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.
It has been a terribly exciting week of award nominations at the old Coach House! This morning, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award finalists, and we're thrilled to say that Sean Dixon was nominated for his play A God in Need of Help, as was Rhonda Mullins for her translation of Élise Turcotte's Guyana.
Congratulations, André! His gorgeous novel, Pastoral, is a finalist for the esteemed Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two major prizes for excellence in Canadian fiction: the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books.
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.