers Fest this October 21st to 27th.

Dreaming of Goa: Interview with Derek Mascarenhas

It was the start of Fall in Vancouver, around 6:30  pm, the time in Toronto was three hours advanced. It was the time of my phone interview with Derek Mascarenhas, author of Coconut Dreams. Our conversation started out about his experiences with Word On The Street in Toronto.

Diversity and Inclusivity Emphasized at the Vancouver Writer’s Fest

The Vancouver Writer’s Fest has always been an inclusive and nurturing space for authors and literary fans to unite. According to their site, the festival was established in 1988 and has been expanding ever since. In 2010, the festival was named “the best large literary festival in Canada” by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Emma Donoghue is Fine With Fame

Emma Donoghue strides through the doorway of a busy café in London, Ontario, her crimson hair unmissable, eyes fixed on the display case where her usual lemon square should be. After a few moments of scrutinizing the absence, she capitulates. “I’ll just have the lemon cake,” she says. “And a glass of water.”

Over 100 Authors to Take Part in This Year’s Vancouver Writers Fest

More than a hundred international and even local authors are taking part in this year’s writers festival in Vancouver, Canada. Running from Oct. 21st to 27th, the Vancouver Writers Fest will feature talks and appearances from well-known names like Emma Donoghue, Adam Gopnik, Elif Batuman, Naomi Klein, Charlotte Gray, and others.

Fall book festivals feature a harvest of great reads

This Big West Coast festival includes more than 80 events this year featuring local and international writers. The Star’s Tanya Talaga is their guest curator, programming five events. The 2019 lineup includes Naomi Klein, Maude Barlow, Alicia Elliott and Adam Gopnik on the nonfiction side; fiction fans can see Emma Donoghue, Tash Aw, Booker finalist Chigozie Obioma and Elif Batuman, among others.

Vancouver Writers Fest lineup highlights more than 100 authors

More than 100 international and local authors are set to take part in this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival, including appearances and talks by Naomi Klein, Emma Donoghue, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Adam Gopnik, Charlotte Gray, Elif Batuman, and many more.

The Fictionals team-up with acclaimed authors at Vancouver Writers Fest 2019 on October 23

The worlds of Comedy and Literature collide when The Fictionals and Vancouver Writers Fest team up for two shows on Granville Island: “Build Your Own Adventure” on October 23 and “Improv x Literature” on October 23.

Vancouver’s Top 100 Events 2019

Vancouver Writers Fest featured as one of the city’s top Art & Music Events on BizBash’s debut rankings of Vancouver’s most impactful annual meetings, galas, industry gatherings, and more.

Vancouver Writers Fest sets out issue-driven 2019 lineup

In its 32-year history, the Vancouver Writers Fest has never shied away from the Big Matters of the Day. This year’s edition of the annual October celebration is no exception.

Gladwell, Donoghue and Klein among guests at this year’s Vancouver Writers Fest

Malcolm Gladwell, Naomi Klein, and Emma Donoghue are among the featured guests just announced by the Vancouver Writers Fest. They are among more than 100 authors from around the world that will attend the event, which runs Oct. 21-27.

Gladwell and Klein headline top-drawer writers set to speak at Vancouver Writers Fest

This year’s Vancouver Writers Fest will welcome more than 100 authors from around the world. The October 21-27 event has announced its lineup and it includes some of the writing world’s biggest names.