Literature

Stephen King’s The Institute could be a classic, as long as readers can finish it

The Institute is a gritty account of one boy’s experience in an institute for children with powerful gifts. King creates a story that manages to disgust and enthrall the reader…

Review of Mistakes to Run With by Yasuko Thanh

Yasuko Thanh’s memoir, Mistakes to Run With, is a gritty account of her life as a teenage runaway. More than that, it’s a lesson in imagining people complexly.

The most diverse library in Victoria is inside the SUB

This library pales in size comparison to the towering bookshelves residing in the McPherson library or the vast foyer of the Law library. When you walk into the SOCC office,…

The single introvert’s Valentine’s Day book review

Make a book your main squeeze this February There’s no worse combination than being an introvert and single on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t help if both your roomates have girlfriends,…

21-year-old UVic student publishes 127000-word novel

Today — Jan. 16 — her book is being released It’s not every day that a 21-year-old can say they’ve written a 127 000-word novel, ended a publishing contract won…

Seek questions, not answers

Steven Erikson on the art of writing Steven Erikson is a prolific author and alumnus of the University of Victoria undergraduate writing program, as well as the University of Iowa…

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for a third year

The Victoria Festival of Authors (VFA) returned for its third year, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. From what I saw of it, there is good reason for the popularity of…

A River of Oranges

The remarkable story of long-standing CFUV host Aldo Nazarko Over a period of 80 years, the city of Rijeka — formerly known as Fiume — changed nationalities five times. Prior…

New book humanizes health care in Canada

Andrew MacLeod’s “All Together Healthy” offers accessible criticisms for an all-too-often inaccessible health care system The joke goes like this: the premise of Breaking Bad would never work in Canada. That’s…