“One of the 2018 Best Books of the Year!"
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About Lauren

Lauren B. Davis is the critically acclaimed author of such works as The Grimoire of Kensington Market,  Against a Darkening Sky, The Empty Room, and Our Daily Bread.

About The Grimoire of Kensington Market

The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by Elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next, before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has.

Praise for The Grimoire of Kensington Market

“The Grimoire of Kensington Market is an enchantment, a forgiveness, and an entertainment."
- The Temz Review

"...a powerful fantasia for those adult daydreamers and bibliophiles who, as C.S. Lewis foretold, are now old enough to start reading fairy tales again."
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Lauren's Blog

The First Cathedral, With Angels

April 21, 2019

It’s Easter Sunday morning and I am sitting behind my house, near the liminal space marking the border between the garden and the Wild Wood. I am watching for the foxes. The vixen and her three kits. For several years a family of foxes has taken up residence in the complicated, many-entranced den where once…

Reading in Dark Times

April 8, 2019

It can be difficult for me to remain cheery in the midst of world events. It’s hard to remember that all things are born, live and die into transformation, only to repeat the cycle over and over again. This is true, I believe of all sentient things, as well as eras, cultures, nations, planets… The…

A Little Chat….

January 31, 2019

For anyone who might be interested, here’s a link to a radio chat I did on CHFM 99.3 with the lovely Jamie Tennant. Lots of talk about the opioid crisis, fairytales, the power of narrative and, of course, THE GRIMOIRE OF KENSINGTON MARKET. Hope you enjoy it!!