The eight recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts were announced on February 22, 2011, by the Canada Council for the Arts at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Among the photographers, filmmakers and metalsmiths was Coach House author and visual artist Robert Fones, who, like all the other award winners, will receive a $25,000 prize and a special issue medallion. The medallion will be given to the eight winners on March 23 during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

This March, Coach House celebrates the holidays with three amazing holiday-specific sales! Celebrate women, circles and St. Patrick with tantalizing Coach House discounts/

Jon Paul Fiorentino has been awarded a CBC Bookie for his most recent collection of poetry, Indexical Elegies!

Carla Gunn's debut novel Amphibian has been nominated for an Evergreen Award, a prize given by the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program. Kathleen Winter (Annabel), Anosh Irani (Dahanu Road), James W.

Jon Paul Fiorentino has been nominated for a CBC Bookie for Indexical Elegies, his latest book of poetry. Also nominated in the poetry category are Michael Lista (Bloom), Sharon McCartney (For and Against), Anne Carson (Nox) and Jim Johnstone (Patternicity).

Gary Barwin travelled to Calgary this fall to read from The Porcupinity of the Stars at the Flywheel Reading Series.

In case you missed the live, in-person performance, you can click here to watch clips of Gary's reading on his blog!

Coach House recently added dozens of ebooks to its online catalogue. Everything from The Martyrology to Stroll. And to raise awareness of our impressive list of ebooks, we're holding an Ebook Fire(wire) Sale this February!

Dorothy Ellen Palmer recently spoke to Catherine Whitnall of Peterborough This Week about adoption, growing up in the Kawarthas, and her novel When Fenelon Falls.

'"I first came up with the idea from the caged bear in Irondale," said Ms. Palmer. "And I had always wanted to write about the Rosedale area because my family had been going up there for close to 100 years."

The popular AGO exhibit, 'Canadian Art in the 1960s and 1970s through the lens of Coach House Press,' will close in early February.

If you've been putting off a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario to see
this dizzying display of Coach-House-produced posters and prints, you've only got until February 16. The exhibit, showcasing the work of various Canadian artists and galleries of the era has taken up residence in the Signy Eaton Gallery on the AGO's second floor since 2009.

Gail Scott recently spoke to the Montreal Gazette's Mike Boone about The Obituary and her Montreal neighbourhood, Mile End.

'You can safely buy bagels or souvlaki without encountering one, but Gail Scott says there are ghosts in Mile End.