An Editorial Occupant


Readers rewrite the books they remember. We occupy the books we’ve read, just as books occupy places, and places occupy books, ideas, and readers. Recently opening a book I took to the west coast in 2005, I flipped to the back page and found the old inscription left there for me by a traveller on a Vancouver beach: go to Ahousaht, he’d written. First Tofino, then Ahousaht, on Flores Island off...

June 20: The TRB’s Occupy Issue Launch Party Masquerade


Dear Readers, To round out our first year of publishing quarterly issues of thoughtful, playful, and provoking essays and poetry, we bring you a themed issue: we’re thrilled to announce the June 20th launch of The Toronto Review of Books Issue Four: the Occupy Issue. WHAT: Occupy Issue Launch Party Masquerade! WHEN: June 20th, 8pm until late WHERE: Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave...

Recommended Reading: “Occupy” Two Months On


As you well know by now, the Occupy protests have been going on for two months now, gaining considerable media attention across the world and significantly altering the public conversation about life in the post-financial-crisis West. As you probably also know by now, over the last week, protesters in many cities — most notably New York, Oakland, London and now Toronto — have finally...