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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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Limited-edition chapbook of stories by Anna Leventhal!

Montreal writer, radio producer, and performance artist Anna Leventhal has just published a limited-edition chapbook of three short stories–one of them new–with Paper Pusher Print Works, a Canadian micro-press that produces beautiful hand-made books, posters, and paper goods. Moving Day & … 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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Mennonites Don’t Dance nominated for Commonwealth Prize!

We are thrilled to announce that Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s accomplished debut short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book – Canada and the Caribbean! This nomination caps a season of … Continue reading

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Hot off the presses

…another rave review for Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Mennonites Don’t Dance! Writing in the Winnipeg Free Press, reviewer Adelia Neufeld Wiens compares Hossack–who writes “with black humour and shrewd wit”–to fellow Mennonite writers Miriam Toews and Patrick Friesen: “Like The Shunning … Continue reading

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Praise for Mennonites Don’t Dance

It’s reasonably safe to say that most writers worry about how their books will be received once published. The reviewing public can be a special source of anxiety, but it can also be a font of reassurance. For Darcie Friesen Hossack–whose debut collection … Continue reading

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Awards

Nairne Holtz’s This One’s Going to Last Forever (Insomniac Press 2009) is a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for lesbian fiction! Since their inception in 1989, the Lambda Literary Awards, or Lammys, have honoured outstanding writing by and … Continue reading

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