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Around the Country in 180 Days: Richard Scarsbrook confirms readings through October

If our date book is any indication, Richard Scarsbrook is as busy as he is prolific! The Nothing Man and the Purple Zero (Dancing Cat/Cormorant Books) author has announced public appearances–including readings and writing workshops–right through to October. Scarsbrook kicked … Continue reading

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In Memory of Karen Hill, 1958-2014

The HSW Literary Agency is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Karen Hill, our client since 2012. Karen leaves behind her daughter, mother, and brothers, as well as sisters-in-law and several neices and nephews. Our thoughts are with her … Continue reading

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Team Can Lit: Tamai Kobayashi joins Waterloo Indie Lit Night

If one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party, what’s five? Next month, five of Canada’s best independent presses team up to present Waterloo Indie Lit Night, an evening of readings and literary celebrations featuring some of Can Lit’s … Continue reading

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Subversive storyteller: Pamela Mordecai and the narrative sonnet

Anyone who’s read Pink Icing can tell you that Pamela Mordecai is a consummate storyteller. But readers of Subversive Sonnets can attest Mordecai brings the same narrative skill and flair to her poetry. Writing in the Summer 2013 issue of … Continue reading

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Excitement Builds for Tamai Kobayashi’s PRAIRIE OSTRICH

Tamai Kobayashi‘s Prairie Ostrich (Goose Lane) is arguably one of the most anticipated independent-press novels of the spring. Certainly it is here at HSWLA, as well as at 49th Shelf. Now, with just under two weeks before the book’s March … Continue reading

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Season’s greetings from HSWLA!

As 2013 draws to a close, we at the HSW Literary Agency reflect on the authors we’ve worked with this year. We feel very fortunate to have been entrusted with reading and selling so many promising manuscripts, and we look … Continue reading

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For your reading pleasure: HSWLA clients share their favourite books of 2013

Less than two weeks remain on the 2013 calendar, and publishers, reviewers, and authors are busily posting their lists of the year’s most-loved books. Inspired by Quill & Quire‘s author-sourced list, we asked a few clients to join in the … Continue reading

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Keeping dreams alive: Pamela Mordecai to read at Romanian General Consulate

With help from Subversive Sonnets poet Pamela Mordecai, the Romanian General Consulate in Toronto has two reasons to brave the cold on January 15th: the birthdays of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mihai Eminescu, men linked by dreams of freedom. … Continue reading

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Yes, we can: overcoming writer’s insecurities with Allison Baggio

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Allison Baggio, author of Girl in Shades (ECW Press 2011) and In the Body (ECW Press 2012), will give Ontario Writers’ Conference attendees a boost of confidence with a workshop on overcoming writer insecurities. Through … Continue reading

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A Voice that Cares: Dr. Gretchen Roedde speaks at Ethiopiaid gala

Building on her work in A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn Press 2012), noted doctor and author Gretchen Roedde continues to raise awareness of issues in global maternal health care: she will address attendees of Ottawa’s second annual Ethiopiaid fundraiser on Thursday, … Continue reading

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