Tag Archives: Giller Prize

The Best (Mostly Queer) Books I Read in 2017

I recently published a lengthy post reviewing my 2017 year in books, but I thought my top eight deserved a post all to themselves. Here are my absolute favourite books that I read last year (many published in 2017, but … Continue reading

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“A Big Sky in My Heart”: A Review of Shani Mootoo’s Novel Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab

Can you imagine a more beautiful and provocative beginning to a novel than this: Surely it is a failure of our human design that it takes not an hour, not a day, but much, much longer to relay what flashes … Continue reading

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#crazyforcanlit: This Year’s Queer Offerings from the Canadian Publishing Season

So there’s kind of a fun thing happening over at the Giller Prize website. They’ve got a big, pretty picture list of all the Canadian fiction published (and yet-to-be-published) this year and are inviting people to make creative lists with … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Caribbean, Coming-of-age, Dionne Brand, Emma Donoghue, Fiction, Lesbian, Queer, Rural, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine | Tagged , | 3 Comments