Searching for Terry Punchout by Tyler Hellard has been shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award!!! And three more cheers for all the super fine books, authors and publishers on the shortlist, too!!! The finalists for the 2019 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, alphabetically, are: The Amateurs, Liz Harmer (Knopf Canada) Searching for Terry… Continue Reading Three cheers for Tyler Hellard!!!
Port of Being, the debut poetry collection by Shazia Hafiz Ramji, is shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize — one of the BC Book Prizes! We’ll be crossing our fingers and toes until the winner is announced. Congrats too to all the other finalists!
Félicitations to our pals at Les Éditions de Ta Mère! The translation they published of The Utility of Boredom, De l’utilité de l’ennui : textes de balle, is a finalist for the Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général / the Governor General’s literary awards in the French translation category. If you can read en francais, we… Continue Reading De l’utilité de l’ennui is a GG finalist!
Death and the Intern — the debut anesthesiologist-murder-mystery novel by Jeremy Hanson-Finger — has been shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize! Give Jeremy a high five the next time you see him! Winner will be announced in TO on June 19.
Well, Michelle Winters didn’t take home the big money for her debut novel I Am a Truck, but we sure did have fun while she was shortlisted. Recap Michelle’s Giller run with The Giller Files, her series over at CBC Books that follows her journey: What’s it like being shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize… Continue Reading The End of the Giller Road
Saints, Unexpected is a finalist of the HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL LITERARY AWARD for FICTION! Go, Brent! See the rest of the shortlisted books here. And big congrats to all the other finalists! Winner takes all on November 27, 2017 at a gala event taking place in the Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre at Theatre Aquarius… Continue Reading Saints, Unexpected a #HamLitAwards Finalist!
We are beyond thrilled that Michelle Winters’s debut novel, I Am a Truck, is in such good company on the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist! So thrilled that we’re putting it on sale for the next two weeks right here so everyone can read it! Here’s what the jury had to say about the list: “Twenty… Continue Reading I AM A TRUCK IS A GILLER LONGLISTEE!
Here’s an update of how things stand for the Blue Jays as of June 23, 2016: WINS: 40 LOSSES: 34 And here’s a reminder of the most popular guesses contestants made about where they think the Jays might be at in terms of wins/losses as of July 12, 2016: 44-47 47-44 48-43 49-42 50-41 51-40… Continue Reading Blue Jays Ticket Giveaway Update no. 2
Hearty high-fives to all last night’s winners: Trillium Book Award: Kevin Hardcastle for Debris & Véronique-Marie Kaye for Marjorie Chalifoux Trillium Book Award for Poetry: Soraya Peerbaye for Tell: poems for a girlhood & David Ménard for Neuvaines And hearty thanks to the OMDC for managing such an excellent award and helping to promote books!
We are so super-duper thrilled to share that Andrew Forbes’s debut collection of short fiction, What You Need, is a finalist for the Trillium Book Award! Three cheers for Andrew! Three cheers for short stories! And three cheers for all the other excellent finalists! Get all the pertinent, non-Invisible-related info here.