The HSW Literary Agency


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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Gearing up for the Forest of Reading 2011

As the tickets for the 2011 Forest of Reading Festival of Trees go on sale today, the HSW Literary Agency once again congratulates Richard Scarsbrook on his White Pine nomination for The Monkeyface Chronicles. Richard’s last young adult novel, Cheeseburger Subversive, was nominated for … Continue reading

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