Hope Lauterbach
Reading Practice: A Conversation with Furqan Mohamed

Reading Practice: A Conversation with Furqan Mohamed

I am, I think like any sane person, a Dionne Brand fan. I adore her word choices. I think that every time she speaks I learn something new[…]She’s so generous with her words and I feel that every time I put my pen down to paper or start writing on my keyboard, that I have to be as generous as she is. 

Reading Practice: Junie Desil

Reading Practice: Junie Desil

Poet Junie Désil shares her infectious love of books, and not-so-guilty reading pleasures. [This interview was conducted via email.] ROOM: What books did you read as a kid? JD: Oh wow, I mean I read and devoured everything. Often in secret. At home when I was bored my...

Reading Practice: Farzana Doctor

Reading Practice: Farzana Doctor

This month saw the release of Farzana Doctor’s fourth novel titled Seven (Dundurn Press). Seven is a fictional story inspired by real events and the community and culture of the Dawoodi Bohras, a sect within Shia Islam. This interview explores what truths are revealed through fiction and Doctor shared several books that have inspired her.