An image of the author Michael Crummey, beside the cover of his latest novel
'It Is My Responsibility As A Parent': An Interview with Michael Crummey

The author of The Adversary on writing in the Anthropocene, crafting an unforgivable villain, and taking your place in the protest line. 

a patient does a dance under the spotlight created by her doctor's laryngoscope
The Favourite Patient

Likeability? That’s for losers. Or so I thought, until I developed an unexplained chronic illness, and winning my doctors' approval became intertwined with my well-being.

An image of Zalika Reid Benta and the cover of her novel, River Mumma
'I Have This Thing About Water': An Interview with Zalika Reid-Benta

The author of River Mumma on the demonization of traditional medicines, cities as characters, and quarter-life crises. 

collage of non-binary author Isle McElroy and cover art of their novel People Collide
‘I Prefer Sitting in the Splash Zone of Cruelty’: An Interview with Isle McElroy

The author of People Collide on body swaps, Gender Vertigo, and cruelty as a path to honesty.

An image of author Claudia Dey, in a black blouse and black leather pants, sitting on a table, beside the cover of her book Daughter
‘The More Sheared a Line, the More Life It Can Hold’: An Interview with Claudia Dey

The author of Daughter on writing as channeling, emails as gunfire, and emotional math. 

An illustration of Chantal Braganza smiles on a background of blue
Berry Season

The bush pricked everyone’s fingers and provided handfuls of blush-red fruit for the price, if you were willing to pay it. Every summer I lived in that house I was glad to.

An illustration of Boris Karloff glares at the camera
A Tight Collar and Plenty of Gin

How the actor Boris Karloff obscured his Anglo-Indian roots and reinvented himself into an icon of Hollywood horror.

An image of couples reaching towards storks carrying babies, on a backdrop of a blue sky with fluffy clouds.
Waiting Room

How hopeful parents' struggles with a major Canadian surrogacy agency illustrate the need for regulation.

different panes of glass
The Policy Says

The manager takes me into the back room to explain the company ethos and the role. Each neighborhood store should feel like just that, a neighborhood store, she says, reading from the brochure.