ArticlesDavid Jón Fuller

  • Features

    University of Manitoba Press has expanded, especially with Indigenous authors and subjects

    Something old, something new, and a good mix of both – that could describe the rich and varied output of Winnipeg’s University of Manitoba Press. Founded in 1967, UMP was the first university press to be established in Western Canada. They publish a diverse array of Canadiana, with titles exploring ethnic history and identity of Indigenous cultures such as Inuit, Anishinaabe, Cree, and Métis, as well as immigrant cultures such as Italian, Japanese, Ukrainian, and Icelandic.
  • Fiction

    Anthology is grounded in artifacts that illuminate characters and alter history

    If you’re looking for transformative literature, an anthology that mixes history and alchemy may just fit the bill. In the latest volume of the long-running Tesseracts series of speculative fiction anthologies, editors Lorina Stephens and Susan MacGregor have curated 23 stories set around the world and in many eras. The tales in Alchemy and Artifacts explore the use of artifacts that are some strange fusion of secret knowledge and artifice.
  • Features

    Retelling the history of Canada’s 150 through an Indigenous lens

    If you’re used to looking at Canadian history one way, a new graphic novel anthology will help you see it from new perspectives – Indigenous ones.
  • Fiction

    Death and rebirth on the shores of Lake Winnipeg

    An ex-cop with a troubled past. A close-knit lakeside community with close-guarded secrets. The suspicious death of a young woman. These are all the makings of a good noir story, but in W. D. Valgardson’s hands, they combine to become a mythic blend of Icelandic history in Canada and a story of death and rebirth.