Open Book: Toronto recently investigated the world of anthologies in Canadian literature, and paid special attention to Coach House Books' new publication, Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women's Poetry and Poetics, and the Toronto books.

Coach House Books is thrilled to announced that Michael Blouin's debut novel, Chase and Haven, has won the 2009 ReLit Award in the novel category! Congratulations, Michael!

The Globe and Mail recently posted a short documentary by Anne-Marie Jackson that looks inside the Coach House and features interviews with a few guests during the Wayzgoose party a few weeks ago. Watch Stan operate a linotype, watch revelers at the Wayzgoose, hear Claudia Dey talk about the press -- and much more!

Coach House Books learned some very exciting news on September 15: Maggie Helwig has been shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award for her novel, Girls Fall Down!

On Sunday, September 6, the Toronto Star profiled Coach House founder and 'head coach' Stan Bevington, giving special attention to Coach House Press's recent purchase of the building.

Upon the purchase of the Coach House, Coach House Press was profiled in The Varsity, the University of Toronto's student paper. Journalist Charlotte Tombs spoke to head coach Stan Bevington and senior editor Alana Wilcox about the publishing house, located on the U of T campus.

CineAction’s John Semley sits down with Guy Maddin for a lengthy conversation about the creation of My Winnipeg, first as a film and more recently as a book. Along the way they discuss honesty in art, the nostalgic focus of Maddin’s work, and where he hopes to go from here.

Read the full article here.

The Shortlists for the 2009 ReLit Awards were announced today. Congratulations to our nominated authors!


RM Vaughan (Troubled)


Michael Blouin (Chase and Haven)
Maggie Helwig (Girls Fall Down)

The Tolerance Project Blog is a collaborative writing project with eighty writers, artists, and thinkers from across Canada and the United States donating their poetic DNA to the cause.

Rachel Zolf, author of Human Resources, and winner of the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry, has created the blog as a part of her MFA in Creative Writing at New York’s The New School, where she has enrolled in order to stay in the U.S. with her partner.

Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women's Poetry and Poetics hits bookstores in just a couple of weeks. To tide you over during the wait, we've posted a generous excerpt of the book and a great selection of audio files. Click here to listen to the poets read pieces from the anthology or download the excerpt (which includes the editors' introduction and an interview with Nicole Brossard) attached below.