Authors

An extraordinary mind.

Given the serious and slightly bleak tone of my last column, I had intended to make this one brighter. Then David Foster Wallace died, at age 46. I previously wrote about Wallace’s book of essays Consider the Lobster, but it’s important to bring his work up again. He was very likely the best and most important American writer of his generation.

Fiction by Erin Morgenstern, Catherynne M. Valente, and Nick Harkaway.

Few things in literature are as effective at capturing the imagination as meticulously detailed worlds.

A rare breed.

“You throw yourself on the benevolence of the world, believing some kind of wisdom will come of it.” —Canadian explorer Wade Davis

Memoirs by Roger Ebert, Neil Young, and Stephen King.

There are few attributes that I admire more than productivity. I am captivated by those with the ability not just to create, and not just to create well, but to create well and often.

Celebrating our 15th anniversary.

Storytelling—and telling stories well—is a craft mastered by few. Here, five wordsmiths who have left a lasting impression.

Celebrating our 15th anniversary.

Over the past 15 years, we have spent time with many individuals, and through words and pictures we have endeavoured to reveal truths about them. Herewith, an eyeful of our portraiture.

Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Prize.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Today, the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013 shortlist is announced. The prize, created by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, is a legacy that celebrates the memory of his wife, Doris Giller, a literary journalist who passed away in 1993.

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Let’s, for a moment, play that game “If you could invite anyone to dinner…” Our imaginary table has space for seven guests, each of a different nationality, and all must be living, working masters of their art.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author on his latest novel.

Joseph Boyden’s first novel in five years, The Orenda, is an honest and brutal portrayal of Canada’s early history.