All items: Canada

Steven Pinker speaks with his old friend and schoolmate, the RLF’s Marcy Kahan, about his writing and editing process, why the Enlightenment matters more than ever, why the world is actually better than it used to be, and some approaches to achieving happiness.

Steven Pinker speaks with his old friend and schoolmate, the RLF’s Marcy Kahan, about coming of age in Montreal’s Anglophone Jewish community, the nature of good writing and the 'classic style', and managing a dictionary by democratic processes.

In search of inspiration for her first novel, Karen Wallace went back to her former home in Canada, and found herself reliving a hair-raising childhood adventure.

Kathleen Jones tells Frances Byrnes about the mythic relationships between people and their landscapes in her writing — be it a disturbing poem set in her now-abandoned childhood Cumbrian fell home, or fierce non-fiction about the Haida Gwaii islands.

When she began dramatising the stories of present-day refugees seeking to enter Europe, Clare Bayley discovered the truth about her own mother’s experiences as a refugee fleeing war in Europe.
After discovering poems from the Haida tradition, Kathleen Jones travelled to the Haida Gwaii, islands at the remote northwestern fringe of Canada. There she discovered a dark story of colonial abuse – and discovered the limits of what she could write, as a European author.
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