We’re delighted to announce that Howard Akler and the editors of The Ward (John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor) are responsible for two of the five books shortlisted for the 42nd annual Toronto Book Awards!

In the midst of Canadian rock icons The Tragically Hip’s final Canadian tour, poet and co-curator of the Basement Revue Damian Rogers spoke to Maclean's about frontman Gord Downie’s relationship to poetry – more specifically, why poets love him. 

We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post

A hearty and well-deserved congratulations to Ben Ladouceur, the winner of the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for his debut collection of poetry Otter!

Congratulations to Jordan Tannahill, Weyni Mengesha, and Patrick Lavender for their excellent showing at the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.

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We've got fifteen questions to get your Fifteen Dogs book club or reading discussion going!

At Coach House, we like our books gutsy. While our little coach house may appear unassuming, we embrace a sense of boldness and adventure when it comes to literature, and we hope, dear reader, that you feel the same way. In that spirit, we’d like to welcome you to a season that’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

Sink your teeth into our catalogue of Fall 2016 titles (illustrated by Kara Pyle). You're guaranteed to find something to chew on.


Flock, don't run, to the best damn publishing party of the summer!

We look to artists to reflect our lives, but how often do we look to them to shape our future? This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Massey Hall partner with the CBC and The Banff Centre to create a new public platform for artists with the launch of Creative Minds.

The semi-annual series kicks off with an evening of unscripted dialogue on the topic of Art and Social Justice, featuring writer André Alexis, artist Rebecca Belmore, filmmaker Deepa Mehta and musician Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Join Ken Sparling as he reads from This Poem Is a HouseKen will be joined by David Silverberg, Jacob McArthur Mooney, 
Marc Di Saverio, Joanne Arnott and Matt Cahill.