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A review of The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, winner of Governor-General's Literary Award, the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, shortlisted for the Giller and the Man Booker Prize. Read more

Reviews

For four decades, Jay Powell and Vickie Jensen helped to revive forgotten languages for many Aboriginal groups along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Read their story here. Read more

, Essays 3 Comments

Did that really happen? J. Jill Robinson initiates a midnight stand-off between the police and two drunk brothers in an RV Park in White Rock, B.C. Read more

Essays 1 Comments

Learn to shave like a poet: the beard must be worn with a thoughtful and forlorn expression. Read more

, Prose

Failure, self-deprication, the underdog hero: a list of literary devices common to Canadian Literature, according to Wikipedia. Read more

Lists 2 Comments

Contrary to a story in today’s What’s On, Singer Lena Horne is not dead. Read more false statements and factual errors from major Canadian publications, as collected by Craig Silverman for his book, Regret the Error. Read more

Lists

An illustrated how-to guide for decorating your office cubicle from Doug Savage's Savage Chickens. Read more

Comix

In his photograph, Unit A, Ninth Floor, George Webber captures the last haunt of Diane Arbus, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY 5 Comments

In Drukpa Kunley's monastery in Bhutan, Daniel Collins experiences a birthday blessing among phallic iconography. Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Was that a ghost? Why don't you have room service? We used up all your Kleenex. Sorry. Read more entries from a guest book found in room ten of a hotel in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Read more

Dispatches

Stephen Osborne recollects his encounter last summer with Robert Service outside a cafe in Vancouver. Service, who wrote the poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee," died in 1958. Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Alberto Manguel compares his life in the French countryside to that of Cain, whom God despised for being a settled crop farmer, and whom he punished by forcing him to wander. Read more

Columns 1 Comments

Stephen Henighan argues that audiences used to have different opinions on the news; now they cannot even agree on the terms of debate. Read more

Columns 1 Comments

In this essay, Daniel Francis discusses how Gerda Munsinger—a woman with ties to the criminal underworld—shaped Canadian politics in the 1960s. Read more

Columns

Third prize winner of the 7th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest 3 Comments

Second prize winner of the 7th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest 3 Comments

First prize winner of the 7th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest 13 Comments

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