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Tag Archives: Andrew Forbes

Congrats to the Trillium Book Award Winners!

Andrew Forbes & Kevin Hardcastle

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!

What You Need is a Trillium Book Award Finalist!

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.

Hooray for Andrew Forbes!!1!

We’re pumped to announce that Andrew Forbes’s What You Need landed a spot on the Danuta Gleed shortlist this morning! To celebrate, you can get your mitts on What You Need for $16.95 direct from us, or if you’ve been dillydallying at picking up his latest book, treat yourself to What You Need and The […]

Andrew Forbes is Open Book’s May 2016 WIR

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Forbes is the May 2016 writer-in-residence over at Open Book. Check out his first post with the answers to Open Book’s Proust Questionnaire. Got burning questions you want Forbes to answer? You can write to him throughout the month of May at writer@openbooktoronto.com.

Spring Events

Invisible authors are coming to a space near you in the next couple of weeks, and we’re bringing our A-Game: door prizes (Hamilton) and limited-run Utility of Boredom posters that you can get only in person, and probably lots of other cool stuff. See you soon? Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm SAINTS, UNEXPECTED HAMILTON […]

Books that knock it out of the park

Check out NPR’s story on these three excellent baseball books recommended by Alan Schwarz, which all look to be solid shelf companions to Andrew Forbes’s The Utility of Boredom. Just in case you’re into expanding your baseball library this season.

The Utility of Boredom Jays Tickets Giveaway!

Invisible Publishing is giving away a pair of Jays tickets to celebrate the launch of The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes. And you only need to answer one question to enter. (Okay, two questions if you count the tiebreaker.) Correctly guess what the Toronto Blue Jays’ win-loss record will be at the All-Star Break […]

Meaningful Games: Wait Till Next Year

I watched the last eleven games the Kansas City Royals played in 2015, and a few others before that, and rooting interests aside, I don’t believe there was a better team in baseball. That statement should be provable merely by the fact that they hoisted the World Series trophy Sunday night in Citi Field after […]

Meaningful Games: The End of Something

Rewatching the ninth inning of Game 6 is a bit like autopsying the body: at once informative and gruesome, and divorced from the subject’s life in such a way as to do it—the team—a disservice. Those last three outs—grisly, tragic, possibly avoidable—look nothing like the majority of the baseball the Toronto Blue Jays played from […]

Meaningful Games: Hotline Bling

I don’t know what it is about Toronto. I think about this from time to time, and come up with nothing bankable. I usually arrive at something not entirely capturable by language. Its Torontoness, finally, exasperatingly; its feel and vibration and smell and the speed and angle at which the wind comes off the lake. […]