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This May, thrill to The Mother of All Sales! Just in time for Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8 – you're welcome), Coach House is putting all it's mom-centric titles on sale at a maternal 25% off during the fifth month of the calendar year

Last night, on April 28, 2011, Vancouver poet Jen Currin won the coveted Audre Lorde Award for her most recent collection The Inquisition Yours.

CKUA's Ken Davis interviewed Suzette Mayr about Monoceros – the story that inspired it, the unicorn obsession, the Calgary setting – on CKUA's literary program,' Bookmark.'

Listen to the interview here.

At the Coach House Toronto Spring 2011 Launch, we encouraged the attendees to take part in our 'Book Launch Missed Connections.' If you saw or talked to someone you liked at the book launch – a fellow reader, an author, a publishing professional – but were too shy to tell them what you really wanted to say, our anonymous 'missed connections' box was your best friend.

The week of April 25, The Walrus Blog is featuring a different poem from Gabe Foreman's debut poetry collection, A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People, each day.

They began this Monday, April 25, with 'Accidents.' Check in on The Walrus blog daily for new poems from Foreman's book.

On April 20, 2011, the Canadian Booksellers' Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Libris Awards. Coach House Books has again been nominated for the Small Press Publisher of the Year!

Voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, the CBA Libris Awards honour not only the talented authors whose works were embraced by book-buyers during the previous year, but all of the dedicated professionals who ensured those authors’ books connected meaningfully with readers.

In advance of a multi-author book launch at Canmore's Communitea Cafe, the Banff Crag & Canyon interviewed the three authors, Steven Ross Smith, Rosemary Nixon and our very own Suzette Mayr, on April 19, 2011:

Suzette Mayr talked to the Calgary Herald and reporter Eric Volmers about the process of creating her new novel, Monoceros, in the Sunday, April 17 edition.

In the feature article, Mayr talks about the events that inspired the novel, disenfranchised grief, Catholic schools and (of course) unicorns. Here's a sample:

Jen Currin was interviewed about her highly acclaimed new poetry collection, The Inquisition Yours by Ottawa's The Wig in advance of her two readings the weekend of April 16. Journalist Maria Feldman sat down and asked her a few questions about her poetry:

The interactive NFB documentary on Jordan Scott and his poetry collection Blert has won two design awards from Applied Arts Magazine!