It’s a busy time of the year here at Biblioasis, and we’ve got the media coverage to prove it! Why not listen in as our authors discuss their work? Or, you can take a look at some of these excellent reviews! Check out these and more below:
White Shadow by Roy Jacobsen was reviewed in the Historical Novel Society. Check out the full review on their website here!
Janice Derr had this to say:
Jacobsen’s sparse and raw prose evoke the chaos and despair of war, and his atmospheric descriptions vividly depict the island’s brutal landscape.
Catherine Fogarty’s Murder on the Inside received quite a bit of attention, with Catherine appearing on several radio and tv spots. She was interviewed by Ramanjit Sidhu on CKER World FM, and by Mehroop Kaur on The Evening Roundup on CJCN Connect FM. Catherine was also a guest on Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke, which you can listen to here!
On Property by Rinaldo Walcott was featured in a great review by Quill & Quire.
Reviewer Sanchari Sur wrote:
“Rinaldo Walcott locates his contribution to the Field Notes series on current issues, On Property, in the present political moment, while using historical references and events to argue for the abolition of police and property … Walcott concludes his case by asking for a new ethics of care and economy that does not keep feeding into the incarceration system, a system rigged to continue Black suffering … It is a question we must ask ourselves after reflecting on the ways in which we, too, are complicit.”
Check out the full review on their website here.
Foregone by Russell Banks received a phenomenal review in the LA Review of Books! The review was published on May 5, 2021, and can be found on their website here.
Rob Latham had this to say:
“Complexly engaging … In this most haunting of metafictional echoes, the author shows how the lonely death of a minor Canadian filmmaker, ‘famous only in certain unfashionably leftist quarters,’ may yet be a tale of deep grace and significance, a gathering into the artifice of eternity. If Foregone turns out to be Banks’s final novel (and, given its many strengths, one hopes not), it is a profoundly compelling valedictory.”
Andreae Callanan’s poetry collection The Debt was featured in a notice by the Memorial University Gazette, which you can find on their website here.
Mandy Cook writes:
“The collection of poems is an argument for community and connection in an age increasingly associated with isolation of the individual.”
Strangers by Rob Taylor was beautifully examined in a review by the Miramichi Reader, which you can read in full on their website here.
Reviewer Chris Banks writes:
“If ‘Imagery is the memory of memory’ as Stanley Plumly believed, Rob Taylor’s Strangers out with Biblioasis press uses imagery as both revelation and reconciliation. The poems tease epiphany from memory, memory from language, language from grief and loss. I urge everyone to go out and buy this wonderful poetry collection that dares sadness and boldly remembers, imagining a present moment where our deceased loved ones and friends are still close by, albeit unseen, making loss and life more palpable.”