The Red Word is now available (gorgeous new cover and all) in Ireland and the UK from Tramp Press:


A brief appearance on Toronto’s CP24 (click to view):

I spoke with Tom Power about the GG win and The Red Word on CBC’s Q  (click to listen):


The Red Word is the winner of the Canadian 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction. Here is the jury’s citation:

“Groundbreaking and provocative, this is an astonishing evisceration of the clichés of sexual politics as they exist not only on our college campuses, but also within broader present-day society. Alternately heartbreaking, funny, and critical, no one gets off easily. The Red Word plumbs the depths of literature, mythology, history, philosophy, and a host of contemporary issues—an utterly effing good read.”

And here’s some coverage of the prize from The National PostThe Toronto Starand The Globe and Mail (click title to read).

A review essay in The Globe and Mail, featuring The Red Word, on campus novels in the age of #metoo (click to read online):



















The Red Word was “Briefly Noted” in The New Yorker’s June 4/11 Summer Fiction Issue (click to read):

A playlist for The Red Word, with my commentary, on‘s Book Notes:














A review of the audiobook for The Red Word on AudioFile (click image to read):

A short gab about The Red Word on CBC’s The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers (with many thanks to producer Barb Carey for the fabulous interview):

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And another, longer interview for Aspen Public Radio’s First Draft series with Mitzi Rapkin (caution: massive spoilers):

A review of The Red Word by Sue Carter in The Toronto Star and StarMetro (click to read online):



The Red Word received a starred review in Quill & Quire (click to enlarge):

I chatted with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) about feminism, activism, and Greek goddesses (click to read):


An essay/memoir piece I wrote for (click image to read):


An interview with Kerry Clare about The Red Word on 49th Shelf (click image to read):

Sarah and The Red Word in Toronto Life magazine:

The Red Word is one of LoanStars’ Top Picks for March 2018:

My latest YA novel has found a home! We Contain Multitudes will be published in Spring 2019 by Penguin Teen in Canada and Little, Brown everywhere else:


The Red Word in Kirkus Reviews:

The Red Word made the list of Bitch magazine’s Top 25 Books to Read in 2018:

The Red Word examines rape culture on college campuses with a precision and gentleness that few novels have achieved. . . While The Red Word is entertaining, it’s also a sobering reminder of the horrors inflicted on women, trans, and nonbinary people on college campuses.”

A tribute to Gertrude Stein I wrote for Women’s History Month in the Los Angeles Review of Books:

The Red Word got a shout-out in MacLean’s magazine, in a story about politics in Canadian literature:

The Red Word reviewed in Booklist:

My latest novel, We Contain Multitudes, will be published in Canada in Spring 2019 by Penguin Teen. Thanks to editor Lynne Missen for picking it up and to my agent, Monica Pacheco, for arranging the deal.

Mad Miss Mimic reviewed in Booklist: