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HSW Literary Agency to Close

After fifteen years of nurturing some of the most authentic and fresh voices in Canadian writing, the HSW Literary Agency will close upon the retirement of principal agent Margaret Hart. Margaret has spent a lifetime working with books and is … Continue reading

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The Doctor is In: Dr. Gretchen Roedde announces June speaking engagements

Almost two years after publishing her exposé of maternal health care in the developing world, Dr. Gretchen Roedde continues to be an in-demand speaker with professional associations and non-governmental organizations alike. Up next for the Doctor’s Quest author? June engagements … Continue reading

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Perfect Pair: New Alison Lohans’ picture book a two-time nominee

Last fall, Alison Lohans quietly self-published the picture book Leaving Mr. Humphries. Now, the book is poised to receive a whole lot more attention: it’s been nominated for a 2014 High Plains Book Award in the children’s literature category. We … Continue reading

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Persons Unknown? Crime Writer Kristina Stanley Makes Her Name

The life of an author, quietly perfecting her craft, is often anonymous. But the efforts of crime writer Kristina Stanley are at last getting the attention they deserve: Stanley has three works up for separate crime writing awards! Descent, the … Continue reading

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Tamai Kobayashi slated for Brockton Writers Series

Toronto summers are full of book events that city literature lovers are loath to miss. The latest must-attend reading to add to the calendar is July’s edition of the Brockton Writers Series, headlined by Tamai Kobayashi, author of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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A Trip in Time: Julia Lin reads at UBC’s Alumni Weekend

The best fiction transports you to another time and place. Spanning from Japanese-occupied Taiwan to present-day Canada, the stories in Julia Lin‘s Miah do just that. Now readers can add to the experience by pairing the stories with a tour … Continue reading

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Celebrating Story: May is International Short Story Month

May is International Short Story Month, and for lovers of the form like us, that’s cause for celebrations! Celebrations like the standing room-only Toronto launch of one of the smartest collections of the season, Anna Leventhal‘s Sweet Affliction, or like … Continue reading

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A DOCTOR’S QUEST to Saskatoon: Gretchen Roedde joins fundraising efforts

It takes a special type of person to brave a Prairie winter, which explains why the intrepid Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of A Doctor’s Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe (Dundurn Press, 2012), travelled to … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday: Anna Leventhal’s Toronto launch slated for May 3

They say the book tour is a thing of the past, but tell that to Anna Leventhal. First feted in her adopted home of Montreal, Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing, 2014), Leventhal’s debut collection of expertly crafted stories, is slated for … Continue reading

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Taking Flight: PRAIRIE OSTRICH soars to success

Tamai Kobayashi‘s first novel, Prairie Ostrich (Goose Lane Editions, 2014), was launched here in Toronto last month to much fanfare. The author was joined by fellow writer Kyo Maclear–who hosted the festivities at Another Story Book Shop–as Kobayashi fielded questions … Continue reading

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