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Gearing up for the Forest of Reading 2011

As the tickets for the 2011 Forest of Reading Festival of Trees go on sale today, the HSW Literary Agency once again congratulates Richard Scarsbrook on his White Pine nomination for The Monkeyface Chronicles. Richard’s last young adult novel, Cheeseburger Subversive, was nominated for … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars!

In honour of Black History Month, Jamaican-Canadian poet and author Pamela Mordecai will appear at the Toronto Public Library’s Don Mills Branch on February 23, 2011 at 7 p.m. She will be joined by Rachel Manley and Olive Senior who, like … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

This past holiday season saw the return of the Advent Book Blog, the brainchild of Book Madam‘s Julie Wilson and Books On The Radio‘s Sean Cranbury. Simply stated, the blog’s benevolent purpose is to “[help] you buy better books,” but also … Continue reading

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New Sale

Margaret Hart, in association with Italy’s Agenzia Letteraria Internazionale, sold Italian rights to Joseph Kertes’ National Jewish Book Award-winning Gratitude (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s 2009) to Elliot Edizioni. First published by Penguin Canada in 2008 and translated by Caleidoscópio (Portugal), also … Continue reading

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Awards

Nairne Holtz’s This One’s Going to Last Forever (Insomniac Press 2009) is a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for lesbian fiction! Since their inception in 1989, the Lambda Literary Awards, or Lammys, have honoured outstanding writing by and … Continue reading

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Blue Mountain Trouble

Blue Mountain Trouble (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic 2009), the debut young adult novel by Martin Mordecai, has received two new accolades. First, Blue Mountain Trouble was named to the United States Board on Books for Young People’s honour list of … Continue reading

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