After the release of Toronto Book Award nominated anthology, The Unpublished City, the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Book*hug invite you to the release of its sequel, The Unpublished City II. It this iteration, the collection features creative non-fiction from Toronto’s emerging literary talents as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.
The anthology is edited by Phoebe Wang, Canisia Lubrin and Dionne Brand with a foreword by Tracey Lindberg.
Orient yourself in the city with these nineteen works of creative non-fiction that offer a different, more multifarious wayfinding. In this second volume of The Unpublished City, imagination is the means by which these writers find detours, shortcuts and convergences. Even as they are inventing and imagining the city, these emerging Toronto-based writers find themselves marked through tender and violent encounters. For them, the city is more than backdrop, but a witness, an accomplice and a lover.
This anthology’s maps of experience bring us beyond the city’s limits to the cul-de-sacs and vertical dimensions of Mississauga, Vaughan, North York and Scarborough. They follow buried creeks and migratory bird corridors, they chase highs and confront colonial landmarks, they navigate waiting rooms and prop up fallen strangers. Shaped by the city, their visions also shift and plot its architectures of living in an endless symbiosis.
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.