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Kelsey Wroten, who drew this issue’s cover, is a freelance illustrator and comics artist living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Village Voice. She currently is working on a graphic novel, to be published in 2018 by Uncivilized Books.

Naben ruthnum is the author of Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race, forthcoming from Coach House Books. Find You In the Dark, his debut thriller (under the pseudonym Nathan Ripley), is due in 2018 from Simon & Schuster Canada. He profiles Shari Lapena, author of A Stranger in the House, in this issue’s Frontmatter section (p. 6)

Ryan Porter has written for CBC, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean’s. He has worked as an entertainment reporter at the Toronto Star and as the entertainment editor for Flare. This issue, he contributes his first piece to Quill & Quire, about the rejuvenation of Toronto’s Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest LGBTQ bookstore in the world (p. 10).

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Quill and Quire
Kelsey Wroten, who drew this issue’s cover, is a freelance
While social media is a powerful tool for change, nothing beats face-to-face conversations
Shari Lapena follows up her bestselling thriller The Couple Next Door with another domestic nailbiter BY NABEN RUTHNUM
The Writers’ Union of Canada moves one step closer toward implementing its much-needed equity plan BY SUE CARTER
Publishing your own book might feel rewarding – just check your expectations
The party continues at the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore
The confluence of mental-health issues on campus and an affinity for horror novels led to the creation of my latest book,
How Canadian publishers are recognizing the need for more trained Indigenous editors BY SUE CARTER
Why the Indigenous Editors Circle is a vital next step toward re-envisioning editorial practices on Turtle Island
FOR KEVIN HARDCASTLE, being a writer has a lot in common
This season, two books from seasoned writers take very
Nick Mount’s survey of CanLit provides a panoramic scope, but largely avoids lingering close-ups BY BARDIA SINAEE
The characters in Bill Gaston’s latest story collection struggle with making questionable – or outright bad – decisions BY ADAM NAYMAN
Two novels focus on events that cause carefully constructed facades to decay BY ROBERT J. WIERSEMA
Roo Borson and Kate Caley examine various notions of how we conceive of home BY MICHELINE MAYLOR
Bertrand Laverdure incorporates a variety of stylistic approaches to deconstruct the effects of literature on its consumers BY STEVEN W. BEATTIE
Jacques Pasquet’s haunting story introduces children to the concept of climate change in an age-appropriate manner BY JULIA GILBERT
The language and landscape of Newfoundland are brought to life in two rollicking new books BY ANDREAE CALLANAN
The first two books in a new series from Kallie George offer readers gentle adventure featuring a cast of lovable woodland creatures
The story of an almost-teen girl overcoming a physical disability is decidedly sweet and uplifting BY SHANNON OZIRNY
Heather Smith’s brilliant sophomore effort is the perfect balance of devastating and hopeful BY DORY CERNY
Book Making
Three academic authors take advantage of a rare opportunity to give feedback into their book’s cover design BY CONAN TOBIAS