McClelland & Stewart

In Memoriam: Avie Bennett

Avie Bennett, publisher and supporter of PEN Canada, passed away on June 2, 2017. Douglas Gibson reflects on Bennett’s life and work.


Beyond Book Burning: A Q&A with Mark Medley

Mark Medley shared his thoughts with PEN Canada about the move towards self-publishing online, the disappearance of the midlist, and the takeover of traditional publishing houses by media conglomerates.

Bear – A Defence of Reading

I am an enemy to the concept of “inappropriate” as here described, because it is a veiled form of an uglier – less “appropriate” – term, namely censorship