Designer Spotlight: Kate Hargreaves | Book*hug Press

Designer Spotlight: Kate Hargreaves

The multi-talented Kate Hargreaves (aka, Pain Eyre), author of Leak (BookThug, Fall 2014), is also an extremely talented book designer (not to mention a skilled roller derby player-now do you get the Pain Eyre reference?). Formerly the in-house book designer at Biblioasis, Hargreaves’ designs will be instantly familiar to many, given the fact that she designed TWO of the books on the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist (Martin John by Anakana Schofield and Arvida by Samuel Archibald). We’re thrilled to announce that Kate has designed two covers for our forthcoming spring 2016 season: Waiting Room by Jennifer Zilm and Buoyancy Control by Adrienne Gruber!

Today we’re paying tribute to some of Kate’s beautiful and unique designs. Enjoy!


Photo credit: Dana Seguin

Photo credit: Dana Seguin

Kate Hargreaves is a writer, book designer, and roller derby skater in Windsor, Ontario. She is the author of the poetry collection Leak (BookThug) and a book of short vignettes, Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels (Black Moss). Her writing has appeared in the anthologies Detours (Palimpsest), and Whisky Sour City (Black Moss), as well as in journals across Canada and the U.S. She won a Governor General’s gold medal for her graduate work in creative writing, and in 2015 was voted Windsor’s best writer by readers of The Windsor Independent. Find her on Twitter @PainEyre and at

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