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​).

Did you get a new ereading device over the holidays? Seems like almost everyone we know did! Ergo, we've decided to have an ebook sale that will help you fill up your ereader (whether it be brand, spankin' new or lovingly covered with old flecks of food from years of use).

Congratulations, Margaret Christakos (Multitudes), David O'Meara (A Pretty Sight) and David Seymour (For Display Purposes Only)! Our amazing three poets have all been nominated for a ReLit Award in the category of Poetry.

Élise Turcotte's Guyanatranslated by Rhonda Mullins, is a nominee for the 2014 Typographical Translation Award!

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We're pleased to share this spellbinding Janey's Arcadia film with you, directed by author Rachel Zolf.

Edited by Aleesa Cohene with sound design and composition by Radiodress, the film superimposes National Film Board scenes of colonial life with Rachel's reading of three of her poems, "Janey's Hospitality," "Janey Settler's Pastoral Oasis," and "Face to Face." A detailed description of the film follows:

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


Everyone, it seems, is now a curator. In our daily lives, we engage with any number of digital entities that require us to pick and choose, creating playlists and “likes” that are carried over, algorithmically, into future picking and choosing.

On Friday, January 30, Jon Chan Simpson will be at the OLA Super Conference to talk about his forthcoming debut novel, ChinkstarJon has been named as a debut author to watch by the Quill & Quire, and the 49h Shelf listed Chinkstar as a most anticipated title of 2015.

On Wednesday, February 11, Ken Babstock, Sheniz Janmohamed and David B. Goldstein will take over the Press Club as part of the Pivot Reading series second event of Winter 2015. 

The Art Now Speakers’ Series is part of ongoing academic offerings of the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. The Winter 2014 series, 'FREEDOM!??' is organized by Kelly Jazvac. 

Critic and writer David Balzer will be speaking about his new book, Curationism. Balzer has contributed to publications including The Believer, Modern Painters, and The Globe and Mail, and is the author of Contrivances, a short-fiction collection. He is currently Associate Editor at Canadian Art magazine.