In Conversation: Jacob Wren discusses Rich and Poor

  Described as stoic, surprising and provocative, Jacob Wren’s latest book Rich and Poor was named a Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Fiction Selection by 49th Shelf. It was also been chosen as part of Quill and Quire’s Spring 2016 Preview Selection and as part of Big Other’s Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2016.  Who hasn’t, at one time […]

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Announcing the Essais Series

Book*hug is pleased to announce the launch of a new non-fiction series, the Essais Series. Drawing on the Old and Middle French definitions of essai, meaning first “trial” and then “attempt,” and from which the English word “essay” emerges, the works in the Essais Series challenge traditional forms and styles of cultural enquiry. The Essais […]

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News and Events from BookThug HQ: Week of May 2, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies by Margaret Christakos! It’s available now and just in time for Mother’s Day! Heather Birrell reviews Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton for The Toronto Star. Birrell writes, “The questions that Sutton is asking are powerful; they illuminate the essential absurdity of our late capitalist milieu. What […]

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