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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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Kositsky keynote sets the stage for literature and drama workshop

Lynne Kositsky, author of Minerva’s Voyage (Dundurn Press, 2009) and the forthcoming Plagues of Kondar (Dundurn Press, 2014), will provide the keynote address at The Literature, The Stage, The Artist, an upcoming professional development day for English and drama teachers. Her talk on Shakespeare … Continue reading

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A fine balance: Elka Ray and the expatriate writing life

Blame Djuna Barnes, Ernest Hemingway, or even Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris: it’s hard not to imagine the life of an expatriate writer as glamorously bohemian. But for Elka Ray, a Canadian writer-illustrator living in Vietnam, the writing life is one of equilibrium rather than excess. … Continue reading

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The hardest working YA author in Saskatoon

Alison Lohans, YA/children’s author and one of the HSW Literary Agency’s most active clients, puts her seemingly boundless energy to the test this month at the When Words Collide conference. This literary marathon runs Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August … Continue reading

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Wrapping and recapping Canadian Children’s Book Week

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week has wrapped for another year, and Alison Lohans is safely back home in Saskatchewan. Alison’s trip to Labrador was a hectic one, but she met many avid young readers and left with fond memories of … Continue reading

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Martin Mordecai celebrates 50 years of Jamaican independence

Critically acclaimed Jamaican-Canadian children’s author Martin Mordecai honours the country of his birth with a reading on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Part of the Toronto festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, the reading features excerpts from Martin’s Blue Mountain Trouble, as well as a … Continue reading

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TD Canadian Children’s Book Week links Lohans with Labrador

Fresh off her Woman of Distinction Award-win, prolific children’s author Alison Lohans reaffirms her commitment to youth literacy by touring Labrador during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. Alison began with a public reading in Labrador City, where she spoke about the … Continue reading

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Alison Lohans: woman of distinction

Congratulations to Alison Lohans, HSW Literary Agency’s own Jacqui Shumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award-winner! Presented by the Regina, Saskatchewan YWCA, this latest accolade recognizes Alison’s contributions to the arts and to writing in particular. Alison is the author of twenty-four books for children … Continue reading

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Alison Lohans’ PICTURING ALYSSA a double-nominee!

Alison Lohans‘ young adult novel Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn Press 2011) has been shortlisted for two 2011 Saskatchewan Book Awards! Nominated for the Children’s Literature Award and the Regina Book Award, Picturing Alyssa follows young Alyssa Dixon as she steps back in time … Continue reading

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MINERVA’S VOYAGE a Children’s Centre Best Book!

The HSW Literary Agency is thrilled to announce that Lynne Kositsky‘s Minerva’s Voyage (Dundurn Press)–described by CM Magazine as “an exhilarating adventure story” with a “believable and authentic” protagonist–has been named to the Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s annual list of … Continue reading

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