In Conversation: Malcolm Sutton talks with Carellin Brooks about her new novel One Hundred Days of Rain

Carellin Brooks’s acclaimed new novel One Hundred Days of Rain chronicles an unnamed narrator’s struggle to rebuild her life in the aftermath of a violent breakup. Set in the profoundly rainy city of Vancouver, each short, elegant chapter (99 in total) is a rainy day, or a rainy moment of a day in the life of the unnamed

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Spring fiction PREVIEW: Giving Up, the debut novel by Mike Steeves

“Infinite resignation is the last stage before faith, so anyone who has not made this movement does not have faith, for only in infinite resignation does an individual become conscious of his eternal validity, and only then can one speak of grasping existence by virtue of faith.” — Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling Giving Up, the hotly anticipated debut novel

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Spring drama PREVIEW: Little Death, a new play by award-winning playwright Daniel Karasik

Introducing the newest member of the BookThug family: award-winning playwright and author Daniel Karasik! BookThug is thrilled to publish his new play, Little Death, just in time to coincide with its World Premiere at the Theatre Centre in Toronto, ON, from April 17-May 3, 2015.  Little Death goes on sale April 17th from BookThug (pre-order here). Today on the BookThug

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Spring poetry PREVIEW: kevin mcpherson eckhoff’s Their Biography: an organism of relationships

Who is kevin mcpherson eckhoff, aka kme, aka KMac? Poet? Performer? Beloved trickster of the Canadian conceptual poetry scene? BFF of Jake Kennedy? He is most certainly the author of three books of poetry, including Rhapsodomancy (Coach House Books, 2010), Easy Peasy (Invisible Publishing, 2011) and Forge (Invisible Publishing, 2013). His chapbook, Game Show Reversed,

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STEVE McCAFFERY’s ALICE IN PLUNDERLAND – APPENDIX I: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS

In anticipation of this week’s dual launches of Steve McCaffery’s new book, Alice in Plunderland, illustrated by Clelia Scala (NOW AVAILABLE), BookThug is proud to present a special appendix to this spectacular new take on the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year). The book launches tonight (Wednesday, March 18th) at Videofag in Toronto, and Thursday, March 19th at

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Spring poetry PREVIEW: three poems from Jake Kennedy’s forthcoming collection Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play

In 1981 Jake Kennedy accidentally burnt down an abandoned house. Years later, as an adult, he read a story about how the German artist Kurt Schwitters’ “interior house-sculpture” (“Merz Structure No. 2”) was destroyed in 1951 after some children playing with matches accidentally burnt the building down. This sad ‘unmaking’ became the inspiration for Merz

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Spring poetry PREVIEW: a Q&A with Jimmy McInnes, author of A More Perfect [

On March 18, 2008,  at the height of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama delivered his famous “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was an iconic moment in an already memorable campaign that had seen the meteoric rise of then-candidate Obama from bright

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