“One of the 2018 Best Books of the Year!"
The Globe & Mail

"Compelling... a timely and important read."
The Toronto Star 

"A wildly creative, moving, and absorbing novel!"
- Open Book

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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

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!!

In Which I Mourn a Small (?) Life

January 5, 2019

I’m not sure many people are going to identify with this, but I lost a friend today. Not a human friend. Not even a mammal friend… but a little snake. He felt masculine to me, and so I named him Otisssss. He lived in and around our pond for five years and I came to…