In the City of Pigs

André Forget

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.

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

Edited by André Forget

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.

The book contains work from Jean Marc Ah-Sen, Ryan Avanzado, Carleigh Baker, Tom Thor Buchanan, Paige Cooper, Marcus Creaghan, Paola Ferrante, Camilla Grudova, David Huebert, Jessica Johns, Cody Klippenstein, Michael LaPointe, Julie Mannell, Sofia Mostaghimi, Téa Mutonji, Fawn Parker, Casey Plett, Rudrapriya Rathore, Naben Ruthnum, Eliza Robertson, Cason Sharpe, John Elizabeth Stintzi, Gavin Thomson, and Christiane Vadnais.

Literary Criticism

In the Imperial City (a review of David Huebert’s Chemical Valley)

2022 | The Literary Review of Canada

The American Dreams of Éric Plamondon (a review of Éric Plamondon’s 1984 Trilogy)

2021 | Southwest Review

André Alexis’ Ring

2021 | Canadian Notes & Queries, Number 110, Fall Winter 2021/2022

Lisa Robertson’s The Baudelaire Fractal

2020 | Canadian Notes & Queries, Number 108, Fall Winter 2020/2021

How to Break Every Rule of Contemporary Writing and Succeed (a review of Jean Marc Ah-Sen’s In the Beggarly Style of Imitation)

2020 |

The Return of Political Fiction

2019 |

André Alexis’ Days by Moonlight 

2019 | Canadian Notes & Queries, Number 104: Spring 2019

Randy Boyagoda’s New Novel is Both Deeply Catholic and Deeply Funny (a review of Original Prin)

2018 | The Walrus, December 2018

The Supreme Orchestra

2018 | Quill&Quire

Writing on the Wall (a review of CanLit in Ruins)

2018 | Maisonneuve September 2018

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman (a review essay on Marie-Claire Blais’ The Manuscripts of Pauline Archange)

2018 | Canadian Notes & Queries, Number 103: Fall 2018

Strange Embrace: CanLit’s post-realist moment

2018 | Canadian Notes & Queries, Number 102: Summer 2018

    Literary Criticism

    • 2022

      The Literary Review of Canada
    • 2021

      Southwest Review, Canadian Notes & Queries
    • 2020

    • 2019

    • 2018

    • 2017

    • 2016


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