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…

Book of the Week: Shrewed

Shrewed Elizabeth Renzetti 9781487003043 | $22.95 CAD PB | 304 pp. | Available Now House of Anansi Press (distributed by UTP) Elizabeth Renzetti is no stranger to the publishing and journalism scene. A columnist for the Globe & Mail, author of bestseller Based on a True Story, and veteran reporter, Renzetti is making waves with her latest…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: TOUGH GUYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

Even though gender roles and norms have become less rigid in recent years, there is still a lot to be said for how much emotion the average Joe (or Matt or Eric or Justin) is “allowed” to show. Boys, although their wardrobe and occupational choices may have changed, are still largely relegated to keeping their…