• News

    Tuesday June 17th 2014

    Emma Healey: This Name Ain’t Big Enough

    “I didn’t want to be the 22-year-old Emma Healey who spent her days working at a porn factory and her nights going home to “write” (which usually consisted of spitting out 500 words, watching two hours of Netflix, drinking half a beer and passing out at 10 p.m.). I wanted to be the 28-year-old Emma Healey who probably lived in a gorgeous London flat and had the kind of straight bangs I couldn’t pull off with my hair. I wanted to be the Emma Healey who had thought of a whole book and then written it so well that people wanted to pay money to read it. I didn’t want to tell the truth.”

    ARP author Emma Healey writes about (being) the other Emma Healey for the National Post arts blog. Read the entire piece here.

  • News

    Tuesday March 18th 2014

    Leanne Simpson Recipient of Inaugural RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award

    Leanne Simpson, a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist for Indigenous Peoples has been named the recipient of the inaugural RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. Ms. Simpson was nominated for the Award by Thomas King whose book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America won the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize. Established jointly by RBC and the Taylor Prize to promote emerging talent in non-fiction, the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award consists of a $10,000 cash prize, as well as the opportunity to be mentored by the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize winner.

    “For me, Leanne Simpson was an obvious choice,” said Thomas King. “She is a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism to song-writing. She is, in my opinion, one of the more articulate and engaged voices of her generation.”

    Read the full press release here.

  • Audio

    Tuesday January 28th 2014

    Shelagh Roger’s extended conversation with Thomas King and Leanne Simpson

    ARP author Leanne Simpson and author Thomas King are interviewed by CBC’s Shelagh Rogers for The Next Chapter. Listen to the extended version of this conversation through the player below or check out the podcast on the CBC’s site here.

  • Interview

    Tuesday January 14th 2014

    David E. Burga Interviews Andrew F. Sullivan

    David E. Burga interviews ARP author Andrew F. Sullivan about his book, his literary and musical tastes, and his writing style. Check it out here.

  • Interview

    Friday November 29th 2013

    The Manitoban Profiles Quivering Land

    In “How does the artist decolonize” Writer Roewan Crowe and visual artist Paul Robles discuss their recent collaboration on Quivering Land. Read the full article from The Manitoban online.

  • Interview

    Tuesday November 26th 2013

    Bookfridge Interviews Andrew F. Sullivan

    Head over to the Bookfridge where Kerri Cull interviews ARP author Andrew F. Sullivan about his stunning literary debut, All We Want is Everything. Kerri says, “Andrew F. Sullivan’s All We Want is Everything is not the kind of book you pick up if you want a simple read or an escape or a laugh. It’s a book that you pick up if you want to get into the weight of a story, if you want to be shaken up, if you want to step outside your comfort zone. It is the kind of book you pick up if you want to jump into something that is gripping, honest and gritty. It is the kind of book that is masterfully crafted. There is nothing that does not need to be here. There is nothing that makes you question this writer’s voice or confidence. There is nothing that isn’t short of a brilliant debut. Sullivan will be one of the masters of the short story.”

  • News

    Friday November 22nd 2013

    Andrew F. Sullivan on the Globe 100

    Andrew F. Sullivan’s All We Want is Everything has made the Globe and Mail’s Top 100 list of fiction for 2013. They write: “Sullivan, one of the country’s most talented young writers, debuts with an extreme and extremely good short-story collection, a book of booze, bleakness and bruises. This is a writer to watch.” Congratulations, Andrew.

  • Interview

    Tuesday October 8th 2013

    TNBB Blog Interviews Andrew F. Sullivan

    For a different take on the author interview, check out The Next Big Book Blog’s post in which ARP author Andrew F. Sullivan plays a game of Would You Rather.

  • Interview

    Monday October 7th 2013

    The Rusty Toque Interviews Andrew F. Sullivan

    The Rusty Toque interviews ARP author Andrew F. Sullivan about his new book and his writing practice.

    Alex Carey: What is your first memory of writing creatively?

    Andrew F. Sullivan: When I was nine or so, I started rewriting The Lost World starring my friends while I was supposed to be doing work at school. I would read it out loud at lunch or recess before we went to go and play soccer, or whatever. Usually, I would try to kill off one friend a day—by lion, spike pit, alien invaders or velociraptor. Maybe a grizzly bear. They seemed to get a kick out of it—who would I kill off next and how? Everyone’s time would come. It was like some volatile mixture of The Chronicles of Narnia, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, The Hardy Boys and The Neverending Story. Kill your darlings, or at least the people closest to you.

    You can read the full interview here.

  • Interview

    Thursday September 26th 2013

    Open Book Ontario Interviews Leanne Simpson

    In anticipation of her appearance at this year’s Kingston Writers’ Festival, Open Book Ontario interviews ARP author Leanne Simpson about what she’ll be reading and her upcoming book, Islands of Decolonial Love. You can read the entire interview here.