News

Congratulations, Jocelyne and Rhonda!

Coach House Books is thrilled to announce that And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier (translated by Rhonda Mullins) will be championed by Martha Wainwright (!) in this year's Canada Reads competition. The announcement was made this morning on CBC's Radio Q (listen to the full audio​).

Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it — get ready — the Coach House Book Club. 

Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting — but just calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way of encapsulating all of that.

Congratulations, Sina Queyras and Rachel Zolf!

The finalists for the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced this morning, and both Sina (MxT) and Rachel (Janey's Arcadia) are nominated in the category of Lesbian Poetry; we couldn't be more excited or more proud!

From the Lammy website:

Since our founding in 1965, Coach House has been committed to printing and publishing innovative poetry of the highest quality. With that mandate in mind, we want to make sure we're doing all that we can to share our poets' work with you!

Our warmest congratulations to Nicolas Billon!

This past weekend at the Canadian Screen Awards, he won best Adapted Screenplay for his adaptation of his very first play, Elephant Song.

The Canadian Screen Awards recognize the best in homegrown movies, television and digital production. In all, 128 awards were given out, as well as 14 Academy Special Awards.

Read more about the Canadian Screen Awards.

Coffee Room

Now available: our new catalogue, featuring nine titles taking flight Spring 2015, and cover art by Fiona Smyth.

It's time for the second edition of the Coach House Book Club! On Monday, March 30, join poets Andrew Faulkner (Need Machine) and Mathew Henderson (The Lease) in our cozy coffeeroom as they chat about each other's books, writing poetry, sharing their work, and whatever else comes up during the evening!

Events

Kick off the Canada Reads debate month with a free event at the Toronto Reference Library that will celebrate all of the finalists — including And the Birds Rained Down! The event will be hosted by Mary Ito, of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air.

Please join us to celebrate the publication of David Balzer’s new book Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else (Coach House Books, Pluto Press) at Cabinet Magazine’s event space in Brooklyn. The evening will include a discussion with David Balzer and Ben Davis, Orit Gat, David Everitt Howe and Zoë Salditch.

On Sunday, March 6, David Balzer will visit Red Emma's in Baltimore to lecture on his new book, Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else. 

In this incisive study, Balzer travels through art history and around the globe to explore curation–where it began, how it functions in museums and galleries, and how it became a dominant mode of organizing and giving value to content.