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In this morning's Toronto Metro, Sue Carter chats with Jon Chan Simpson about his debut novel, Chinkstar.

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts has awarded Coach House's own Jordan Tannahill the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Award, a prize that celebrates excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. The ceremony was held Monday evening (June 22nd) at the Harbourfront Centre, where 50 prizes in total were awarded to members of Toronto's vibrant performing arts scene. 

Who doesn't like a free book? Especially when that book has just won the prestigous 2015 Language Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English Language)??

The CBC has generated five "totally random facts" to be gleaned from Jordan Tannahill's Theatre of the Unimpressed, the GG-award winning playwright's call to playwrights and directors everywhere to abandon the safe and predictable conventionality of the well-made play and embrace what Tannahill calls the "spectre of failure," a willingness to countenance risk that reminds theatre-goers of the necessity of the live experience.

In an article on the New Yorker online, Coach House's Alana Wilcox weighs in on Pasha Malla's discussion of the changing landscape of publishing English translations of Franco-Canadian writing. Jocelyne Saucier's (trans.

This morning at Coach House we're all giving Brecken Hancock a great big group hug and want you all to join us in congratulating her on her big win last night. Her first poetry collection, Broom Broom, won the 2015 Language Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English Language), which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

In March, Rachel Zolf sat down with Briane Teare, Assistant Professor of English at Temple University, to talk about her new book, Janey's Arcadia, Zolf's poetic revisionist history of Canada's colonial appropriations.

Ted Landrum's found/erasure poem, "Short Cut Through a City Cemetary," is based on Sina Queyras's poem, "Elegy Written in a City Cemetary," from MxT.

Read the whole poem here.

This April, Coach House author (Clockfire) Jonathan Ball won the Manitoba Writers' Guild and Association of Manitoba Publishers' Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award for Jon Paiz's Crime Wave.

Congratulations, Jonathan!

 ... in reference, of course, to Robertson's Cinema of the Present.
 

Here's proof, in case you need it. You likely need Robertson's book more, though. So get it now!