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Author Archives: invisibot

Poets Who Have Won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

The Writers’ Trust of Canada recently announced the winner of the annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Originally established by Robin Pacific, the prize is presented to an emerging Canadian writer who is part of the LGBTQ community. Over the years, an impressive number of poets have received the prize, so we thought we’d celebrate… Continue Reading Poets Who Have Won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

8 Books to Get You in the Spirits

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Come closer! Be Scared of Everything, by media critic, Peter Counter—and host of Friday Night Fright Club on Instagram!—is available to order. If you’re a fan of all-things-horror, you’ll be deeply entertained and wholly validated. If you’re new to the genre, we can’t imagine a better primer or guide. Beneath these essays lies a warm,… Continue Reading 8 Books to Get You in the Spirits

Five Novels That’ll Raise Your Blood Pressure

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This October, we’ll publish our first translation, the psychological family thriller Daniil and Vanya, by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, translated from the original French by Giller Prize finalist Michelle Winters. Chatelaine calls it an “unflinching psychological horror story, both sinister and awe-inspiringly good.” Read an excerpt here. Pre-order the book now, and in the meantime, check out some other titles that delve… Continue Reading Five Novels That’ll Raise Your Blood Pressure

County Heirlooms Contributor Map

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So what if Sandbanks is full? We’ve put together a Google map to help you find many of the contributors featured in County Heirlooms: Recipes and Reflections from Prince Edward County. This map features farmers, chefs, restaurants, and other producers of delicious things. We hope you’ll visit them in person as their opening hours permit… Continue Reading County Heirlooms Contributor Map

Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

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Actions speak louder than words, but we hope the two can be complementary. If you’ve arrived on this website looking to purchase an Invisible book, we ask that you also consider purchasing a book by a Black Canadian author. We’ve provided a list below to get you started. This list is not meant to be… Continue Reading Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

A list of books for swimmers or about swimming

“In water, like in books—you can leave your life.” ― Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water A collection of books about bodies of water and those who swim them. The Last Wave by Gillian Best (House of Anansi)The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and… Continue Reading Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

Cold drinks + books = summer is finally here

Pop Fiction: book and soda pairings

Match made in heaven alert: We’ve paired up our books with sodas made by our excellent pals at The County Bounty! POP FICTION gives you the perfect small-batch drink to go with your perfect small-batch book. What a perfect way to stick it to Amazon, amiright? We’ve got three pairings up for grabs right now:… Continue Reading Cold drinks + books = summer is finally here

Nature Books

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To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve compiled a list of Canadian-authored books that speak to our many relationships to nature – celebratory, contemplative, curious and complex. Feel free to add more in the comments! Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson, translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse (Second Story Press)The story of the… Continue Reading Nature Books

Particular Pastimes

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In Andrew Forbes’ essay for The Hardball Times, he says, “”In the absence of anything resembling the commonplace […] there’s decadence to be found in triviality.” Here’s a very serious list of books that invite you to deep-dive into a few particular pastimes. Along with a reminder that all of our ebooks are Pay-What-You-Choose, with… Continue Reading Particular Pastimes