Ferocious Fearlessness: In Conversation with Catherine Lalonde and Oana Avasilichioaei, author and translator of The Faerie Devouring

The Faerie Devouring is a modern-day fable and feminist bildungsroman by Quebecois author Catherine Lalonde and reimagined by the award-winning poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei. The Faerie Devouring tells the story of the sprite, her absent mother (who dies in childbirth), and a brood of fatherless boys all raised by Gramma, a stalwart matriarch and wicked faerie godmother. From […]

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And the winner is….. Oisín Curran

Book*hug is pleased to share the wonderful news that Oisín Curran, author of Blood Fable, is the winner of the 2018 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award! Oisín received the prize at the 10th annual Atlantic Book Awards Gala on Thursday, May 10, in Halifax, NS. Managed by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, the $25,000 […]

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Feature Friday: Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are thrilled to bring you an excerpt from Chelene Knight’s Dear Current Occupant, a creative nonfiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Using a variety of forms including letters, essays and poems, Knight reflects on her childhood through […]

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A Statement in Response to Recent Events

Certain events have transpired recently in a bid to discredit one of our authors, Erin Wunker. In case you missed the whole debacle, a screen capture of a recent Facebook post by Erin was acquired, through questionable means, by Angie Abdou, who then sent it to Jonathan Kay who shared it on Twitter in an […]

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Feature Friday: Readopolis by Bertrand Laverdure, Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

For this edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from the novel Readopolis by award-winning author Bertrand Laverdure, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei. BookThug is pleased to be Bertrand’s English language publisher. Readopolis (Lectodôme in the original French) is his second novel in translation with BookThug, after 2014’s Universal Bureau of Copyrights, […]

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Feature Friday: Rag Cosmology by Erin Robinsong

Looking for some weekend reading? BookThug is excited to introduce Feature Friday—each Friday, we’ll feature one book from our current season and include a special excerpt for your reading pleasure. If you’re intrigued by what you read, you can order a copy here. We promise you won’t regret it! Meet Rag Cosmology, the debut poetry collection from poet and interdisciplinary […]

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