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Interference (book jacket: ECW Press)

Interference (book jacket: ECW Press)


An excerpt from the latest novel by Peterborough writer Michelle Berry

Michelle Berry is widely published in Canadian literary magazines, national newspapers, and anthologies. She teaches creative writing at both the University of Toronto and Trent University, and she is a mentor at Humber College. In addition to her latest novel, Interference, Michelle has written four other novels (What We All Want, Blur, Blind Crescent, and This Book Will Not Save Your Life) and has published three collections of short fiction (How To Get There From Here, Margaret Lives in the Basement, and I Still Don't Even Know You ). This Book Will Not Save Your Life won the 2010 Colophon Award and was longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award and I Still Don't Even Know You won the 2011 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book Published by a Manitoba Publisher and was shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award. Born in California and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, she lives with her family in Peterborough. Interference was published in August 2014 by ECW Press. More ...
Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

The Colonial Hotel

An excerpt from the latest novel by award-winning Keene author Jonathan Bennett. [Read the article]
Kruz FM's newsroom a week after the 2004 Peterborough flood (photo: Brian Ellis)

“I Couldn’t See Water Street for Water”

Gordon’s column in The Toronto Star from July 16, 2004, the day after the Great Peterborough Flood. [Read the article]
Gordon Gibb (photo: Jessica Melnik)

“Google This …”

An excerpt from "Gibberish", the new book by Peterborough broadcaster and author Gordon Gibb. [Read the article]
Bill Templeman

“Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers”

An excerpt from local writer Bill Templeman’s book on how to become a better leader. [Read the article]
Lucinda Hage with her son Paul Tiller (photo courtesy of Linda Hage)

“What Time is the 9:20 Bus?”

Local author’s book is the first in Canada about the successful transition of a child with a disability to adulthood. [Read the article]
Ian Rogers (photo: Kathryn Verhulst Rogers)

“The House on Ashley Avenue”

An excerpt from the debut collection of dark fiction by award-winning Peterborough author Ian Rogers. [Read the article]
Tales from the Raven Cafe

“Napoleon Adolphus Simpson, Esq.”

An excerpt by Lloyd Graham from the book “Tales from the Raven Cafe”. [Read the article]
Wendy Trusler at work in Antarctica (photo: Sandy Nicholson)

“The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning”

Feeding the troops while picking up 28 years of garbage at the bottom of the world. [Read the article]
Barbara Ponomareff

“In the Mind’s Eye”

An excerpt from the novella “In the Mind’s Eye” by Orono author Barbara Ponomareff. [Read the article]