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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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Taking her quest to Ottawa: Dr. Gretchen Roedde brings maternal health care concerns to the capital

With the United Nations Population Fund recently declaring contraception a human right, maternal health care in the developing world is back in the public eye. Working to keep it there is Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of the bestselling A Doctor’s … Continue reading

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Celebrate the season in literary style with forthcoming HSWLA author appearances!

As 2012 draws to a close, HSW Literary Agency authors continue to be in demand! Last week Girl In Shades author Allison Baggio helped Whitby Public Library patrons crack the mystery of the first novel by sharing the setbacks and successes … Continue reading

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Double exposure for Gretchen Roedde’s A DOCTOR’S QUEST

Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of the bestselling A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn 2012), is the subject of two recent profiles: one by the Toronto Star’s Catherine Porter, and another by Norm Tollinsky of the Northern Ontario Medical Journal. Highlighting Dr. Roedde’s work … Continue reading

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Great things happen when you write (and read!) short stories

We’re great fans of the short story at the HSW Literary Agency and proudly represent three of its much-buzzed-about practitioners–Darcie Friesen Hossack, Julia Lin, and Anna Leventhal–who’ve recently received special attention from the literary community and media.

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Best of the press!

As November draws to a close, the lists of bests and most-memorables seem to come from all corners of publishing. Yes, the HSW Literary Agency thinks it’s a little too early to reflect on the whole year, too. Instead, we’re rounding-up recent media attention for Allison Baggio’s debut novel, Girl in Shades. Continue reading

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