News

The Globe and Mail has your back when it comes to restocking your nightstand/beachbag for the remainder of 2016. They released a list of the 20 most anticipated Canadian books of 2016 this weekend and we're happy to report that André Alexis’ highly anticipated The Hidden Keys is up there alongside the new Margaret Atwood and fellow Giller-winner David Bergen.

Congratulations to Jordan Tannahill, Weyni Mengesha, and Patrick Lavender for their excellent showing at the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

The Toronto Star's Lauren Pelley wrote a preview of Closerwhich features an interview with Sarah that touches on sex-ed, yoni massages, and her predictions for society's evolving view of female sexuality. 

We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post

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.