In the City of Pigs

In the City of Pigs is a novel about classical music, Toronto real estate, modernity, and the difficulty of creating art under the conditions of late capitalism.


Naben Ruthnum has called it “funny, mysterious, completely unpredictable, and never didactic,” and Paige Cooper says it is “an essential novel.” My mother found it a bit rude, but she still thinks you should buy it.

It will be available from Dundurn Press on June 14, 2022.

About the Author

I am a writer and literary critic based in Toronto, Canada.


My first novel, In the City of Pigs, will be published by Dundurn Press on June 14, 2022, and I am also the editor of After Realism: Twenty-four Stories for the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of short fiction published by Véhicule Press on April 1, 2022.

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“Funny, mysterious, completely unpredictable, and never didactic.”

– Naben Ruthnum, in praise of In the City of Pigs

After Realism: Twenty-four Stories for the Twenty-first Century

After Realism: Twenty-four Stories for the Twenty-first Century is an anthology of short fiction published mostly by Canadian writers, mostly in Canada, between 2014-2020.


In bringing together stories from a wide range of authors engaged in aesthetic and political questions related to representation and reality, I wanted to provide concrete examples of how literature is responding to the chaos and upheaval of the past decade.

Upcoming Events


May 14 / 2022 / 7:30 PM

Montreal Book Launch for After Realism: Twenty-four Stories for the Twenty-first Century

May 12 / 2022 / 7:30 PM

Toronto Book Launch for After Realism: Twenty-four Stories for the Twenty-first Century