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.

For the first time in about one thousand years, Iceland is building a new temple to the gods — so now seems like a good time for us to discount Jeramy Dodds's translation of the Poetic Edda by 40%. 

Élise Turcotte's Guyanatranslated by Rhonda Mullins, is a finalist for the 2014 Typographical Translation Award!

Congratulations, Jocelyne and Rhonda!

Coach House Books is thrilled to announce that And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier (translated by Rhonda Mullins) will be championed by Martha Wainwright (!) in this year's Canada Reads competition. The announcement was made this morning on CBC's Radio Q (listen to the full audio​).

Did you get a new ereading device over the holidays? Seems like almost everyone we know did! Ergo, we've decided to have an ebook sale that will help you fill up your ereader (whether it be brand, spankin' new or lovingly covered with old flecks of food from years of use).

Congratulations, Margaret Christakos (Multitudes), David O'Meara (A Pretty Sight) and David Seymour (For Display Purposes Only)! Our amazing three poets have all been nominated for a ReLit Award in the category of Poetry.

Our warmest congratulations to Jocelyne Saucier and Rhonda Mullins: And the Birds Rained Down has been longlisted for the next installment of Canada Reads

Together at last! We're pairing acclaimed poet Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present with a stunning Cinema poster set designed by Canadian artist duo Hadley+Maxwell, created in response to the long poem and Robertson's interrogation of the pronoun 'you.' 

Eight posters and one engrossing book of poetry for only $45 (that's a savings of over $20!). It’s time to lock this deal down.