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The Canadian Press: Ian Williams explores the ‘whiplash’ of being racialized in ‘Disorientation’

Ian Williams reviews Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead for the Guardian

Brampton Guardian: Prize-winning author, poet Ian Williams next Brampton Arts Walk of Fame inductee

Ian Williams in Maclean's: "The Esi Edugyan story according to Google"

Toronto Star: ‘I forgot I was Black until the world reminds me of it’: Author Ian Williams on the disorientation of the white gaze

Calgary Herald: "Ian Williams mixes small-scale personal and large-scale political with book of essays"

Toronto Star: Ian Williams, Tomson Highway on all-male short list for $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust non-fiction prize

The Globe and Mail: Questions of identity dominate Writers’ Trust short list for $60,000 non-fiction prize

Disorientation is the CBC's top pick in non-fiction for fall 2021

The Star's list of books you need to know about for fall 2021 includes Disorientation by Ian Williams

Ian Williams' new book is on the Quill & Quire's 2021 Best of Fall guide: nonfiction

George Elliott Clarke discusses his memoir, Where Beauty Survived on Global's The Morning Show

Eden Robinson's Son of a Trickster continues to hold a spot on the CBC's list of bestselling books

Read Lisa Bird-Wilson's special contribution in The Globe and Mail

Enjoy an excerpt from George Elliott Clarke's Where Beauty Survived in the Toronto Star

Listen to George Elliott Clarke on q with guest host Ali Hassan

Rahela Nayebzadah in The Globe and Mail: I may never hear my cousin’s voice again. Will you speak for him and my family in Afghanistan?

Read Ian Williams' review of Filthy Animals in The Guardian

Austin Clarke: Recognizing a Literary Great—watch The ROM tribute

Read Waubgeshig Rice's opinion piece in Maclean's: A diploma with the wrong name

Ian Williams has been chosen as the 2021-22 Visiting Fellow for The American Library in Paris!

Brick issue 107 has a piece by Lisa Bird-Wilson—enjoy watching her read an excerpt

"Ethical remembering"—read the personal essay by Lisa Bird-Wilson in Quill & Quire

The Giller Book Club hosts a conversation with Lynn Coady and Ian Williams

Brick magazine presents "Writing Prompts for the Broken-hearted" by Eden Robinson

Watch Ian Williams interview Kazuo Ishiguro

Red Fox Road wins Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book at the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada Awards

Frances Greenslade's Red Fox Road is on the Forest of Reading 2021 Kid Committee summer reading list!

Silver Donald Cameron's Blood in the Water wins an Atlantic Book Award!

Word Problems by Ian Williams is the winner of the 2021 Raymond Souster Award—congratulations, Ian!

Storykeepers Podcast features Return of the Trickster by Eden Robinson

"The books that shaped them"—Ian Williams tells The Globe and Mail the book that most influenced him as a child

Waubgeshig Rice talks about his origin story The Walrus Talks

Congratulations to Frances Greenslade and Don Cameron, who made the Crime Writers of Canada shortlist

Congratulations to Lifetime Achievement recipient Maria Campbell and all short-listed nominees for the 2021 Saskatchewan Arts Awards. Click for bios of all nominees.

Storykeepers: Let's Talk Indigenous Books features Halfbreed by Maria Campbell

Return of the Trickster is #7 on The Toronto Star's list of bestselling books in Canada

Times Colonist: Brush with COVID lends edge to Eden Robinson’s Trickster finale

The Tyee interviews author Eden Robinson, who reveals ideas for future books

Lisa Bird-Wilson named new CEO of Gabriel Dumont Institute

CBC: Eden Robinson's novel Return of the Trickster completes the story of a teen named Jared

Rights to Lisa Bird-Wilson's debut novel, Probably Ruby, sold to David Ebershoff at Hogarth

Vancounver Sun: Eden Robinson goes very deep and dark in closing Trickster Triology novel

Toronto Star: Author Eden Robinson taking a ‘breather’ after closing the book on Trickster trilogy

Chatelaine: Eden Robinson On Writing The End Of Her Trickster Trilogy While In Quarantine

Ian Williams' debut novel, Reproduction, longlisted for the 2021 Dublin Literary Award—congratulations, Ian!


Disorientation by Ian Williams is shortlisted for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Prize!




“Disorientation is a formally inventive and searing meditation on race and Blackness. Both topical and literary, Williams’ essay collection juxtaposes personal stories about racial profiling and microaggressions alongside discussions about the murders of George Floyd and Eric Garner and readings of Black writers like Audre Lorde and James Baldwin. His writing moves, by turn, from tenderness to despair to anger, yet remains clear-eyed and intellectually rigorous throughout. In an age of hot takes and condemnation, Williams’ essays reflect, explore, and illuminate.”
— JURY, Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction —



The wait is almost over....
Disorientation: Being Black in the World by Ian Williams comes out on September 21st



Disorientation: Being Black in the World - Canadian hardcover editionAuthor Ian Williams (photo: Justin Morris)

PRAISE FOR DISORIENTATION
“Disorientation is so honest, vulnerable, courageous and funny that it left me dying to sit down over a long coffee with Ian Williams. Make that two lattes, and I’m buying!”
— LAWRENCE HILL, author of The Book of Negroes —



Coming out this month are two new amazing titles: Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-Wilson and Where Beauty Survived by George Elliott Clarke



PRAISE FOR PROBABLY RUBY
“Writing from the depths of her heart, Lisa Bird-Wilson has gifted us a passionate exploration of identity and belonging and a celebration of our universal desire to love and be loved.”
 — IMBOLO MBUE, author of Behold the Dreamers and
How Beautiful We Were —

Probably Ruby Canadian hardcover edition Author Lisa Bird-Wilson (Photo: George Gingras)
Author George Elliott Clarke (Photo: Giovanna Riccio) Where Beauty Survived Canadian hardcover edition

PRAISE FOR WHERE BEAUTY SURVIVED
“Toronto’s former poet laureate delivers a highly anticipated memoir….”
— QUILL & QUIRE —


Congratulations! Alan Bradley wins Best Foreign Mystery at the 2021 Moscow Book Fair.



 


Now out in England: the bestselling true crime tale from Nova Scotia!



Author Silver Donald Cameron (photo: Marjorie Simmins)Blood in the Water - UK edition

PRAISE FOR BLOOD IN THE WATER
“It was easily dismissed as the ‘murder for lobster’—a senseless brutal act. But to the master storyteller Silver Donald Cameron, who has a deep knowledge of the people and the history of where it happened, it was anything but senseless. It was a crime that over time became, in many minds, inevitable.”
 —LINDEN MACINTYRE, author of The Wake

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Reviews

Blood in the Water, "an instant true crime classic," receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly

Toronto Star: Beauty survived, thankfully, in writer and poet George Elliott Clarke’s new Africadian memoir

Probably Ruby presents "a complex, unforgettable character," says the Toronto Star

Probably Ruby "a brave and beautiful book" and Where Beauty Survived "a vibrant, revealing memoir," says DailyHive

Foreword Reviews calls Silver Donald Cameron's Blood in the Water "Compelling"

Lisa Bird-Wilson's "Poignant debut novel," Probably Ruby, is a Reader's Digest Book Club pick

Chatelaine magazine calls Lisa Bird-Wilson's Probably Ruby "a beautiful, hilarious novel"

George Elliott Clarke "paints vivid scenes of his early life" in Where Beauty Survived, says Quill & Quire

Maclean's calls Probably Ruby "a heartbreaking and revelatory work…about family"

Blood in the Water is "an insightful social history as it is a slice of true crime," says The Herald, Scotland

The Daily Mail, UK, calls Blood in the Water "a comprehensive, thoughtful examination"

Crime Reads does a delightful deep dive into Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce mystery series

The Toronto Star calls Robinson's Return of the Trickster 'wickedly funny, tender, emotionally true’

Chatelaine: Eden Robinson’s Return Of The Trickster Is A Fitting End To Her Trilogy

The Daily Mail UK reviews Ian Williams' novel Reproduction, calling it "vastly enjoyable" with "top-notch comic dialogue"

The Guardian calls Reproduction by Ian Williams “captivating…a finely balanced novel”

The Guardian, UK, calls Ian Williams debut novel "an enjoyably offbeat family saga"

The Globe and Mail calls Blood in the Water Silver Donald Cameron's "brilliant finale to an illustrious career"

"A resonant read for unsettling times"—Frances Greenslade's Red Fox Road receives a starred Kirkus review

Literary Review of Canada reviews Mallory Tater's "gripping debut" novel, The Birth Yard

MPRnews reviews Ian Williams' novel, Reproduction, which is "a memorable read"

Read the CrimeReads review of Dazieri's Kill the King, the final book in the Caselli and Torre series

Dazieri's Kill the King is a book with a "brilliantly plotted storyline," says blogger All Things Jill-Elizabeth

Ian Williams' debut novel, Reproduction, receives a spectacular New York Times review

The Birth Yard by Mallory Tater is "a propulsive read" says Quill and Quire

“There is a breathless quality” to Ian Williams' debut novel, says Library Journal

Mallory Tater's debut novel The Birth Yard "equal parts suspense and action," says 49th Shelf

Read the Publishers Weekly review for Ian Williams' debut novel, Reproduction

Women's Day magazine calls Bradley's Flavia de Luce series a "delightful mystery series"

BC Booklook: "There is much in Thanh's memoir Mistakes to Run With to ponder"

Read The Globe and Mail review of Lansens' latest novel, This Little Light

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