Author of the week: Roxane Gay

Author, social critic, and prolific feminist Roxane Gay will be making an appearance at McGill University as part of the 2018 Beatty Memorial Lecture Series. Gay’s body of work includes novels, essays, short story collections, and a memoir—all of it powerful and poignant explorations of our culture and society today. She often explores her Haitian…

Author of the Week: Rebecca Solnit

Call Them By Their True Names Rebecca Solnit 9781608469468| $23.95 CAD PB | 166 pp. | Available Now Haymarket Books, distributed by PGC You’ve probably heard of Rebecca Solnit. She’s the wry and insightful author of books like Men Explain Things to Me, The Mother of All Questions, and Hope in the Dark. Rebecca writes about topics we…

AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: DONNA LEON

The brain behind the Comissario Brunetti is back with another case — The Waters of Eternal Youth. Brunetti has investigated everything from the salacious to petty pick pockets, but in this, the 25th novel in the celebrated series, his case may not be a case at all.   Originally born and raised in New Jersey,…

AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: VALERIA LUISELLI

Born in Mexico City, raised in South Africa and now living in New York City, Valeria Luiselli has been hailed by London’s Daily Telegraph as “an extraordinary new literary talent.” Her work, which has been widely translated, has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Granta, and McSweeney’s, and her debut novel, Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press, 2014) was…