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Against Amazon Virtual Book Launch Video

Last night we had a great time celebrating the launch of Jorge Carrión’s Against Amazon and Other Essays with some of our favourite booksellers from across Canada and the US. We were joined by Doug Minett from The Bookshelf in Guelph, ON, JoAnn McCaig from Shelf Life Books in Calgary, AB, Jason Purcell from Glass Bookshop […]

A Bite of the Apple Virtual Launch Video

We had so much fun last night at the virtual book launch for Lennie Goodings’ memoir, A BITE OF THE APPLE! Lennie had two great discussions: first with author Emma Donoghue and then with Ben McNally from Ben McNally Books. There were also video shout outs from Margaret Atwood and Louise Dennys, plus a book […]

Art of the Short: Video of the Reading with Three 2020 Scotiabank Giller Nominees

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Biblioasis partnered with McClelland & Stewart, Véhicule Press, and Maisonneuve Magazine to put on the event ART OF THE SHORT STORY: A READING WITH THREE 2020 SCOTIABANK GILLER NOMINEES. David Bergen, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Kaie Kellough had a great discussion about their nominated short story collections with host, Dimitri Nasrallah. […]

HERE THE DARK is a finalist for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize!

We are beyond excited that Here the Dark by David Bergen has been shortlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize! The finalists were announced this morning on a virtual live stream. Sean Michaels, the 2014 Giller Prize winner for the novel Us Conductors, announced David Bergen’s name. This year’s 2020 Scotiabank Giller jury, comprised of David […]

Double Virtual Launch Video for Jason Guriel and Carmine Starnino

Did you miss the double virtual launch last night for FORGOTTEN WORK and DIRTY WORDS: SELECTED POEMS 1997-2016? You can still watch it here! We had a great event with Jason Guriel and Carmine Starnino. The two of them read from each other’s books, had a discussion, and answered questions from the audience. Watch the […]

Stoop City Virtual Launch Video

Last night we had a blast launching Kristyn Dunnion’s new short story collection, Stoop City! Thank you to Paige Cooper, Sybil Lamb, and Shannon Quinn for joining us. Don’t worry if you missed it—you can watch it below! Get a copy of Stoop City here. Get a copy of Paige Cooper’s collection, Zolitude, here.   Welcome to Stoop […]

Reaching Mithymna Virtual Launch Video

Did you miss the virtual launch last night for Steven Heighton’s new memoir, Reaching Mithymna? Watch it here! Click here to buy Reaching Mithymna.   ABOUT REACHING MITHYMNA: In the fall of 2015, Steven Heighton made an overnight decision to travel to the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece and enlist as a volunteer. He […]

HERE THE DARK nominated for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize!

We are thrilled to announce that Here the Dark by David Bergen has been nominated for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize! The 2020 nominees were announced this morning by Ian Williams, the winner of last year’s award for his novel Reproduction, on a virtual live stream. In a statement, publisher Dan Wells said, “All of […]

THE DISHWASHER wins the 2020 First Novel Award!

We are pleased to announce that The Dishwasher by Stéphane Larue (trans. Pablo Strauss) has won the 44th annual First Novel Award! This award honours the achievements of Canadian authors and their debut novels. The the grand prize is $60,000. The Dishwasher is the first work of translation to win the First Novel Award. In a […]

The Last Goldfish Virtual Launch

Did you miss last night’s virtual launch of Anita Lahey’s new memoir The Last Goldfish? Never fear! You can watch it here! Anita was joined by Carmine Starnino, Molly Peacock, and Monique Holmes. Get your copy of The Last Goldfish here.   Twenty-five years ago and counting, Louisa, my true, essential, always-there-for-everything friend, died. We were 22. […]