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An Evening of Celebration with Richard Scarsbrook

In celebration of his recent White Pine Award-win for The Monkeyface Chronicles, Richard Scarsbrook will take to the stage of Toronto’s Green Door Cabaret. The Featherless Bipeds, named for Richard’s 2006 YA novel, will join him in an evening that promises … Continue reading

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OLA’s 2011 White Pine Award to Richard Scarsbrook!

The HSW Literary Agency is thrilled to report that Richard Scarsbrook‘s The Monkeyface Chronicles (Thistledown Press 2010) has won the Ontario Library Association’s 2011 White Pine Award! The announcement was made earlier this afternoon at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre during the first … Continue reading

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How does one follow up a Commonwealth Prize nomination?

If you’re Darcie Friesen Hossack, naturally, you follow one nomination with another–and with an enthusiastic new review! We’re thrilled to report that Darcie’s Mennonites Don`t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010) is a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The $10,000.00-award, endowed … Continue reading

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Celebrate the spring with an HSWLA author reading!

And they say that the fall is publishing’s biggest season! The next few weeks are proving to be busy ones for HSW Literary Agency authors. In addition to Martin Mordecai‘s Diaspora Dialogues reading on Thursday, May 19, there are a number of scheduled appearances … Continue reading

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Martin Mordecai: author, mentor and Diaspora Dialogues-contributor

Martin Mordecai, author of Free (currently on offer) and the much-celebrated middle grade novel Blue Mountain Trouble (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009), will be busy these next few weeks. As a contributor to the latest Diaspora Dialogues anthology–TOK: Writing the New … Continue reading

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Lilla Csorgo keeps Toronto reading

Of all the books she’s read in her life, Lilla Csorgo–noted playwright and author of the novel The Janus Affair (on offer)–remembers one more than the others: Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, which Lilla first read as a teenager. … Continue reading

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Allison Baggio keeps Toronto reading

Allison Baggio is as passionate about reading as she is about writing. So when the Keepin’ It Real Book Club asked for video recommendations in celebration of the Toronto Public Library’s Keep Toronto Reading Festival, the Girl In Shades-author happily … Continue reading

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Meet novelist and foodie Kim Moritsugu!

Kim Moritsugu, one of the agency’s favourite novelist-cum-food aficionados, is helping the Toronto Public Library celebrate its 2011 Keep Toronto Reading Festival with a talk about plotting, food-in-fiction, and And Everything Nice,the fun-and-funny novelette Kim recently published with Orca. And Everything Nice … Continue reading

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Another day, another rave

If your Saturday routine doesn’t include poring over the Globe and Mail with a cup of coffee, you may have missed the review of Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Commonwealth Prize-nominated Mennonites Don’t Dance. Darcie is praised for her deft touch and her … Continue reading

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Mary Lou Dickinson at Novel Idea

Those of you who are looking ahead to March may want to circle Thursday the 10th on your calendars: Mary Lou Dickinson, author of the acclaimed Ile D’Or (Inanna Publications, May 2010), will read from her novel at Kingston, Ontario’s … Continue reading

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