• Manitoba is filled with talented writers

    We’re hooking up with CBC Manitoba & McNally Robinson Booksellers to produce the very first Manitoba Reads, a friendly-but-fierce contest to choose a book for all of us to read. The long list of 16 titles is now online. You can vote once a day for your favourite book. On July 30, the top 8 […]

  • A collection of stories by Clark Blaise

    I am a big short story reader. Literary journals such as Prairie Fire, Event and CV2 have always been my choice reading materials, and I can usually be found with some sort of short story collection tucked into my purse. When I stumbled upon The Meagre Tarmac, a novel written as a collection of short […]

  • THIN AIR streeter: Lexsie Castro

    Under the shade of Manitoba Hydro Place, Lexsie Castro sat at Second Cup sipping her coffee and enjoying A Piece of Cake. This piece, however, was enjoyed not by a fork but by the eyes. It is a book titled A Piece of Cake: A Memoir, and it was written by Cupcake Brown. What is […]

  • Gabe Foreman thinks about people

    Every person is different, yet we are all still people. Gabe Foreman’s reference book – A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People – attempts to define who and what people are through a collection of poetry that is unique, funny and engaging. While not every person may understand the collection as a whole, there […]

  • THIN AIR streeter: Mallory Richard

    Mallory Richard was sitting at the Second Cup in Osborne Village when I saw her reading. For future reference, the cool, air-conditioned solace of the coffee shop is a wonderful place to isolate oneself from the summer heat, especially when paired with a good book and caffeine. She was reading Canadian Labour in Crisis by […]

  • The WestJet Fun n’ Festivals Contest

    THIN AIR 2011 has entered an online festival contest hosted by WestJet Airlines, and we need your help to become the highest rated festival in Manitoba! Go to and vote by creating a profile or logging in with your Facebook account. Once you vote, you’ll have a chance of winning one of six fantastic […]

  • Analyzing ‘Niko’ by Dimitri Nasrallah

    Dimitri Nasrallah is no stranger to civil war. He was born in Lebanon in 1977 as the country was rife with opposition and discontent, and it was the only environment he knew as a young child. In 1981, his family went into exile, living in Athens, Kuwait and Dubai before immigrating to Canada in 1988. […]

  • THIN AIR streeter: Ashley Goodfellow

    I met Ashley Goodfellow on the set of a film being shot in Winnipeg. We were both extras and, as many extras can attest to, there was plenty of downtime. While waiting for her next scene, Ashley was reading Echkart Tolles’ A New Earth. For my first THIN AIR streeter I decided to come back […]

  • THIN AIR hits the streets of Winnipeg

    Have you ever sat down outside on a bench during lunch to read? It’s relaxing, isn’t it? Nothing can make that hour of freedom more enjoyable than becoming lost and immersed in the pages of an intriguing book. At THIN AIR, we’re interested in what you’re reading. We also believe that other people are interested […]

  • Lynn Coady – author and amusing individual

    It isn’t every day that a single novel can make you laugh, cry, scream, sigh and berate the characters, but Lynn Coady has a gift. Her most recent novel – The Antagonist – is a perfect example of a story that will force you to stop, think and throw your own life under the microscope. […]