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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Biblioasis! We hope you have a wonderful day with your father-figures. If you’re still looking for a gift, why not check out a Biblioasis title? Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie Murderer. Salesman. Pirate. Adventurer. Cannibal. Perfect for Dad on Father’s Day Whose […]
We’re thrilled that not one but two of our summer novels have gotten some New York Times love! On May 30, Tom Barbash wrote that Original Prin is “an original animal…Clever, often ingenious . . . [raising] fascinating questions about fanaticism and the state of the modern world. Prin evolves in surprising ways, and tensions spike. For readers feeling […]
This arrives on the heels of Casey’s big win at the Amazon First Novel Awards. We couldn’t be more thrilled! Congratulations to Casey and to her publisher, Arsenal Pulp Press.
Dan kicked off the proceedings with a welcome to the crowd and to writers Elise Levine, Antanas Sileika, and Adam Foulds. Adam Foulds introduced us to Henry Banks, one of the protagonists in his deftly-observed Dream Sequence, a novel about celebrity obsession, self-obsession, and the pathology of destiny. Elise Levine read from “Alice […]
Most days she’s here working her magic to get attention for other people’s books, but today we’re overjoyed to announce that Casey’s own book, Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press), has won Amazon Canada’s first novel award! We’re absolutely thrilled for you, Casey!! Read all about it here and here.
“Book you most want to read again for the first time: The Hardy Boys book I lost when I was a boy, before I finished it! It had a greenish, demonish face on the cover. I’ve looked and looked and never found it. Readers, help!” In today’s Shelf Awareness Pro, Randy Boyagoda does a “Reading […]
STIGMATIZED, SILENCED EXPERIENCE: Mike Barnes’s Braille Rainbow and Shane Neilson’s New Brunswick candidly explore disability, abuse, physical pain, and mental illness. Both poets’ speakers struggle to love, or even to recognize, themselves: the bitterest irony is the self imitating itself at every level […]