The League of Canadian Poets​ announced the 2015 shortlists for the Raymond Souster Award the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards this morning, and we are thrilled to announce that three Coach House Books authors have received a total of four nominations! Part of the LCP's press release follows:

Canada Reads takes place March 16-19, 2015. Martha Wainbright will be defending Jocelyne Saucier's And the Birds Rained Down (tr. Rhonda Mullins); we'll be in the audience cheering her on! Here's how you can tune in:


  • 10 a.m. ET. video livesteam on
  • On-demand video will be available each afternoon


Congratulations, Jen Currin! Her poetry collection, School, is a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, awarded by the B.C. Book Prizes. Go, Jen!

Martha Wainwright — champion of And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier (tr. Rhonda Mullins) for Canada Reads 2015 — is our hero. As we excitedly/nervously wait for the live debates next week, we've been playing a lot of Martha to calm our nerves. So have Jocelyne and Rhonda!

In honour of International Women's Day on March 8, CBC Books presents 12 Canadian women writers you should check out, including Cordelia Strube (Lemon) and Jocelyne Saucier (And the Birds Rained Down). 

Check out the whole list here.

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:

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.

For the first time in about one thousand years, Iceland is building a new temple to the gods — so now seems like a good time for us to discount Jeramy Dodds's translation of the Poetic Edda by 40%. 

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

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​).