Grand Union, a new collection of short stories by Zadie Smith, is out. The British author, who burst onto the scene in 2000, continues to be a voice for literary freedom, heralding a humanity that is collective and diverse—in which we all belong to something greater.

The celebrated author has had an impressive career that spans plays, radio dramas, short fiction, poetry, novels, and most recently, a series of critically acclaimed volumes she calls “living autobiographies”.

The author talks about her creative process and the birth of her Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated novel Motherhood.

Surrounded by towering granite mountains and lush forests, with sweeping views of Howe Sound, Squamish is a paradise for elite adventurers.

The New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik meditates on Manhattan, marriage, and a life of letters.

The famed humourist looks back on the highs and lows of his journey from meth-addicted deadbeat to literary rock star.

If you’re old enough, you probably remember the curious phenomenon known as “the lunch break.”