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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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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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The Fullness of Fall: HSWLA titles among season’s most-anticipated books

If the book business is an orchard, it’s densest and most varied as leaves begin to turn and stone fruits give way to apples and pears. But with so many new, appealing options, it’s hard to know which to pick and sample first. Happily, book media publish most-anticipated lists that are guaranteed … 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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IN THE BODY and on the road

When the weather cools each fall, the literary social calendar heats up as authors and book lovers alike flit from one reading to the next. Girl in Shades-author Allison Baggio will be especially busy this year, kicking off a series of events celebrating In the Body … Continue reading

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Get a move on: Leventhal’s MOVING DAY ships for free during July

Moving may be a chore, but at least it’s not mandated. Yet. Celebrate your right to choose your address by ordering a copy of Anna Leventhal‘s Moving Day & Other Stories during the month of July, and Paper Pusher will do the … Continue reading

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YA author Scarsbrook crosses over

Noted young adult author Richard Scarsbrook is making a name for himself with readers of adult fiction. The White Pine Award-winner has just been named to the long list for the Vanderbilt-Exile $5,000 Short Fiction Award for “The Statistician,” a short-story adaptation of … Continue reading

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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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