Literature

Person browsing a bookcase, photo by Karley Sider.

Top five books to curl up and get cosy with this fall

Picking up a good book can offer a nice reprieve from studying It’s that time of year again — the dreaded midterm season. And with it, the high blood pressure…
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Seven books you can still read before the end of summer

Summer may be almost over, but there’s still time to pick up a great book before the back-to-school grind starts again. Whether you’re looking for something light to pack in…

UVic graduate Eli Mushumanski becomes Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate

"i dig her up by the roots— / i am the patriarch," proclaims the speaker in Eli Mushumanski's new poem that explores themes of gender identity and erasure. Their first…
The Day the World Stops Shopping by JB MacKinnon, book cover sourced from Penguin Random House publishing.

The Day the World Stops Shopping: JB MacKinnon envisions less consumerism in his latest book

What would happen if the world suddenly stopped shopping? Beyond the economic impact of this action, how would this affect the state of the world? If we stopped shopping all…

LGBTQ Review | Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Boy Erased is difficult to read, not necessarily because the writing is poor — which it is in some areas — but because it is incredibly alarming to understand just…

The Artlet | Bringing in spring

Our second edition of the Artlet showcases several works from students that highlight the start of spring.

The LGBTQ Review | These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Don’t read this book if you’re looking for a story about magic and covens. But, if you’re looking for a cute love story about adorable lesbians that will make you…

The LGBTQ Review | Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston delivers a romance for the new age, offering big time representation in a genre normally reserved for binary couples.

The New Twenties Magazine sets a new pace for climate change discourse

A newly-launched online magazine produced by UVic alums, The New Twenties, publishes climate-focused art and literature with a laser-focused aim to restructure the way people see climate change.