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Sweet Saturday: Anna Leventhal’s Toronto launch slated for May 3

They say the book tour is a thing of the past, but tell that to Anna Leventhal. First feted in her adopted home of Montreal, Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing, 2014), Leventhal’s debut collection of expertly crafted stories, is slated for … 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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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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Baggio’s short fiction is long on appeal: Toronto Star

The 49th Shelf named Allison Baggio‘s In the Body (ECW Press 2012) one of the fall’s most-anticipated books, and for the Toronto Star, the collection did not disappoint! On Friday the Star reviewer called the debut collection, Baggio’s follow-up to her novel Girl in Shades, “one of … 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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GIRL IN SHADES makes waves south of the border

Perhaps we wrote too soon when we recapped the best of the press garnered by Allison Baggio‘s debut novel, Girl in Shades. A review from Pennsylvania’s The Weekender found its way to our inbox only this morning, and it is quite the rave. … Continue reading

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Season’s Readings

Of all the book-related holiday pursuits the HSW Literary Agency enjoys, the one we look forward to the most is the Advent Book Blog. Now in its third year, the blog offers book-lovers and those who shop for them, as … Continue reading

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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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GIRL IN SHADES in CHATELAINE!

Tomorrow marks the official first day of fall, but in publishing, the season is already well underway. The longlist for the first of the big three awards for Canadian literary fiction has been announced; tickets for the International Festival of Authors are … Continue reading

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