News and Events for the Week of March 21, 2016 | Book*hug Press

News and Events for the Week of March 21, 2016


Check out The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree author Josh Massey’s recommended reading list, “Locally Sourced” for 49th Shelf.

Congratulations Carellin Brooks! One Hundred Days of Rain is a finalist for the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. The winners will be announced in NYC on April 21.

Adèle Barclay reviews Double Teenage by Joni Murphy for The Rusty Toque. Making comparisons to the cult-classic I Love Dick by Chris Kraus, Barclay writes, “In a culture mostly interested in the spectacle of dead girls, Double Teenage is a formally provocative counter spell to the facts of violence.” Read the full review here.

Double Teenage is reviewed by Shannon Tien in the Spring issue of Maisonneuve. Tien writes, “Double Teenage is undoubtedly a feminist text, but it isn’t one that offers a pretty picture of its characters overcoming male-dominated systems of power.”

The Jokes by Stephen Thomas is a First Fiction Friday pick at  All Lit Up.

Our fabulous Fiction Editor, Malcolm Sutton (and author of the forthcoming novel, Job Shadowing) chats with Aleksina Teto about his editing process, what he looks for in a manuscript, the first time he met Jess Taylor and more. Read the full interview here.

Michael Dennis reviews No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol by Liz Worth and leaves us all blushing. He writes, “No Work Finished Here gains immediate entry into that lovely pantheon of absolutely essential Canadian poetry classics.” Read the full review on Today’s Book of Poetry here.

Throughout CBC’s Canada Reads competition, All Lit Up presents “If You Liked x, Read y: Canada Reads Edition”. Following the results of Day 1, Carellin Brooks’ novel One Hundred Days of Rain is recommend reading for those who loved Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio. Find out why here.

Read an exclusive excerpt from Buoyancy Control by Adrienne Gruber in the new Members’ Lounge, now available at 49th Shelf. Sign up for sneak peeks, discounts, contests and more.


Wednesday March 23, 2016
Pivot Reading Series presents Alessandro Porco, editor of  Poems by Gerard Legro

Also reading: A.F. Moritz, Tajja Isen and Daniel Kincade Renton
Where: The Steady Cafe and Bar (1051 Bloor St W., Toronto, ON)
Time: 8:00 pm
For more info visit here.

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