Coach House Press is purchasing its home! The Coach House, located at 80 bpNichol Lane and home to Coach House Printing and Coach House Books since 1968, has been acquired by Coach House Press. The historic building (which dates from the late 1800s) and its four-decade legacy of innovative printing and publishing are safer and sounder than ever. A cause for celebration indeed!
Recently, Dani Couture sat down with Maggie Helwig to discuss her new novel, Girls Fall Down. In an interview that is featured on the Pages Books and Magazines website, Helwig reveals how she found a voice for her schizophrenic character, Derek:
DANI COUTURE: In your novel, you wrote intense dialogue for Derek, Susie’s schizophrenic brother who had disappeared off the grid.
Last night, at a ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Coach House Books was named the Small Press Publisher of 2007 at the Libris Awards!
Given annually by the Canadian Booksellers' Association, the Libris Awards are nominated and voted on by members of the Canadian bookselling community, and honour outstanding achievement in Canada’s bookselling industry. Coach House triumphed over some very impressive competition, including Cormorant Books and Gaspereau Press.
Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it — get ready — the Coach House Book Club.
Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting — but just calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way of encapsulating all of that.
Since our founding in 1965, Coach House has been committed to printing and publishing innovative poetry of the highest quality. With that mandate in mind, we want to make sure we're doing all that we can to share our poets' work with you!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.