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Hal Niedzviecki


Hal Niedzviecki is a writer, cultural commentator and editor. He is also the founder and fiction editor of Broken Pencil magazine. He lives in Toronto.

"Christy Foley is going to live on Mars. Or at least, that’s what she’s hoping." Read more

FACT

Chapter 27 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines. Read more

FICTION

Chapter 7 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines. Read more

FICTION

The Boss lady wants the Wississauga Cable TV Community News team to loosen up, play the field and put on a show—the second installment of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines. Read more

FICTION 2 Comments

A man infiltrates his elderly neighbour's home disguised as a Meals-On-Wheels representative. Read more

Prose 1 Comments

Hal Niedzviecki com­mem­o­rates his Jewish grand­fa­ther—a heavy drinker, a bad driver and a Polish refugee. Read more

Essays 7 Comments

Hal Niedzviecki says White Lung by Grant Buday is the comic novel that should have been given to delegates at the WTO in Seattle. Read more

Reviews

When Frank Warren began collecting the secret thoughts of strangers at PostSecret.com, he inadvertently created a new genre. Read more

Columns

I have never been a success at anything in particular. Read more

Short Stories

Budavox (DC Books) by Todd Swift is a first collection of poems. Swift writes like something still matters, but he doesn't know what. Read more

Reviews

My New York Diary (Drawn & Quarterly) by Julie Doucet. Like all great graphic novels, this book manages to condense a complex set of circumstances into a simple tale: Montrealer Doucet moves to New York to join her boyfriend, who turns out to be para Read more

Reviews

Caesarea (ECW Press) by Tony Burgess. There's no better place to spend New Year's Eve than Caesarea, a small town on the shore of menacing Lake Scugog, a place to forget your troubles, relax, do a little fishing, settle into your lawn chair on the ou Read more

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Wish Book (Gutter Press) by Derek McCormack. McCormack looks to the past to shatter the placid show window that the future promises us. Read more

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