The Blue Metropolis Festival announced the winner of their inaugural First Peoples Literary Prize ahead of this spring's festival in Montreal, Marie "Annharte" Baker. The festival will honour Annharte for her collection of poetry, Indigena Awry, published in 2012 by LPG member New Star Books.
Freehand Books was founded in 2007 with a simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature.
And they started off with a bang—Melanie Little, Freehand's first Managing Editor, published Marina Endicott's Giller Prize-nominated Good to a Fault as the press's debut title. In addition to the Giller nod, Quill & Quire named Freehand "Rookie of the Year" and CBA nominated them for Small Press of the Year in 2008.
Recently the West Coast Book Prize Society announced the finalists for this year's BC Book Prizes. Presently annually since 1985, prizes are handed out in seven different categories, all celebrating the achievements of writers and publishers hailing from British Columbia.
We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who received nominations this year:
When people find out she’s a book publisher, “there are two things that happen,” says Linda Leith. “One is that someone in the room will tell me they’ve written a book.
“The other is that someone will tell me, ‘You’re very brave.’”
Join BookThug on Thursday April 23 as we celebrate the launch of our Spring 2015 season. It's our biggest season ever, with 10 new books-4 novels, 5 books of poetry and a play! It's guaranteed to be an epic night and we hope you'll join us we launch the following 8 titles:
Lambda Literary announced the nominees for their 27th annual awards on March 4th, celebrating the achievements in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writing from the previous year. This year a record number of submissions were received so the shortlists in all 24 categories were cause of much discussion amongst the over 100 literary professionals who volunteered their time as judges.
Congratulations to our member publishers who received nominations this year:
Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome, the first book from Megan Gail Coles, was nominated for the 2014 BMO Winterset Award alongside Alan Doyle and Michael Crummey. Published by LPG member Creative Book Publishing, Eating Habits is a collection of short stories about characters who reveal their inner turmoil through their starvation, hunger, and consumption.
Karyn L Freedman, author of One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery, took home the 2015 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Honouring the best Canadian non-fiction writers for over ten years now, the award is given out by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.
The Saskatchewan Book Awards released the list of nominees for the 2015 awards in a special announcement with authors Lisa Bird-Wilson and John Donlan in Saskatoon, and James Daschuk in Regina. These annual awards celebrate the best literature and publishing coming out of Saskatchewan, highlighting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, Aboriginal literature, first books, and young adult literature, among others.
We'd like to offer our congratulations, especially to our members who received nominations:
Join Pedlar Press in celebrating the launch of Sara Tilley's latest novel, Duke, and Robert Mellin's new art book, Winter in Tilting.