We're absolutely geeked to announce that Karen Hines' Crawlspace, Nicolas Billon's Butcher Iceland and Jordan Tannahill's Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom are all up for a handful of awards at the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards! Botticelli in the Fire &amp

Igor Ravnik of Versopolis recently interviewed R.M. Vaughan about insomnia and his book Bright Eyed. Dr. Ravnik is a pediatric neurologist specializing in epilepsy who cared for refugee children suffering from sleeping disorders and the two of them make a fascinating interview-interviewee combination.


The good folks at LitHub featured You Only Live Twice on their list of 10 Books to Read for Pride Month. YOLT's among excellent and varied company, as the diverse list features books whose subjects range from 'the original cult classic lesbian vampire story to LGBT athletes.'



We're thrilled to announce that André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs and Andrew Battershill's Pillow have both been nominated for 2016 Sunburst Awards in the category of Adult Fiction! The shortlist will be announced on July 5th, and the winner on September 14th.

A hearty and well-deserved congratulations to Ben Ladouceur, the winner of the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for his debut collection of poetry Otter!

Dorothy Ellen Palmer wrote a guest post for 49th Shelf on age, disability, and CanLit. She concludes her argument for inclusion with a decisive call to action:

'We have two choices. Either we act to make change together and now, or we talk about it for another 40 years. Then CanLit won’t need you, and no one will read you, when you’re 64.'

Read her powerful and eloquent piece here.

Read an excerpt from Subdivided in NOW: co-editor Jay Pitter on a visit to the social housing community of her childhood. Jay makes the astute point that a larger problem of social housing communities is "that human dignity is rarely a guiding principle in the design of social housing."

Read Subdivided contributor Noreen Ahmed-Ullah's chapter on how Brampton was dubbed a ghetto, presented as an excerpt in The Globe and Mail.

We were chuffed to see You Only Live Twice on CBC Books' list of 10 Great Canadian Books to Read During Pride. 

Check out the full list here, which also features Chase Joynt's touring partner, Vivek Shraya!  

Open Book Toronto's James Lindsay sat down with Ken Sparling to discuss This Poem is a House, the jump from prose to poems, spirituality, and how much he loves Derek McCormack. Check out the interview here.