October 15, 2013 — Full Frontal T.O.: Exploring Toronto's Architectural Vernacular, with photographs by Patrick Cummins and text by Shawn Micallef, was named the winner of the 2013 Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence in the Book Category at a ceremony held in Toronto. The awards, presented by Heritage Toronto, recognize individuals and community organizations for exceptional contributions in a number of categories, including Architecture, Community Heritage, Media, Conservation and, of course, Books.

Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature! And while we at Coach House have no real connection to Ms. Munro, we love her and love that she won the Nobel Prize for Literature! Not only is the prize a veneration of Canadian writers and women writers, it's a great victory for short fiction writers, too!

October 3, 2013 — The Toronto Quarterly interviewed poet Andrew Faulkner (Need Machine) about embracing pop culture references in his work, managing his expectations for the Toronto Blue Jays and coming to terms with the label of 'poet':

TTQ: What inspired you to start writing poetry and at what point did you begin to think of yourself as a poet?

October 7, 2013 — Jeet Heer and his new book In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman are the cover story of the October 3 edition of Regina's alt-weekly magazine Prairie Dog Magazine. Heer discusses the legacy of Mouly and her 'symbiotic relationship' with Art Spiegelman:

September 26, 2013 — enRoute magazine's October 2013 issue explores the literary landscape of Ottawa, home to poet David O'Meara, whose latest poetry collection, A Pretty Sight, launches this fall:

October 2, 2013 — Two Coach House authors are among this year's Governor General's Literary Awards nominees: playwright Nicolas Billon for his trilogy Fault Lines and Rhonda Mullins for her translation of Jocelyne Saucier's And the Birds Rained Down.

The full list of finalists is available on the Canada Council website. Our hearty congratulations to all nominees!

September 29, 2013 — Matthew Heiti, author of The City Still Breathing, was profiled in his hometown newspaper, the Sudbury Star. He described how his first novel was inspired by the changing cityscape:

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September 19, 2013 — Full Frontal T.O.: Exploring Toronto's Architectural Vernacular with photographs by Patrick Cummins and words by Shawn Micallef, is nominated for the 2013 Heritage Toronto Book Awards, presented by Heritage Toronto.

Other nominees in the Book category:

  • 28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope, by Michael Bryant

September 26, 2013 — Margaret Christakos, whose ninth poetry collection, Multitudes, launches this fall, spoke with Open Book Toronto as part of their Poets in Profile series:

Open Book: What is the best thing about being a poet... and what is the worst?