Canadian literature

CanLit aglow thanks to Munro

Alice Munro has done Canadian literature a great favour by winning the Nobel Prize.Continue...

English department hosts Giller Prize Event

Queen’s English Department hosted their annual Giller Prize Event on Mar. 23, celebrating Queen’s alum and current writer-in-residence Omar El Akkad for his winning novel What Strange Paradise .Continue...

‘What Strange Paradise’ is timely and powerful

Omar El Akkad’s Giller Prize-winning novel What Strange Paradise is a moving tale of friendship prevailing in the face of racism, hatred, and cynicism.

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Stories and poems perfect for study breaks

Whether you’re an English major whose course load is slowly killing your love for literature or a psychology major drained from looking at statistics, here’s a list of short, reviving poems and stories to have open on a tab next to your Google Docs.Continue...

Editor discusses ‘Best Canadian Stories 2021’

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.Continue...

‘Foe’ has only become more relevant with time

Despite being released in 2018, Foe, written by Queen’s alum Iain Reid, has become more topical than ever in 2021.Continue...

Former Journal editor talks mental health in memoir

Former Queen’s Journal editor in chief Anna Mehler Paperny’s debut memoir is a deep dive into depression and the way our society fails to address it effectively.Continue...

Point / Counterpoint: Should privileged writers represent marginalized communities?

Two Journal staff discuss privilege in storytellingContinue...

Queen’s alum Omar El Akkad brings American War to campus

It's 2074: half of Louisiana’s underwater, the President of the United States has been assassinated, fossil fuels are banned and a second civil war is erupting as southern states break off to secure the remains of the coal industry.Continue...

Down Inside: a glimpse into Canadian prisons

Thousands of citizens are incarcerated in Canadian prisons every year, housed in over 200 different facilities. In his new book, Down Inside , Kingston author Robert Clark offers a glimpse into the realities of life behind these closed doors.Continue...

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