ArticlesQuentin Mills-Fenn

  • Fiction

    A complex pairing delves into genetics and identity

    Vancouver-based Keith Maillard has published more than a dozen novels in his long career. His latest, Twin Studies, concerns a brother and sister who claim to be identical twins. What follows is a story about identity, loss, and gender. And twins.
  • Fiction

    Coming Out

    Two highly anticipated debut novels by up-and- coming writers with Winnipeg connections were just published this spring. Both books – Casey Plett’s Little Fish (about a trans woman named Wendy Reimer) and Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (about a Two-Spirit man) – have a good deal in common, besides their Winnipeg settings.
  • Poetry

    Giving voice to Russia’s last tsarina

    Winnipeg poet Lori Cayer’s latest book focuses on an unlikely subject: the last tsarina of Russia, Alexandra. Mrs Romanov reads like a memoir in verse, from Alix’s marriage to the future tsar, Nicholas, to the birth of her children and her relationship with Rasputin, to the time her world came crashing down.