On Wednesday, April 29, unBIRDen your schedule and head into the dog days of spring with Coach House Books as we unleash a menagerie of otter-ly great new fiction and poetry titles out of the literary barnyard!

April is National Poetry Month, our favourite month of the year! (Whatever, T.S. Eliot.)

The Yellow Pages stopped by Coach House Books to shine a spotlight on our publishing program and printing presses! You can view their conversation with Alana Wilcox, our Editorial Director, here.

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.