When Gabrielle and I walk toward the Reform synagogue for a Yom Kippur service, Bloor Street is thronged with happy Torontonians, grateful for the unseasonal balmy weather. Patios are teeming with people clinking glasses and laughing; storefronts and restaurants glow with bright, flickering lights. The city feels festive, joyful. It is not supposed to be joyful. It is Yom Kippur, literally “a Day of Atonement,” the holiest and most solemn day in the Jewish calendar. Read more.
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The Writer’s Corner
I have a problem for a writer: I hate to sit down for extended periods. It wasn’t always thus, but right now I feel restless, compelled to roam, to seek writing spaces in all corners at home, or outside by the woods or the water, or in public libraries, those treasure-filled temples without which I’d […]
Thank you to all of our 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Contest entrants. There was a strong crop of stories this year that pushed the boundaries of tradition. We were struck by the deep complexity of each entry. After thoughtful deliberation, we are proud to announce this year’s longlisted writers and their exceptional stories. 2019 […]
Welcome to the latest instalment of Launched, the series with the scoop on new books by Canadian authors. Ayelet Tsabari’s second book, The Art of Leaving, was published earlier this year by Harper Collins. Tsabari is the author of the story collection The Best Place on Earth, which won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the eighth annual Wild Writers Literary Festival on November 1-3rd, 2019 in Waterloo, ON. Join us for a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.