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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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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE selected for Hamilton Reads

What better way to encourage Hamilton, Ontario residents to participate in this year’s GritLit literary festival than a city-wide version of the CBC literary competition, Canada Reads? And what better books to read than those shortlisted for the 2012 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, including Darcie Friesen … Continue reading

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Darcie Friesen Hossack’s university lecture available online

As previously announced, Darcie Friesen Hossack, author of the multi-award nominated Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), was recently a guest of the University of Waterloo’s Conrad Grebel University College. Darcie was invited to take part in the college’s 2012 Mennonite … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE nominated for OLA Evergreen Award

The HSW Literary Agency is thrilled to announce that Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Commonwealth Prize- and Danuta Gleed Literary Award-nominated collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA’S) 2012 Evergreen Award! The Evergreen, which … Continue reading

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Darcie Friesen Hossack to give university lecture on Mennonite writing

British Columbia-based food columnist Darcie Friesen Hossack, author of the acclaimed short stories collected in Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), is heading east this March. On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Darcie will be a guest of Conrad Grebel University College at … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE a 2011 best first fiction pick!

At this time of year, there’s no better way to begin the work week than with news that a client’s book has made a year-end best-of list. Things are off to a great start here at the HSW Literary Agency thanks to … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE a Danuta Gleed Runner-Up

Capping off what has been a stellar first eight months post-publication, Mennonites Don’t Dance, the debut collection of short stories by Darcie Friesen Hossack, was selected as one of two runners up for the 2010 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The … 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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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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February readings spotlight HSWLA authors

Next week is shaping up to be a busy one for HSW Literary Agency authors. As we’ve already noted, Pamela Mordecai is slated–along with Rachel Manley and Olive Senior–to read at the Toronto Public Library’s Don Mills Branch on Wednesday, February … Continue reading

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