September 22, 2021
"I Learned How to be Human from Writing This Novel" Nic Brewer on Her Unforgettable and Fantastical Debut Novel, Suture
Nic Brewer's hotly anticipated debut novel, Suture (Book*hug Press), asks pointed questions about the cost of art—on artists, on their loved ones, and more—through fantastical storytelling that pushes ...
July 07, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Finnish Sensation Cristina Sandu's The Union of Synchronized Swimmers
Cristina Sandu's The Union of Synchronized Swimmers (Book*hug Press) follows six young women as they train for and journey to the Olympics. But unlike most of their fellow athletes, they're not just ...
June 28, 2021
Video: Cristina Sandu Introduces Her First Canadian Novel, The Union of Synchronized Swimmers, on a Sunny Helsinki Evening
Cristina Sandu is a novelist with a unique relationship with her translator—in that, unlike most writers published in translation, she translated her own novel, in this case from Finnish to English. ...
May 19, 2021
"Otherness, Humour, Taboo, and the Surreal" Poet Billeh Nickerson on Unexpected Influences, His 20-Year Poem, and More
Duct-Taped Roses (Book*hug Press) is the newest collection from Vancouver poet Billeh Nickerson, and it firmly cements him as an unerringly insightful, witty, and poignant writer.Filled with moments ...
April 21, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Meghan Bell's Short Stories, Erase and Rewind, An Insightful, Darkly Funny Debut Collection
The young women of Erase and Rewind (Book*hug Press), the debut story collection by Meghan Bell, are funny, flawed, gutsy, and wonderfully compelling to listen to and witness.From the story of a superhero's ...
March 30, 2021
"To Write About My Feelings Without Guilt or Censorship Felt Redemptive" Phantompains by Therese Estacion Hailed as a Masterpiece
"I love its humour, clarity, irreverence, and rage," said poet Sara Peters about the stunning new collection, Phantompains (Book*hug Press) by Therese Estacion. And even that effusive list doesn't cover ...
March 29, 2021
Book*hug Press Spring/Summer 2021 Season Reveal
It's spring book season and fantastic lists are pouring out from the dynamic independent publishers across the province.Our good friends at Book*hug have helpfully put together a video preview of their ...
October 05, 2020
Giller Shortlist Day: Past Winners Announce 5-Title List
In a live online announcement this morning, five past winners of the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize.Two-time winner Esi Edugyan kicked things off, followed by Sean ...