Photo of Eden Robinson by Red Works Studio

Photo of Eden Robinson by Red Works Studio


Natalie Daley (photo by John Wills), and Kathy Friedman

Natalie Daley (photo by John Wills), and Kathy Friedman

Natalie Daley and Kathy Friedman

IN CONVERSATION

INTERVIEW BY
Ieva Lucs

Ieva Lucs explores how creative expression can help open up a new world and give a voice to someone who may be having trouble speaking out in more conventional ways. She corresponded with two people who bring to the community around them the opportunity to create… [more]


Photo of Miriam Toews by Carol Loewen

Photo of Miriam Toews by Carol Loewen



Anne Zbitnew

Anne Zbitnew

Anne Zbitnew

in conversation

interview by
Hillary Rexe

Visualizing Absence: Memorializing the histories of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital grounds is an arts-based response to both the historical records and the
undocumented stories of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, now Humber College’s Lakeshore campus... [more]

 



photo of Ann-Marie MacDonald by Guntar Kravis

photo of Ann-Marie MacDonald by Guntar Kravis


Sarah Henstra

Sarah Henstra

Sarah Henstra

IN CONVERSATION

INTERVIEW BY
Melanie J. Fishbane

Mad Miss Mimic, Sarah Henstra’s new novel for young adults, is set amidst the rise of opium use in 19th-century London, with gangs battling to control the drug trade. Author Melanie J. Fishbane interviews Henstra about the book, and  its roots in classic children’s literature… [more]


photo of Helen Humphreys by Ayelet Tsabari

photo of Helen Humphreys by Ayelet Tsabari

Helen Humphreys

IN CONVERSATION

INTERVIEW BY
Jill Downie

On a recent wintry evening, readers crowded the main floor of Burlington’s A Different Drummer Books to watch mystery writer Jill Downie, interview her long-time friend Helen Humphreys. Humphreys is the award-winning author of four books of poetry, six novels, and two works of creative non-fiction… [more]


Ayelet Tsabari

In Conversation

INTERVIEW BY 
Sarah Armenia

Author and photographer Ayelet Tsabari discusses writing badass female characters, serving as an Israeli soldier and pissing people off. Plus, enjoy HLR's exclusive gallery of the author's recent trip to Israel... [more]


Zach Wells

Zach Wells

In Conversation

INTERVIEW BY 

Jacob Lee Bachinger

I met Zachariah Wells at the University of Ottawa’s Irving Layton Symposium in May of 2013 where he presented a paper on Layton’s association with the Black Mountain poets during the 1950s. At the time, not being familiar with Wells’ own poetry, I didn’t consider his discussion of a group of poets with whom he has little affinity to be odd.... [more]


Krista Foss

Krista Foss

Krista Foss

In Conversation

INTERVIEW BY 
Dana Hansen

I met with Krista Foss on an overcast day in early May 2014 at one of her favourite spots to write, the Mulberry Street Coffee House in downtown Hamilton. Over cappuccinos and date muffins, we discussed her forthcoming first novel, Smoke River, the importance of story in the struggle for identity, what she’s reading, and her plans for what comes next.… [more]


photo of Krista Bridge from Post City

photo of Krista Bridge
from Post City

Krista Bridge

Writing and Roaming

INTERVIEW BY 
KELLY HARNESS

Krista Bridge, the Rogers Writers’ Trust nominated author of The Virgin Spy and The Eliot Girls, met with HLR for the debut of our Writing and Roaming Series. We met at her Riverdale home, a warm space with a charming sky-blue kitchen floor. She discussed writing, mothers, daughters, sex, and where to find the most beautiful view of the Toronto skyline in the city… [more]


photo of Beverley Cooper by Allen McInnis

photo of Beverley Cooper
by Allen McInnis

Beverley Cooper

INTERVIEW BY 
CHRISTINA HUNTER

This interview with playwright Beverley Cooper, a 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award Nominee for Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott, followed Cooper’s reading of her 2008 play. The reading, which took place at the Humber North Writing Centre Book Club on April 4, 2013, provoked an animated response and heated discussion on the part of the audience… [more]


photo of Eufemia Fantetti by Ayelet Tsabari

photo of Eufemia Fantetti
by Ayelet Tsabari

Eufemia Fantetti

Interview by 
Christina Hunter

Eufemia Fantetti is an award winning Canadian playwright whose works have been produced in numerous venues across Canada. In 2009, she won the Event Magazine Non-Fiction Contest and, in 2012, the seventh annual Accenti Writing Contest. Her short story collection, A Recipe for Disaster and Other Unlikely Tales of Love, was released in 2013… [more]