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Celebrating Story: May is International Short Story Month

May is International Short Story Month, and for lovers of the form like us, that’s cause for celebrations! Celebrations like the standing room-only Toronto launch of one of the smartest collections of the season, Anna Leventhal‘s Sweet Affliction, or like … 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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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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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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Sweet on subversion: The latest praise for Pamela Mordecai’s SUBVERSIVE SONNETS

Subversive Sonnets (TSAR Publications 2012), the new collection by critically lauded poet Pamela Mordecai, continues to catch the attention of lovers of verse and prose alike. Reviewing Mordecai’s recent appearance at the Rowers Pub Reading Series, The Town Crier–the blog of … Continue reading

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Subversive scholar: Poet Pamela Mordecai schedules April university talks

With days getting longer and temperatures rising, it’s time to start dreaming of summer vacation–unless you’re Pamela Mordecai. The hard-working Subversive Sonnets (TSAR Publications, 2012) poet is heading back to school at a time when most scholars are setting aside their books until the fall. … 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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New fiction by critically acclaimed writer Martin Mordecai!

For adult fans of Martin Mordecai‘s critically acclaimed middle-grade novel, Blue Mountain Trouble (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic 2009), here’s great news: Mordecai’s hauntingly beautiful short story “Tree” has just been published in issue 13 of the Maple Tree Literary Supplement.  “Tree,” which tenderly … 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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