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Persons Unknown? Crime Writer Kristina Stanley Makes Her Name

The life of an author, quietly perfecting her craft, is often anonymous. But the efforts of crime writer Kristina Stanley are at last getting the attention they deserve: Stanley has three works up for separate crime writing awards! Descent, the … Continue reading

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Tamai Kobayashi slated for Brockton Writers Series

Toronto summers are full of book events that city literature lovers are loath to miss. The latest must-attend reading to add to the calendar is July’s edition of the Brockton Writers Series, headlined by Tamai Kobayashi, author of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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Taking Flight: PRAIRIE OSTRICH soars to success

Tamai Kobayashi‘s first novel, Prairie Ostrich (Goose Lane Editions, 2014), was launched here in Toronto last month to much fanfare. The author was joined by fellow writer Kyo Maclear–who hosted the festivities at Another Story Book Shop–as Kobayashi fielded questions … 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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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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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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Back to the future: L.A. Morse titles return to print

Four previously out-of-print cult fiction favourites by Toronto’s L.A. Morse are now available for the digital age! First published between 1979 and 1985, The Flesh Eaters, The Old Dick, The Big Enchilada, and Sleaze are published by E-Reads for a variety of electronic devices, including the Kobo, Kindle, … Continue reading

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Meagher’s PEARLS IN THE ASHES is a real treasure

Shelagh Meagher, an HSW Literary Agency client since 2009, has just published her first novel.  Pearls in the Ashes (Torriver Press 2012) is the richly evocative and thought-provoking story of Dash, a Tibetan boy forced to leave his nomadic family for life … Continue reading

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Richard Scarsbrook to celebrate Canadian writing at BookFest Windsor

Award-winning writer Richard Scarsbrook returns to BookFest Windsor this weekend to help the Southwestern Ontario city celebrate the variety of writing the region, and Canada as a whole, has to offer. Scarsbrook’s BookFest duties include moderating readings by winners of BookFest’s student poetry … Continue reading

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Shelly Sanders’ RACHEL’S SECRET receives 4 of 4 stars from CM Magazine

While its official publication date is still a few weeks off, Shelly Sanders‘ Rachel’s Secret is already receiving rave reviews. Especially notable is this one from the University of Manitoba’s CM Magazine, in which the book is “highly recommended” and … Continue reading

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