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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 […]

Happy Father’s Day from Biblioasis!

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 […]

Randy Boyagoda’s ORIGINAL PRIN and Adam Foulds’s DREAM SEQUENCE both in THE NEW YORK TIMES!

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 […]

Our Spring Fiction Launch Was a Great Success!

  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 […]

Poetry on May 21: Shane Neilson’s NEW BRUNSWICK arrives in Canada and Mike Barnes’s BRAILLE RAINBOW in the US

  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   […]