‘Fight Night’ provides a comedic and youthful perspective on family

Canadian writer Miriam Toews’ Fight Night was released last August to immediate acclaim, climbing the national bestseller list onto the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist.
February 17, 2022

‘Superhuman’ promotes empathy

“Superhuman” is a short story featured in the anthology Fresh Ink and written by Jamaican-American writer Nicola Yoon. The work explores intersectionality, prejudice, and humanity.
February 4, 2022

‘The Skin We’re In’ challenges white supremacy

On Jan. 28, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted “#WelcomeToCanada” to greet immigrants and celebrate diversity.
January 28, 2022

Omar El Akkad reflects on his writing journey

In November 2021, Queen’s graduate Omar El Akkad took home the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel What Strange Paradise.
Becoming a published author as a young person can seem impossible.
A new wave of lockdowns means more time spent at home—both a boring situation and a privilege I’ve come to appreciate immensely.
As a live-at-home Kingstonian, the end of exam season has always been awkward for me.  
Canadian writer Patricia Robertson will host a virtual short story workshop on Nov. 23 through the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL).
On Oct. 19, Best Canadian Stories 2021 was published. It’s the 51st iteration in an annual anthology series of standout short stories by Canadian authors. 
I’ve become quite interested in reading so-called ‘modern classics,’ the books published in our lifetime that have won major awards and received frequent praise online.
There was a long period following high school when I didn’t read fiction for pleasure.
In the 20 years since its release, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen has garnered a reputation as a modern literary classic—and with time, its warnings not to take those we love for granted have become more relevant than ever.  
Despite being released in 2018, Foe, written by Queen’s alum Iain Reid, has become more topical than ever in 2021.
The Kingston WritersFest is back this September.
Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet whose books of poetry are admired for their beautiful aesthetic and raw telling of relationships, sexual assault, and healing.
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) recently expanded their Reading Buddies initiative to include seniors,
The Undergraduate Review (UR), a Queen’s arts and literature-focused magazine, released their 33rd annual issue on Jun. 4th. 
Sadiqa de Meijer is a talented writer of poetry, short stories, and essays. 
The first issue of Quilt launched on May 7th. 
By Chance Alone tells the harrowing true story of Tibor “Max” Eisen’s imprisonment in concentration camps across Europe during the Holocaust. 
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