The Peace Pipe Dreams audiobook is out this month from PRHC and author Darrell Dennis is currently shooting, directing, and acting in a film he wrote: The Great Salish Heist.
When Austin Clarke won the Commonwealth Book Prize 20 years ago. Austin had a private audience with the Queen. It was the highlight of his life.
The Globe and Mail: Losing her daughter to a drug overdose stopped poet Susan Musgrave’s pen
Watch the Toronto Central Reference Library interview with author Eden Robinson
And Lisa Bird-Wilson is #1!
Congratulations to Lisa Bird-Wilson, whose novel, Probably Ruby has won both the Saskatoon Book Prize AND the Book of the Year Award!
For Waubgeshig Rice, National Indigenous Peoples Day "is a chance to celebrate his heritage"
"We have an infinite capacity for joy," says novelist Eden Robinson
Probably Ruby named one of the best audiobooks of 2022!
Lisa Bird-Wilson on NPR: 'Probably Ruby' explores the legacy of forced Indigenous adoption and residential schools in Canada
Lisa and Ruby strike again on Lithub!
Lisa and Ruby are everywhere! Listen to Lisa Bird-Wilson on the Skylight Books Podcast Series, Skylit
Read the wonderful World Literature Today interview with Lisa Bird-Wilson
Moon of the Crusted Snow is one of twenty-five top selling books by Canadian-owned publishers
Decolonize your bookshelf with Eden Robinson, among others
Yasuko Thanh in The Globe and Mail: My anger at B.C. parliament protests was a reflection of my own privilege
Lisa Bird-Wilson, author of Probably Ruby, makes The Millions "Writers to Watch: Spring 2022" list!
CBC Radio named Disorientation by Ian Williams the #1 nonfiction book to give as a Christmas gift—congratulations, Ian!
Disorientation: Being Black in the World makes The New York Times list of new and notable books—congratulations, Ian!
Los Angeles Times: Why a novelist shifted to essays about the ‘disorientation’ of being Black in the world`
Looking for your next non-fiction read—Book Riot recommends Disorientation: Being Black in the World by Ian Williams
Disorientation by Ian Williams is Skylight Books inaugural title for its non-fiction reading club!
Ian Williams gives LitHub a list of "Authors that Make Good Literary Neighbors"
Maria Campbell and Lee Maracle—"two of the great matriarchs of Indigenous literature"
Moon of the Crusted Snow is one of eight indigenous horror novels recommended by The Lineup
"The Disorienting Politics of Being Black": Watch Ian Williams on TVO's The Agenda
Listen to the Jamie Tennant interview with Everything Turns Away author, Michelle Berry
Watch CBC Gem's Writing the Land, featuring Eden Robinson, Catherine Hernandez, and Aviaq Johnston
Ian Williams discusses "disorientation"—the impact of racial encounters on racialized people—on The Social
CBC Books: Ian Williams aims to make sense of a racialized world in the essay collection Disorientation
In his own words…Waubgeshig Rice explains how his traditional homeland impacts him as a storyteller
CBC Gem's documentary series celebrating 12 Canadian writers includes Son of a Trickster author Eden Robinson
Matt Galloway of The Current interviews author Ian Williams:
Listen to the interview
Read the conversation
The Georgia Straight: Ian Williams takes a deep dive into Disorientation
View author Rahela Nayebzadah's recommended reading list on 49th Shelf
Probably Ruby featured in Saskatchewan's Indigenous newspaper, Eagle Feather News
Listen to CKCU: Friday Special Blend, which features the author of Disorientation, Ian Williams
King's Co-op Bookstore presents Ian Williams in conversation with Sylvia Hamilton
Read an excerpt from Ian Williams' Disorientation in The Globe and Mail
The Canadian Press: Ian Williams explores the ‘whiplash’ of being racialized in ‘Disorientation’
Ian Williams reviews Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead for the Guardian
Brampton Guardian: Prize-winning author, poet Ian Williams next Brampton Arts Walk of Fame inductee
Ian Williams in Maclean's: "The Esi Edugyan story according to Google"
Toronto Star: ‘I forgot I was Black until the world reminds me of it’: Author Ian Williams on the disorientation of the white gaze
Calgary Herald: "Ian Williams mixes small-scale personal and large-scale political with book of essays"
Toronto Star: Ian Williams, Tomson Highway on all-male short list for $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust non-fiction prize
The Globe and Mail: Questions of identity dominate Writers’ Trust short list for $60,000 non-fiction prize
Disorientation is the CBC's top pick in non-fiction for fall 2021
The Star's list of books you need to know about for fall 2021 includes Disorientation by Ian Williams
Ian Williams' new book is on the Quill & Quire's 2021 Best of Fall guide: nonfiction
George Elliott Clarke discusses his memoir, Where Beauty Survived on Global's The Morning Show
Eden Robinson's Son of a Trickster continues to hold a spot on the CBC's list of bestselling books
Read Lisa Bird-Wilson's special contribution in The Globe and Mail
Enjoy an excerpt from George Elliott Clarke's Where Beauty Survived in the Toronto Star
Listen to George Elliott Clarke on q with guest host Ali Hassan
Watch for these books in September!
September 9: Exculpatory Lilies, new poetry from Susan Musgrave
September 27: Green Mountain Academy, a new YA novel from Frances Greenslade
September 27: The Canadian paperback edition of Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-Wilson
New covers for the Russian editions of the Flavia de Luce series
Alan Bradley's Russian publisher, AST, is releasing new editions of the Flavia de Luce mystery series with covers aimed at adults. Here are the new covers for the first three books, with the old covers aimed at kids.
Probably Ruby shortlisted for the First Novel Award!
“In a time when truth is coveted, ‘Probably Ruby’ is a refreshing reminder of the realities of forced Indigenous adoption and family separation. Bird-Wilson’s writing is at times poetic and ever compelling. We are fortunate to have her and Ruby among us.”
— THE WASHINGTON POST —
Now available, the US edition of Probably Ruby
“Moving…. Vivid…. the fragmented nature lends a sense of verisimilitude to this painful story of a fractured family history, and readers will be carried along by Ruby’s vitality and perseverance. This is well worth a look.”
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY —
Coming soon…the trade paperback edition of Eden Robinson's Return of the Trickster
“Robinson manages to skilfully pull off a series that accomplishes a whole number of things at the same time: this novel—and the trilogy as a whole—is a thrilling, magic-realist adventure story; a compelling domestic novel that explores the various kinds of family: biological, intentional, and community; a grim ride into sadistic darkness (there’s a torture scene that will forever change the way you look at deep fryers); and wickedly funny, hard-edged and sardonic, tender and emotionally true. It’s a coming of age story that spans universes.”
— TORONTO STAR —
Lisa Bird-Wilson's Probably Ruby is featured in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2022 Writers to Watch!
New for the holidays: the US editions of Blood in the Water and Disorientation, as well as the Italian edition of Reproduction by Ian Williams
Congratulations to Ian Williams, the newest inductee into the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame!
Disorientation by Ian Williams is shortlisted for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Prize!
“Disorientation is a formally inventive and searing meditation on race and Blackness. Both topical and literary, Williams’ essay collection juxtaposes personal stories about racial profiling and microaggressions alongside discussions about the murders of George Floyd and Eric Garner and readings of Black writers like Audre Lorde and James Baldwin. His writing moves, by turn, from tenderness to despair to anger, yet remains clear-eyed and intellectually rigorous throughout. In an age of hot takes and condemnation, Williams’ essays reflect, explore, and illuminate.”
— JURY, Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction —
Check out The Bukowski Agency's Hot List for Frankfurt 2022
BOOKLIST calls Green Mountain Academy by Frances Greenslade "A harrowing and reflective escapade"
Frances Greenslade's Green Mountain Academy is an "action-packed…story [that] satisfies," says Kirkus Reviews
"Ruby never disappoints"—read The New York Review of Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-Wilson
Charles Demers' calls Eden Robinson's Blood Sports "the most disturbing book in the world…you cannot stop reading"
The reviews are in: Italy loves Reproduction by Ian Williams
Disorientation, a "pithy, kaleidoscopic book," is on the Boston Globe's Best Books of 2021 list
maisonneuve calls Disorientation by Ian Williams "writing [that] brings a necessary perspective to urgent conversations"
Kirkus Reviews calls Disorientation by Ian Williams "lyrical" and a "thoughtful narritive"
Blood in the Water, "an instant true crime classic," receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly
Toronto Star: Beauty survived, thankfully, in writer and poet George Elliott Clarke’s new Africadian memoir
Probably Ruby presents "a complex, unforgettable character," says the Toronto Star
Probably Ruby "a brave and beautiful book" and Where Beauty Survived "a vibrant, revealing memoir," says DailyHive
Foreword Reviews calls Silver Donald Cameron's Blood in the Water "Compelling"
Lisa Bird-Wilson's "Poignant debut novel," Probably Ruby, is a Reader's Digest Book Club pick
Chatelaine magazine calls Lisa Bird-Wilson's Probably Ruby "a beautiful, hilarious novel"
George Elliott Clarke "paints vivid scenes of his early life" in Where Beauty Survived, says Quill & Quire
Maclean's calls Probably Ruby "a heartbreaking and revelatory work…about family"
Blood in the Water is "an insightful social history as it is a slice of true crime," says The Herald, Scotland
The Daily Mail, UK, calls Blood in the Water "a comprehensive, thoughtful examination"
Crime Reads does a delightful deep dive into Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce mystery series
The Toronto Star calls Robinson's Return of the Trickster 'wickedly funny, tender, emotionally true’
Chatelaine: Eden Robinson’s Return Of The Trickster Is A Fitting End To Her Trilogy
The Daily Mail UK reviews Ian Williams' novel Reproduction, calling it "vastly enjoyable" with "top-notch comic dialogue"
The Guardian calls Reproduction by Ian Williams “captivating…a finely balanced novel”
The Guardian, UK, calls Ian Williams debut novel "an enjoyably offbeat family saga"
The Globe and Mail calls Blood in the Water Silver Donald Cameron's "brilliant finale to an illustrious career"
"A resonant read for unsettling times"—Frances Greenslade's Red Fox Road receives a starred Kirkus review
Literary Review of Canada reviews Mallory Tater's "gripping debut" novel, The Birth Yard
MPRnews reviews Ian Williams' novel, Reproduction, which is "a memorable read"
Read the CrimeReads review of Dazieri's Kill the King, the final book in the Caselli and Torre series
Dazieri's Kill the King is a book with a "brilliantly plotted storyline," says blogger All Things Jill-Elizabeth
Ian Williams' debut novel, Reproduction, receives a spectacular New York Times review
The Birth Yard by Mallory Tater is "a propulsive read" says Quill and Quire
“There is a breathless quality” to Ian Williams' debut novel, says Library Journal
Mallory Tater's debut novel The Birth Yard "equal parts suspense and action," says 49th Shelf
Read the Publishers Weekly review for Ian Williams' debut novel, Reproduction
Women's Day magazine calls Bradley's Flavia de Luce series a "delightful mystery series"
BC Booklook: "There is much in Thanh's memoir Mistakes to Run With to ponder"
Read The Globe and Mail review of Lansens' latest novel, This Little Light