More accolades for The Ward, this time from the Sunday Edition's Michael Enright, who says that the book of photographs and essays that illustrate the fascinating history of Toronto's first immigrant neighborhood "should be of interest to Canadians anywhere, reminding us that we all came from some place else."

If the rain last weekend ruined your Toronto Pride celebrations, CBC Books suggests you check out Sina Queyras's MxT for a great summer LGBT read.

Jezebel has compiled A Haphazard Summer Reading List For All of Your Summer Moods, and wedged between titles that emit "Dystopian Vibes" and books that that it's "Not Too Late" to read, sits Tamara Faith Berger's Maidenhead, filed under "Start a Brawl at Book Club." Jane Marie writes: "This was BY FAR themost divisive

Bookseller Shelley Macbeth of Blue Heron Books (Uxbridge, ON), recommended Andre Alexis's Fifteen Dogs on 49th Shelf, and gushed that the novel was her pick for a Giller nomination this year! Thanks, Shelley!

Decide for yourself! Grab Fifteen Dogs.

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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.