Publisher’s description: Brick is an international literary magazine based in Toronto, Canada, and edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Linda Spalding, Michael Helm, Rebecca Silver Slayter, and Esta Spalding. Published twice a year, the magazine is a beautifully produced keepsake filled with essays, interviews, memoirs, travelogues, belles lettres, and casual, idiosyncratic ephemera that can only be described as “Bricky.” In each issue, the world’s best-loved writers have wide, lively, personal discussions about writing, reading, film, art, culture, science, sports, food—literally anything that strikes their fancy or haunts their imagination.
Recent issues have featured drawings and manuscript pages from the Derek Walcott archive; interviews with Wim Wenders, Anne Carson, and Katherine Boo; new work from Jonathan Lethem, John Ralston Saul, John Berger, Amitava Kumar, Teju Cole, Don Paterson, and Sharon Olds; newly translated work by Czeslaw Milosz and Zbigniew Herbert; and as always, Jim Harrison’s column on food and life.
“The wait time between issues is agonizing.” — Utne Reader
“The best literary publication in North America.” — Annie Proulx