On Friday March 30th, Coach House founder and master printer Stan Bevington was awarded the Robert R. Reid lifetime achievement award for excellence in book art. The award is given annually by the Vancouver-based Alcuin Society, which seeks to preserve and celebrate the ongoing legacy of Canadian print culture.
On August 1, 2012, the first-ever Calgary Critics’ Awards (or Critters), were handed out last night at the Auburn Saloon. Given to members of the Calgary theatre community by 'the Critics Four' — Bob Clark, Stephen Hunt, Jessica Goldman and Louis Hobson — the awards aim to any enliven community interest in the theatre scene of Calgary.
The K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation recognized the seven recipients of the 2011 K. M. Artist Awards at an event last evening at the Gladstone Hotel.
These annual awards are given to Ontario residents who have completed their training, begun to produce a body of work and are starting to make a significant mark in their field. Given at a critical moment in the artists’ careers, the awards are a means of encouraging their craft and propelling them to the next level.
On April 20, 2011, the Canadian Booksellers' Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Libris Awards. Coach House Books has again been nominated for the Small Press Publisher of the Year!
Voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, the CBA Libris Awards honour not only the talented authors whose works were embraced by book-buyers during the previous year, but all of the dedicated professionals who ensured those authors’ books connected meaningfully with readers.
On Wednesday, March 14, the finalists for the 23rd Lambda Literary Awards were announced, selecting the finest examples of LGBT literature in 2011.
Coach House is thrilled to announce that Jen Currin's poetry collection, The Inquisition Yours, has been shortlisted for a Lambda Award in the category of Lesbian Poetry. Currin is up for the awards with Elizabeth Colen, Anna Swanson, Eleanor Lerman and Laurie MacFayden.
On Monday, March 14, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers announced the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists. The awards, honouring Manitoba writers and publishers, are given in a number of categories, from fiction to children's books.
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.