Thursday, Jan. 29

* Islands of Decolonial Love author Leanne Simpson speaks at Concordia
* Vernissage for David Spriggs’ PRISM at Arsenal
* Corporate satirists Desearch Repartment speak at Articule
* Ghost Pine zine launch at Cagibi
* Ohara, Child Actor and Dirty Organs play Casa del Popolo

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The literature of the subway

To celebrate 150 years of the London subway system, Penguin Lines releases an unusual and compelling collection of creative non-fiction—short, smart and thoroughly compelling, they’re perfect hot summer reads.

Behind the Bone and Bread buzz

Local writer Saleema Nawaz’s debut novel, Bone and Bread , has received a lot of hype, making her a rising star of Canadian fiction. Here’s the scoop on the new book.

George Saunders’s post-capitalist parody

George Saunders’s latest, Tenth of December, continues the work of defamiliarizing contemporary life and solidifies his place as one of the most sensitive and hilarious voices in American literature today