Toronto author Kevin Sands had earned two degrees in theoretical physics and was toiling away as a researcher and teacher before writing his first middle-grade novel, The Blackthorn Key (Simon & Schuster Canada).
September 21, 2017 at 03:27pm | Filed under: Deals
Penguin Random House Canada has announced the forthcoming publication of Warlight, the long-awaited next novel from The English Patient author Michael Ondaatje.
When Sheila Koffman opened Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop 30 years ago, publishing and selling books about social justice by and about culturally diverse and disenfranchised figures – in particular for young readers – was considered a fringe business.
September 21, 2017 at 11:46am | Filed under: People
The perfect cover subject, enhanced by a designer’s artistic touch, gives Joanne Proulx’s latest novel a moody, feminine feel.
September 20, 2017 at 05:48pm | Filed under: Industry News
September 20, 2017 at 04:52pm | Filed under: Deals
September 20, 2017 at 04:50pm | Filed under: Agency/distribution changes
Second Story Press was quick to pull an ESL teaching guide that included racist language from its website and apologized for causing “hurt and offence.”
September 20, 2017 at 02:16pm | Filed under: Children's publishing
On Sept. 15, TIFF hosted the world premiere of Indian Horse, a Canadian adaptation of the late Richard Wagamese’s bestselling and award-winning novel.
September 19, 2017 at 01:35pm
The Mississauga community of Streetsville is home to a new independent bookstore, The Book Wardrobe.
September 18, 2017 at 04:27pm | Filed under: Industry News
Emma Donoghue was the marquee name at the ninth annual Telling Tales Festival – held at the Westfield Heritage Village outside of Hamilton, Ontario, on Sept. 17.
September 18, 2017 at 12:36pm | Filed under: Children's publishing
Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series is an animated storyteller – both in her books and over the phone.
September 15, 2017 at 12:43pm | Filed under: Children's publishing
Ask the Agony Editor.
September 14, 2017 at 03:54pm | Filed under: Opinion
Goose Lane Editions editor Bethany Gibson has acquired Canada English-language rights to screenwriter and author Ian Weir’s novel, The Death and Life of Strother Purcell.
September 14, 2017 at 03:44pm | Filed under: Deals
Simon & Schuster editor Phyllis Bruce has been named this year’s Ivy Award recipient.
September 14, 2017 at 03:30pm
Toronto’s bustling Union Station might have been mistaken for Gilead this morning as Elisabeth Moss, star of the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, performed a live reading from the novel.
September 13, 2017 at 05:01pm | Filed under: Industry News
September 13, 2017 at 04:02pm | Filed under: Deals
September 13, 2017 at 03:58pm | Filed under: Address changes
It’s a busy time for the Canadian audiobook market. Last week, Rakuten Kobo launched its audiobook subscription program and, this morning, Audible announced its Canadian e-store.
September 13, 2017 at 02:01pm
When I embarked on writing what would become my latest novel, I did not set out to write about Indigenous characters. I began composing a work of straight-up horror, hoping to be the next Stephen King. But that’s not how In Case I Go turned out. The connection between where I started and where I ended seems obvious now. After all, Canada’s treatment of its Indigenous peoples is horrific.