The Coach House crew is deeply saddened by the passing of Barbara Godard. Barbara was, as the Avie Bennett Historica Chair of Canadian Literature at York University, one of Canada’s most important academics: an inspiring teacher and a prolific critic of Canadian literature, most specifically the work of innovative Canadian women’s writing in both French and English.
On December 5 and 6, a Toronto symposium celebrates the career of Barbara Godard, teacher, theorist, translator, mentor and activist. The symposium, at the Pia Bouman School (6 Noble Street) features readings and panel discussions and concludes with the launch of Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture: Selected Essays by Barbara Godard.
Because we know that if both time and money weren't a thang you'd love to fill your Coach House totes with ALL THE FALL 2015 BOOKS, but alas, you don't have all the time and money in the world, we've created a Fall Sampler complete with teaser-length excerpts of all of our Fall 2015 books!
Hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Speaker's Book Award recognizes works by Ontario authors that reflects the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents. The winner will be announced in March 2016.
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.