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Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie Wins the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize

Today it was announced that Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie won the final RBC Taylor Prize. To say we are ecstatic would be putting it mildly. We are so proud to be Mark’s publisher. Noreen Taylor, prize founder and chair of the Charles Taylor Foundation, announced that Bush Runner won […]

Our Day with the Book Fairies

On Wednesday we tried something new! We partnered with the Book Fairies to hide copies of Pauline Holdstock’s new novel, Here I Am! across North America. Here I Am! is about a little boy named Frankie who runs away from home and stows away on a ship when his mother dies and he doesn’t know what to do. We thought […]

Excerpt from How to Die by Ray Robertson in the Globe and Mail!

An excerpt from Ray Robertson’s How to Die: A Book About Being Alive is in the Globe and Mail this weekend. It is available to read online now! A radical revaluation of how contemporary society perceives death—and a literary tourist’s argument for how it can make us happy. “He who would teach men to die would teach […]

Biblioasis at Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore

Every year the American Booksellers Association (ABA) puts on a big convention for booksellers to meet one another, talk with publishers, and share tricks of the trade. This year it was in Baltimore, Maryland, and Biblioasis had a blast. Booksellers are pretty much our favourite people in the world, so we are always excited when […]

Bush Runner shortlisted for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize!

We kept our fingers crossed and looks like luck is on our side! We’re ecstatic  to announce that Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson has been shortlisted for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize!  I think Pierre would have seen the fun in all this, but he probably would have robbed the RBC Taylor Prize winner […]

2019 Awards Round-Up

2019 has been a spectacular year for Biblioasis titles on awards lists. Check out some of the recognition they got this year.   Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie — Longlisted for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize This news is still very fresh, so excuse us while we jump up and […]

New Biblioasis Subscription Program

This year we’re trying something new at Biblioasis: a subscription program! We wanted a way that Biblioasis supporters could get a good deal on 2020 titles, as well as have access to exclusive content and subscriber perks. We’ve got a few different options for bundle deals and subscription programs! Best Canadian 2019 Bundle Deal   […]

Forthcoming from Biblioasis: The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen

This week the ARCs for The Unseen came in! We are super excited about this book here at the Bibliomanse—not only was it shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize and for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award, but acclaimed literary critic Eileen Battersby said it was “Easily among the best books [she had] ever […]

The Best Canadian Series 2019 — Coming Soon!

For the first time, the whole Best Canadian series is under one publishing roof! This year Biblioasis has taken on Best Canadian Poetry, Stories, and Essays with the help of editors Rob Taylor, Anita Lahey, Amanda Jernigan, Caroline Adderson, and Emily Donaldson. This year’s selections feature works by recent Giller-winner Ian Williams and writers such as Billy-Ray Belcourt, Lisa Moore, […]