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The Walrus Books are for stories so big that we needed more than a handful of pages to tell them!

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A moving portrait of a father and daughter relationship and a case for late-stage creativity from Emily Urquhart, the bestselling author of Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes.

“The fundamental misunderstanding of our time is that we belong to one age group or another. We all grow old. There is no us and them. There was only ever an us” — from The Age of Creativity

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EMILY URQUHART is is a National Magazine Award–winning writer and has a doctorate in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her freelance writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, The Walrus, Longreads, the Rumpus, and Eighteen Bridges, among other publications. She is a nonfiction editor for the New Quarterly and teaches creative nonfiction at Wilfrid Laurier University. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband and their two children.

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Award-winning journalist and author Lauren McKeon examines the ways in which our institutions are designed to keep women and other marginalized genders at a disadvantage, and shows us why we need more than parity, visible diversity, and lone female CEOs to change this power game.

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LAUREN MCKEON is the deputy editor for Reader’s Digest Canada and a former digital editor at The Walrus. Her new book, out in March, is No More Nice Girls: Gender, Power, and Why It’s Time to Stop Playing by the Rules.


Big Lonely Doug


Big Lonely Doug weaves together the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast’s giant trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, First Nations land and resource rights, and the fraught future of these ancient forests—all centred around the story of a logger who saved one of Canada’s last great trees.

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HARLEY RUSTAD is an editor at The Walrus. He has reported from India, Nepal, Cuba, and across Canada.

In the Works

Tireless Runners: A Family History of Indigenous Canada by Robert Jago (Winter 2021)


The Walrus Books are published through a partnership between The Walrus, House of Anansi Press, and The Chawkers Foundation Writers Project.