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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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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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Young adult readers become journalists for meeting with Richard Scarsbrook

Here’s a treat! Two young fans got the chance to meet Richard Scarsbrook, author of the White Pine Award-winning The Monkeyface Chronicles, at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference earlier this year, and this is what ensued:

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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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Richard Scarsbrook to host 2012 White Pine Awards

His 2011 White Pine Award-win for The Monkeyface Chronicles (Thistledown Press 2010) is keeping author Richard Scarsbrook happily busy even a year later. He’s currently gearing up to host–with his characteristic energy and humour, no doubt–the 2012 White Pine Awards … 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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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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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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OLA’s 2011 White Pine Award to Richard Scarsbrook!

The HSW Literary Agency is thrilled to report that Richard Scarsbrook‘s The Monkeyface Chronicles (Thistledown Press 2010) has won the Ontario Library Association’s 2011 White Pine Award! The announcement was made earlier this afternoon at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre during the first … Continue reading

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