September 25, 2019
"Intimacy Was a Lost Country" Billy-Ray Belcourt on His Origin Story & Reading Like His Life Depends on It
In 2017, Billy-Ray Belcourt took the poetry world by storm with his debut collection, This World is a Wound. It went on to win the 2018 Griffin Prize (amongst many other honours), making Belcourt the ...
September 03, 2019
12 Title 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced
Labour Day has passed and that means it's the beginning of prize season in CanLit. And what better way to kick off an autumn of book award announcements than to start with the biggest of them all? Today ...
July 23, 2019
Excerpt: Glimpse into Audrée Wilhelmy's Stunning and Mysterious Novel The Body of the Beasts
The strange, dark, and beautiful world of Audrée Wilhelmy's The Body of the Beasts (House of Anansi Press, translated by Susan Ouriou) is an utterly captivating one. In the novel, the Borya family ...
May 31, 2019
"I Wanted This to Be About a Specific Third Culture Kid" June 2019 writer-in-residence Zalika Reid-Benta on her Stunning New Story Collection
We are extremely excited to announce that Zalika Reid-Benta, author of Frying Plantain (House of Anansi Press) is our June 2019 writer-in-residence. Frying Plantain, Reid-Benta's brand new book of short ...
February 27, 2019
Excerpt! Experience the Power of Sue Farrell Holler's Cold White Sun
In Cold White Sun (Groundwood Books), a new young adult novel by Sue Farrell Holler, Tesfaye lives a happy life with his mother, sisters, and brother, safe behind the walls of their compound in Ethiopia. ...
February 14, 2019
"I am a Fighter" Nilofar Shidmehr on Writing Iranian Women's Stories in Her Powerful Collection Divided Loyalties
Nilofar Shidmehr is known for her powerful poetry collections, but her newest book sees her working in a different genre: short fiction. Her voice is just as arresting in the short stories of Divided ...
February 06, 2019
"From the First Word, it Flowed" Debut Novelist David Albertyn on his Gritty Las Vegas Pageturner, Undercard
When three childhood friends are unexpectedly reunited in David Albertyn's debut novel Undercard (House of Anansi), the wild consequences are far beyond what any of them could have foreseen. Tyron Shaw ...
November 22, 2018
Getting to Know Acclaimed Poet & Novelist Katherena Vermette, Author of the New Collection river woman
A new book from Métis poet and novelist Katherena Vermette is a big event – both her poetry and her prose have resonated deeply with readers and critics alike (earning her numerous honours including ...
October 10, 2018
Lisa Moore on Mavis Gallant, Literary Tropes, and Red Ribbon Sentences
CanLit short story queen, Newfoundland-based author Lisa Moore needs little introduction. Her honours keep stacking up (most recently, Moore scooped her third Giller nomination on this year's longlist, ...
September 17, 2018
Scotiabank Giller Prize Names 12 Title Longlist: Familiar Faces, Debuts & More
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, the $100,000 fiction prize that honours the finest in Canadian prose each year and dominates the literary landscape in Canada, has announced its 2018 12-title longlist.The ...