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CBC Radio named Disorientation by Ian Williams the #1 nonfiction book to give as a Christmas gift—congratulations, Ian!

Disorientation: Being Black in the World makes The New York Times list of new and notable books—congratulations, Ian!

Los Angeles Times: Why a novelist shifted to essays about the ‘disorientation’ of being Black in the world`

Looking for your next non-fiction read—Book Riot recommends Disorientation: Being Black in the World by Ian Williams

Disorientation by Ian Williams is Skylight Books inaugural title for its non-fiction reading club!

Ian Williams gives LitHub a list of "Authors that Make Good Literary Neighbors"

Maria Campbell and Lee Maracle—"two of the great matriarchs of Indigenous literature"

Moon of the Crusted Snow is one of eight indigenous horror novels recommended by The Lineup

"The Disorienting Politics of Being Black": Watch Ian Williams on TVO's The Agenda

Listen to the Jamie Tennant interview with Everything Turns Away author, Michelle Berry

Watch CBC Gem's Writing the Land, featuring Eden Robinson, Catherine Hernandez, and Aviaq Johnston

Ian Williams discusses "disorientation"—the impact of racial encounters on racialized people—on The Social

CBC Books: Ian Williams aims to make sense of a racialized world in the essay collection Disorientation

In his own words…Waubgeshig Rice explains how his traditional homeland impacts him as a storyteller

CBC Gem's documentary series celebrating 12 Canadian writers includes Son of a Trickster author Eden Robinson

Matt Galloway of The Current interviews author Ian Williams:
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The Georgia Straight: Ian Williams takes a deep dive into Disorientation

View author Rahela Nayebzadah's recommended reading list on 49th Shelf

Probably Ruby featured in Saskatchewan's Indigenous newspaper, Eagle Feather News

Listen to CKCU: Friday Special Blend, which features the author of Disorientation, Ian Williams

King's Co-op Bookstore presents Ian Williams in conversation with Sylvia Hamilton

Read an excerpt from Ian Williams' Disorientation in The Globe and Mail

The Canadian Press: Ian Williams explores the ‘whiplash’ of being racialized in ‘Disorientation’

Ian Williams reviews Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead for the Guardian

Brampton Guardian: Prize-winning author, poet Ian Williams next Brampton Arts Walk of Fame inductee

Ian Williams in Maclean's: "The Esi Edugyan story according to Google"

Toronto Star: ‘I forgot I was Black until the world reminds me of it’: Author Ian Williams on the disorientation of the white gaze

Calgary Herald: "Ian Williams mixes small-scale personal and large-scale political with book of essays"

Toronto Star: Ian Williams, Tomson Highway on all-male short list for $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust non-fiction prize

The Globe and Mail: Questions of identity dominate Writers’ Trust short list for $60,000 non-fiction prize

Disorientation is the CBC's top pick in non-fiction for fall 2021

The Star's list of books you need to know about for fall 2021 includes Disorientation by Ian Williams

Ian Williams' new book is on the Quill & Quire's 2021 Best of Fall guide: nonfiction

George Elliott Clarke discusses his memoir, Where Beauty Survived on Global's The Morning Show

Eden Robinson's Son of a Trickster continues to hold a spot on the CBC's list of bestselling books

Read Lisa Bird-Wilson's special contribution in The Globe and Mail

Enjoy an excerpt from George Elliott Clarke's Where Beauty Survived in the Toronto Star

Listen to George Elliott Clarke on q with guest host Ali Hassan

Rahela Nayebzadah in The Globe and Mail: I may never hear my cousin’s voice again. Will you speak for him and my family in Afghanistan?


Lisa Bird-Wilson's Probably Ruby is featured in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2022 Writers to Watch!



New for the holidays: the US editions of Blood in the Water and Disorientation, as well as the Italian edition of Reproduction by Ian Williams



PRAISE FOR BLOOD IN THE WATER
“This is an instant true crime classic.”
 — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review — 

Author Silver Donald Cameron (Photo: Marjorie Simmins) Disorientation US hardcover edition
Author Ian Williams (Photo: Justin Morris)
Reproduction Italian edition

PRAISE FOR DISORIENTATION
“A lyrical, closely observed contribution to the literature of race and social justice.”
 — KIRKUS REVIEWS — 


Congratulations to Ian Williams, the newest inductee into the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame!



Disorientation by Ian Williams is shortlisted for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Prize!




“Disorientation is a formally inventive and searing meditation on race and Blackness. Both topical and literary, Williams’ essay collection juxtaposes personal stories about racial profiling and microaggressions alongside discussions about the murders of George Floyd and Eric Garner and readings of Black writers like Audre Lorde and James Baldwin. His writing moves, by turn, from tenderness to despair to anger, yet remains clear-eyed and intellectually rigorous throughout. In an age of hot takes and condemnation, Williams’ essays reflect, explore, and illuminate.”
— JURY, Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction —


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Reviews

The reviews are in: Italy loves Reproduction by Ian Williams

Disorientation, a "pithy, kaleidoscopic book," is on the Boston Globe's Best Books of 2021 list

maisonneuve calls Disorientation by Ian Williams "writing [that] brings a necessary perspective to urgent conversations"

Kirkus Reviews calls Disorientation by Ian Williams "lyrical" and a "thoughtful narritive"

Blood in the Water, "an instant true crime classic," receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly

Toronto Star: Beauty survived, thankfully, in writer and poet George Elliott Clarke’s new Africadian memoir

Probably Ruby presents "a complex, unforgettable character," says the Toronto Star

Probably Ruby "a brave and beautiful book" and Where Beauty Survived "a vibrant, revealing memoir," says DailyHive

Foreword Reviews calls Silver Donald Cameron's Blood in the Water "Compelling"

Lisa Bird-Wilson's "Poignant debut novel," Probably Ruby, is a Reader's Digest Book Club pick

Chatelaine magazine calls Lisa Bird-Wilson's Probably Ruby "a beautiful, hilarious novel"

George Elliott Clarke "paints vivid scenes of his early life" in Where Beauty Survived, says Quill & Quire

Maclean's calls Probably Ruby "a heartbreaking and revelatory work…about family"

Blood in the Water is "an insightful social history as it is a slice of true crime," says The Herald, Scotland

The Daily Mail, UK, calls Blood in the Water "a comprehensive, thoughtful examination"

Crime Reads does a delightful deep dive into Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce mystery series

The Toronto Star calls Robinson's Return of the Trickster 'wickedly funny, tender, emotionally true’

Chatelaine: Eden Robinson’s Return Of The Trickster Is A Fitting End To Her Trilogy

The Daily Mail UK reviews Ian Williams' novel Reproduction, calling it "vastly enjoyable" with "top-notch comic dialogue"

The Guardian calls Reproduction by Ian Williams “captivating…a finely balanced novel”

The Guardian, UK, calls Ian Williams debut novel "an enjoyably offbeat family saga"

The Globe and Mail calls Blood in the Water Silver Donald Cameron's "brilliant finale to an illustrious career"

"A resonant read for unsettling times"—Frances Greenslade's Red Fox Road receives a starred Kirkus review

Literary Review of Canada reviews Mallory Tater's "gripping debut" novel, The Birth Yard

MPRnews reviews Ian Williams' novel, Reproduction, which is "a memorable read"

Read the CrimeReads review of Dazieri's Kill the King, the final book in the Caselli and Torre series

Dazieri's Kill the King is a book with a "brilliantly plotted storyline," says blogger All Things Jill-Elizabeth

Ian Williams' debut novel, Reproduction, receives a spectacular New York Times review

The Birth Yard by Mallory Tater is "a propulsive read" says Quill and Quire

“There is a breathless quality” to Ian Williams' debut novel, says Library Journal

Mallory Tater's debut novel The Birth Yard "equal parts suspense and action," says 49th Shelf

Read the Publishers Weekly review for Ian Williams' debut novel, Reproduction

Women's Day magazine calls Bradley's Flavia de Luce series a "delightful mystery series"

BC Booklook: "There is much in Thanh's memoir Mistakes to Run With to ponder"

Read The Globe and Mail review of Lansens' latest novel, This Little Light

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