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.
Everyone has heard the news and it’s inspired the same bookish panic in all of us. A strike is brewing in the hearts, minds and on contract negotiation tables of Canadian postal workers. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the town criers have been using words like ‘looming,’ which has us a little worried. But we’re forging on the only way we know how – a massive ebook sale! For the month of July, all of our ebooks will be 25% off.
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
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.