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Happy US Pubdate to Stéphane Larue’s THE DISHWASHER!

“Reads like a cross between the dearly departed Anthony Bourdain and Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter, combining the complicated life of a kitchen wretch with a highly literate voice…hypnotizing.”—Kirkus     The Dishwasher It’s October in Montreal, 2002, and winter is coming on fast. Past due on his first freelance gig and ensnared in lies to his family […]

Mike Barnes’s BE WITH Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that Mike Barnes’s thoughtful, compassionate nonfiction book Be With has been shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. The jury wrote: “Caregiving for loved ones is a topic often left out of contemporary writing. In Be With, Mike Barnes lifts the curtain on his own experiences with dispatches to anonymous caregivers/loved ones living with […]

A Biblioasis Interview with Maya Ombasic, author of MOSTARGHIA

Maya Ombasic’s gorgeous, lyrical memoir Mostarghia arrived in Canadian bookstores this week! (Don’t worry, U.S.—it will appear there in a week and a half.)     Maya sat down and answered some of our questions about the book Le Devoir called “An overwhelming homage, clear-eyed and drenched in tenderness, Mostarghia is driven by Maya Ombasić’s strong, sensitive voice, which […]

Kathy Page’s beloved The Story of My Face re-released August 6

In less than a week, Kathy Page’s marvel of a novel, The Story of My Face—first published by Orion/Phoenix House in 2003—finally comes back into print under the Biblioasis banner. Natalie Baron, a neglected teenager, is drawn into the life of Barbara, an older woman who invites her along on her family’s religious retreat. She soon […]

DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT by Lucy Ellmann Nominated for 2019 Booker Prize!

  On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, it was announced that Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann has been nominated for the 2019 Booker prize! Ellmann is the only American writer nominated for this year’s prize. Here’s what the judges had to say: “The unstoppable monologue of an Ohio housewife in Lucy Ellmann’s extraordinary Ducks, Newburyport is like nothing you’ve ever read […]

Martha Wilson’s Nosy White Woman is coming August 20!

We’re just a month out from the publication of Martha Wilson’s Nosy White Woman, in which a daughter tries to explain to her mother why calling the police isn’t always a good idea. A caretaking group of sisters must rely on each other, but one has a fierce drinking problem. A mother confronts the frightening environmental damage […]

An Interview with Douglas Glover, author of THE EROTICS OF RESTRAINT

Douglas Glover’s smart, heartfelt writing manual The Erotics of Restraint—his follow-up to Attack of the Copula Spiders—is coming August 13!   But if you’re like us, that’s a long time to wait for Glover. So to tide you over, he’s answered some of our questions here.   A Biblioasis Interview with Douglas Glover, author of The Erotics […]

DEATH AND THE SEASIDE Is Alison Moore’s Undeniable Best

Dear Friends, When I started this year at Biblioasis, I read as many of our books as I could get my hands on, and Death and the Seaside by Alison Moore has been my favourite one so far (and there are ARCs available now!). It’s thought-provoking, enchanting, and creepy (but not so creepy that a complete wuss like me […]

Celebrate Canada Day with a stiff dram of Northern Prohibition lore.

  Released last fall, Patrick Brode’s Dying For A Drink: How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away with Murder continues to guzzle a big pint of attention—an interview with Pat will air on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paiken tonight (June 26, 2019), in conjunction with a rave review in the latest issue of Canada’s History: “A brisk read that […]

Patrick Warner’s MY CAMINO Arrives Next Month!

Announcing the July 9 publication of Patrick Warner’s My Camino   Three plucky misfits cycle the Camino de Santiago—backwards. Reeling from the Night of Nights, an unexpected blockbuster art show, Floss, a transgender New York gallery owner, invites subversive installation artist Budsy and their best friend the Apostle John to cycle the Camino de Santiago. When […]