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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

Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

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The essays in Peter Counter’s Be Scared of Everything blend non-fiction, narrative memoir, and criticism about the horror genre, built on the premise that there is great personal value in the contemplation of entertainment and literature, especially the spooky stuff. We hope you come to find value in the macabre. In Peter’s words, this book… Continue Reading Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

Editor’s View: On Enya

To mark the publication of Enya: A Treatise on Unguilty Pleasures, series editor Del Cowie reflects on the decision to acquire Chilly Gonzales’s irreverent book about Enya and musical taste for the Bibliophonic series. When I first heard that Montreal-born, Berlin-based maverick pianist Chilly Gonzales had written a book about the enigmatic and mysterious Irish… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Enya

Editor’s View: On Be Scared of Everything

To celebrate the publication of Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays, editor Andrew Faulkner looks back on the personal and literary transformations that occurred within—and beyond—the book. Confession: I edited a book called Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays and I don’t like horror.  Or, at least, I didn’t like horror.  Then I met Peter… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Be Scared of Everything

Translator’s View: On Daniil and Vanya

To celebrate the publication of Daniil and Vanya, translator Michelle Winters reflects on the surprisingly visceral experience of translating Marie-Hélène Larochelle’s novel into English. Before I tell you about translating Daniil and Vanya, It’s important you know that I’ve watched The Human Centipedes I through III. The grisly discovery in the farmer’s field – I’m the first online to… Continue Reading Translator’s View: On Daniil and Vanya

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

Read an excerpt from Swimmers in Winter

Certain Women meets The Mars Room in Swimmers in Winter, a sharp and stylistic debut collection by Faye Guenther published in August 2020. Swimmers in Winter swirls between real and imagined pasts and futures to delve into our present cultural moment. These are soul-searching, plot-driven character studies. Read an excerpt from the story “Flood Lands”… Continue Reading Read an excerpt from Swimmers in Winter

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

Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

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In October 2020, we published the English translation of Daniil and Vanya, by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, translated by Michelle Winters (finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for I Am a Truck). Emma and Gregory travel to Russia to adopt a pair of twin boys. As the children become teenagers, they display a worrying lack of empathy,… Continue Reading Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

Editor’s View: On Swimmers In Winter

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To celebrate the publication day for Swimmers in Winter, editor Bryan Ibeas reflects back on the characters and circumstances that make Faye Guenther’s book so compelling. It’s been a few months and an eternity since I last worked with Faye on Swimmers in Winter, so looking back at the book is proving to be an… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Swimmers In Winter