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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:39am

Based in Halifax, Ian Colford writes short fiction, novels, and literary criticism. His first book, the short fiction collection Evidence (Porcupine’s Quill, 2008), won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize, the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and the ReLit Award. Since then, he has gone on to publish two novels. His second book of short fiction will appear with Nimbus in 2019.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:26am

Lesley Crewe is the author of ten novels, including Relative Happiness (Nimbus Publishing, 2005), which has been adapted as a major motion pictureMary Mary (Nimbus Publishing, 2016); and Beholden (Nimbus Publishing, 2018).

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:20am

Stephanie Domet is the author of two novels, Homing (Invisible Publishing, 2007), which won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and Fallsy Downsies  (Invisible Publishing, 2013), which won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award. She also writes non-fiction for publications across Canada, including The Coast, Quill & Quire, and The National Post.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:05am

Gerri Frager is a retired physician and the former director of the IWK’s Pediatric Palliative Care Service. She is also a potter and a poet. Her debut collection of poetry, Signs of Life: Images formed from Words and Clay, was published by Pottersfield Press in 2018. In the following post, she shares her thoughts on poetry, inspiration, life on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, and more.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:02am

Simon Thibault is a Halifax-based journalist, author, and producer. His first cookbook, Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Discovering Acadian Food, was published by Nimbus in 2017. In the following post, he talks to us about getting started as a writer, where he likes to write (hint: it involves a vintage table), new trends in food writing, and more. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:36am

Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author and editor of fourteen books of poetry, essays and scholarly work. Her recent title, Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Wolsak and Wynn), is a blend of creative nonfiction, archival material and poetry.

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