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If you're a U.S. resident, you can enter to win one of ten advance reading copies of André Alexis's new novel, Pastoral, on Goodreads. This contest runs from February 24 to March 7—enter now!

We're showcasing the Coach House flash with titles from André Alexis, Sina Queyras, Brecken Hancock, Jen Currin, Élise Turcotte and Harry Karlinsky.

Cover Image of In Love With Art

February 19, 2014 – Jeet Heer's book In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman has been shortlisted for the 2014 University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science and Library Non-Fiction Award, one of the categories in the Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Coach House Books is putting the 'CH' in 'Kaffeeklatsch' this year. Starting in February, our coffee room will host a monthly Coach House Kaffeeklatsch! Not so much writers' workshops (there are already plenty of excellent writing workshops in Toronto) but talks and conversations with publishers and authors about the more practical aspects of being a writer and working in book publishing.

January 31, 2014 – CBC's annual Bookie Awards shortlists are out, and Coach House has two titles in contention: Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement is up for Canadian Cover of the Year, and Andrew Faulkner's Need Machine is up for Canadian Poetry of the Year.

January 31, 2014 – The McSweeney's website featured a 'Three Days in a Polar Vortex with a Poet' Montreal poetry showcase, featuring a few excerpts from Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement...

January 25, 2014 – We're proud to share that Sarah Liss's community history of Toronto civic hero Will Munro, Army of Lovers, has been selected for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) for their 2014 Over the Rainbow List...

January 24, 2014 – Over on The Daily Beast, author Sheila Heti (How Should a Person Be?) recommended a visit to Coach House for literature lovers visiting Toronto...

January 22, 2014 — Poet Jonathan Ball (Politics of Knives) spoke to Winnipeg's Uniter about the power of poetry to unsettle language and why poets 'have a duty to be great':

'Poetry makes language strange,' he says. “At a base level, it defamiliarizes language, so it allows you to focus on language play and to think about language itself.