When Vancouver author and editor Jennifer Croll launched her 2016 YA non-fiction title, Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga, she concocted a few special drinks for the event in honour of the women profiled in her book. Croll observed how much her guests enjoyed imbibing cocktails like “the Coco Chanel.” Inspired, she pitched her editor at Prestel Publishing a book of drink recipes named after influential women in history.
With the political climate south of the border continually making headlines, titles about social change are finding a larger audience.
Canadian writers are earning substantially less of their income from writing, a survey by The Writers’ Union of Canada has found.
Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black is a finalist for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
Coach House Books editorial director Alana Wilcox has been recognized for her contribution to Canadian publishing.
The writers question the existing framework, star system, privilege, and hierarchies in CanLit, speak to their own experiences, insist on accountability, and champion change.
Arsenal Pulp Press publisher Brian Lam has been presented the Ivy Award for his contributions to Canadian publishing.