“Tear is a bold, unflinching bildungsroman that moves, chimera-like, between the real and the imagined; among the confusions and traumas of youth; from the humane to the monstrous. And therein author Erica McKeen accomplishes the truly remarkable. While walking in the steps of such gothic icons as Mary Shelley and Shirley Jackson, McKeen manages to forge […]
Samantha Garner’s debut novel The Quiet is Loud has been shortlisted for the 8th Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction! To celebrate, we asked Sam to look back on her first year of publication. Here, she shares that journey, a lifelong dream that “actually happened“. It’s been a year since my debut novel […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]