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.
Happy April, Coach House friends! Some guy may have thought it cruel, but we're pretty sure that if he had known about National Poetry Month he'd have been into it — we sure are! In fact, to celebrate National Poetry Month, for the month of April we're discounting all of our backlist poetry titles by 30% (so everything but our three recently launched Spring 2014 poetry titles).
Poet Sina Queyras, whose new collection MxT launched this spring, discusses form, critical discourse, and the state of Canadian poetry with fellow poet Adam Sol in the April 2014 issue of Quill & Quire.
Coach House Books is putting the 'CH' in 'Kaffeeklatsch' this year. Starting in February, our coffee room will host a monthly Coach House Kaffeeklatsch! Not so much writers' workshops (there are already plenty of excellent writing workshops in Toronto) but talks and conversations with publishers and authors about the more practical aspects of being a writer and working in book publishing.
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.