September 27, 2019
"I See Contemplation, Vision, and Communication as Crucial Forms of Labour" Talking Poetry & Work with Alessandra Naccarato
With wins from the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and CBC Poetry Prize under her belt, Alessandra Naccarato's first full-length collection comes with high expectations. Re-Origin of ...
May 02, 2019
Getting to Know Coconut Dreams Author Derek Mascarenhas: Bloody Noses, Scars & Cozy Sweaters
Aiden and Ally Pinto, the brother and sister duo of the Pinto family, are at the heart of Derek Mascarenhas' linked story collection Coconut Dreams (Book*hug). Moving from Goa, India to suburban Canada, ...
January 07, 2019
Contest! Win Narrative Nonfiction from Book*hug's Essais Series
They say truth is stranger than fiction, and indie darlings Book*hug are bringing the strange, challenging,and fascinating to readers in their Essais Series of narrative nonfiction. With top Canadian ...
December 20, 2018
December Spotlight on Excerpts: Get a Taste of We All Need to Eat by Alex Leslie
We're counting down to the holidays the best way we know how - by gifting excerpts from fabulous books! Today is our final instalment for our December spotlight on excerpts and we're finishing with the ...
December 06, 2018
D. Nandi Odhiambo on Writing Violence, Authentic Choices, & Radical Doubt in His New Novel
In D. Nandi Odhiambo's Smells Like Stars (Book*hug), a diverse and vibrant cast of characters struggles with change, each in their own way. Journalist Kerstin Ostheim and freelance photographer P.J. ...
November 05, 2018
Kim Trainor on Capturing Both a Tattooed Iron Age Woman & Modern Day Trauma in Her Book Length Poem
In 1993, a Russian scientist discovered the mummified remains of an Iron Age Pazyryk woman. She was covered in tattoos and buried with great ceremony. During the complex and difficult excavation, the ...
October 22, 2018
Contest! Get Spooky with Book*hug Books for Halloween!
If you're the type of person who waits all year for October, this is the contest for you. Just add this incredible prize pack of chilling, dark, and imaginative titles from Book*hug to your candy, scary ...
October 01, 2018
Contest! Get Personal with a Prize Pack of Auto-Fiction From Book*hug!
Not quite autobiography, not quite fiction: auto-fiction may be a new term to many, but it refers to a genre that's been beloved by readers and writers alike for decades, and which is getting a new life ...
September 25, 2018
It Begins with the Body author Hana Shafi on Halloween, Karaoke, & Whether Die Hard is a Christmas Movie
Hana Shafi is the hilarious big sister you always wished for. Her frank, smart, relatable poems tackle everything from anxiety to unibrows, unemployment to rushing to throw up in a bar bathroom. It ...
June 26, 2018
Read an Excerpt from David Goudreault's Raw, Powerful, Darkly Funny Mama's Boy
Content warning: suicide, self-harmIn its original French edition, Mama's Boy (Book*hug) by David Goudreault (translated by JC Sutcliffe) was a smash hit - a bestseller, winner of the 2016 Grand Prix ...