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An Interview with Taras Grescoe, Author of Possess the Air

Possess the Air: Love, Heroism, and the Battle for the Soul of Mussolini’s Rome by Taras Grescoe came out on October 15th! Whoever you are, you are sure to be a severe critic of Fascism, and you must feel the servile shame. But even you are responsible for your inaction. Do not seek to justify yourself […]

Next Week at Biblioasis: We Welcome Benedek Totth, author of DEAD HEAT

The winner of Hungary’s Margó Award for Best First Book of Prose soon to be available in English: DEAD HEAT Written by Stephen King’s Hungarian translator, Dead Heat shocks and then stays with you. It’s like Lord of the Flies meets Friday Night Lights.  Next week Benedek will be at the bookstore (1520 Wyandotte St E) on Friday, […]

Thanks for Celebrating Our Anniversary with Us!

  To chance the ducks: to do something despite the risk of disaster.   This October, Biblioasis has been celebrating fifteen years in the publishing business–and what a fifteen years they’ve been! From a one-person operation, the press has grown to publish thirty books a year; this year Biblioasis books have been nominated for the […]

Happy Canadian Pub Date to Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Today is the Canadian pub date for Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock! If you liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time… You’ll love Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock!         🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃 🚢 🏃🚢 🏃 🚢 […]

Hat trick Tuesday! DREAM SEQUENCE by Adam Foulds and LATE BREAKING by KD Miller Nominated for 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize!

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, it was announced that Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds and Late Breaking by K.D. Miller have been longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Dream Sequence and Late Breaking are published by Biblioasis, an independent literary press based in Windsor, Ontario. Since 2004, Biblioasis has published contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and literature in translation. Another Biblioasis book, Ducks, Newburyport by […]

Lucy Ellmann’s DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT Shortlisted for 2019 Booker Prize

#chancetheducks On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, it was announced that Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann has been shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize! Booker Judge Joanna MacGregor said,  “Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport offers a radical literary form and voice. Dense to look at, challengingly epic, the novel is built around one Ohio housewife’s monologue, flowing with dazzling lightness and speed. The detritus and maddening complexity of […]

Happy U.S. Publication Date, MOSTARGHIA!

  U.S. Readers: The Wait Is Over! Donald Winkler’s English translation of Maya Ombasic’s Mostarghia, a moving memoir of refugee experience and filial love, is available today in U.S. bookstores.   AN OPENCANADA SUMMER READ 2019 In the south of Bosnia and Herzegovina lies Mostar, a medieval town on the banks of the emerald Neretva, […]

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 […]