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News for June

Greetings Quill fans. We have to thank you all for making May such a fantastic and fun-filled month! We kicked off May with another great Toronto Comic Arts Festival, with George Walker, Alec Dempster, Marta Chudolinska and Stefan Berg participating … Continue reading

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Defying expectations: Making Light of Tragedy and Bad Imaginings

In my last review, I wrote about Shelley Peterson’s young adult books Dancer and Abby Malone. Today I’m looking at two books that are a bit more mature, and sometimes even downright unsettling: Making Light of Tragedy and Bad Imaginings. … Continue reading

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News for March

You are probably all thinking that there is no way, just no way, that we can top the excitement of February here at PQL. After getting Jon Evans of Beasts of New York on daytime Toronto (abliet, following a chef … Continue reading

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The well dressed book: Everything old is new again (from ForeWord Magazine, Spring 2012)

Occasioned by the Quill’s success at ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of The Year Awards for several years now, editor Julie Eakin approached Tim Inkster about doing a publisher profile. The following is a copy of the interview that ran in their … Continue reading

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An afternoon with Sheree-Lee Olson

About a month ago, I went to visit Sheree-Lee Olson at her home in Toronto’s Cabbagetown to speak with her about her book, Sailor Girl. I had started working on my first critical review a few weeks before, and I … Continue reading

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Identity and space in Sailor Girl and Little Comrades

“Kate lit a cigarette, watching the massed shape of the Huron Queen looming above the holding wall. The deck lights came on, making little cones of yellow in the fog that was now rolling in from the lake. … “Calvin … Continue reading

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