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TRY NOT TO BE STRANGE, A FACTOTUM IN THE BOOK TRADE, QUERELLE OF ROBERVAL, BIG MEN FEAR ME, and more: Latest Reviews and Interviews!

IN THE NEWS! TRY NOT TO BE STRANGE Try No to Be Strange by Michael Hingston (September 13, 2022) has been reviewed by Robert J. Wiersema in the Toronto Star. The review was posted online on September 16, 2022. Check out the full review here. Wiersema writes, “That spirit, the tongue-in-cheek mock seriousness of the whole endeavour, […]

QUERELLE OF ROBERVAL shortlisted for the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize!

We’re thrilled to share that Querelle of Roberval by Kevin Lambert, translated by Donald Winkler (August 2, 2022) is a finalist for the 2022 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Prize for Fiction! The shortlist was announced at 10AM ET on September 14, 2022. You can read the full shortlist here. The judges’ citation states: “Kevin Lambert’s fearless novel […]

A Farewell to Richard Sanger

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Richard Sanger, Biblioasis poet, friend and bon vivant. We knew that this moment was approaching: Richard had been working the last few months with his editor, Vanessa Stauffer, to prepare the manuscript of his final collection of poems, Way to Go, delivering it […]

Spotlight On: THE PARTY WALL by CATHERINE LEROUX

Summer is ending, and autumn is nearly here! For the month of September, our featured pick for the Biblioasis Spotlight Series highlights award-winning Quebec author Catherine Leroux with her English-language debut, The Party Wall (translated by Lazer Lederhendler). Read on for a deeply insightful note from Catherine, and be sure to keep an eye out […]

ON TIME AND WATER longlisted for the NATIONAL TRANSLATION AWARD!

We’re thrilled to share that On Time and Water (March 30, 2021) by Andri Snær Magnason, translated from the Icelandic by Lytton Smith, was longlisted for the 2022 National Translation Award! Check out the full list of nominees here. The NTA, which is administered by ALTA, is the only national award for translated fiction, poetry, and […]

ON PROPERTY nominated for the HERITAGE TORONTO BOOK AWARD!

We’re excited to share that Rinaldo Walcott’s On Property (February 2, 2021) has been nominated for the 2022 Heritage Toronto Book Award! Check out the full list of nominees here. Since 1974, the Heritage Toronto Awards have celebrated individuals, organizations, and the projects they create. The annual ceremony brings together these extraordinary nominees and city influencers […]

CASE STUDY shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize!

We’re excited to share that Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet (November 1, 2022) has been shortlisted for the 2022 Gordon Burn Prize! Check out the full shortlist here. The Gordon Burn Prize judges statement: “A twisting and often wickedly humorous work of crime fiction that meditates on the nature of sanity, identity and truth itself.” […]