Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Connie Gault's first novel Euphoria has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

The Commonwealth Prize celebrates the best fiction in each region of the Commonwealth and propels authors into the literary spotlight. "The books that win often have strong insight, spirit and voice." Winners will be announced on April 12th.

Euphoria was published by Coteau Books in September 2009.

Sherman Alexie and his book WAR DANCES was named a 2010 finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award For Fiction. The winner will be announced on March 23rd.  The award is North America's largest peer-juried prize for fiction.

War Dances was published by Grove Press in October 2009.

Sorrel King won The First Book Award from Books For A Better Life for JOSIE'S STORY: A Mother's Inspiring Crusade to Make Medical Care Safe.  And earlier this year Sorrel was named one of 50 influential women changing the world by Woman's Day magazine.

Josie's Story was published by Atlantic Monthly Press in the fall of 2009.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The latest arrival from McSweeney's

THE PANORAMA (Issue 33 of McSweeney’s Quarterly) is a one-time only, Sunday-edition-sized newspaper. It has news and sports and arts coverage, and comics (sixteen pages of glorious, full-color comics, from Chris Ware and Dan Clowes and Art Spiegelman and many others besides) and a magazine, and is basically an attempt to demonstrate all the great things print journalism can (still) do, with as much first-rate writing and reportage and design (and posters and games and on-location Antarctic travelogues) as we could fit in there. It features journalism from Andrew Sean Greer, fiction from George Saunders and Roddy Doyle, dispatches from Afghanistan, and much, much more.

Pick up a copy at your local book store or

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Food, Inc. trailer

Food Inc has been nominated for an Oscar for best documentary!

The movie was produced in conjunction with Food Inc the book edited by Karl Weber. Contributors include Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules.

Published by Public Affairs the book is available across Canada

9781586486945 * $17.50 Paper