September 14, 2021
Read an Excerpt from The Shaytan Bride, Sumaiya Matin's Powerful True Story of Escaping Forced Marriage
As a small child, Sumaiya Matin had heard about the Shaytan Bride. A woman with something wrong with her. Maybe she was crazy, or defiant. Or maybe she was possessed, trapped or seduced by an evil spirit ...
July 29, 2021
"He Pictured His Rage and Saw it Had a Face" Read an Excerpt from Eddy Boudel Tan's Electric Novel, The Rebellious Tide
After a lifetime of trying to convince himself that he has no interest in the sailor who abandoned him and his mother, Sebastian's resolve is begin to crack. His long-suffering mother's death has changed ...
July 27, 2021
A Message of Hope: Silmy Abdullah's Debut Story Collection Spins Beautiful Tales of Migration, Family, & Self
When home is in flux, our sense of who we are can feel unanchored too. Enter writer and lawyer Silmy Abdullah's debut collection of short fiction, Home of the Floating Lily (Dundurn Press), which, ...
July 14, 2021
A Literary Drum Kit: J.J. Dupuis Takes Us Into His Writing Space & "Musical" Writing Method
If there's still an X-Files shaped hole in your life, you need to be reading J.J. Dupuis, whose delightfully creepy Creature X mystery series follows cryptozoologist Laura Reagan's search for monsters ...
June 07, 2021
Contest: Start Your Summer with Unforgettable Stories - Enter to Win a Dundurn Fiction Prize Pack
It's nearly summertime and that means kicking back and reading great books in parks, on beaches and balconies, and anywhere else you can curl up in the sun and sink into a great story. With all that waiting ...
February 22, 2021
"We’re Opening Ourselves Up to the Community" Dundurn Press Reveals New Logo & A New Mandate
Toronto based independent publisher Dundurn Press has a long and storied history, having published Canadian stories for 49 years, and their logo, inspired by Dundurn Castle, a historic mansion in Hamilton, ...
February 04, 2021
A.G. Pasquella Shows Readers the City's Dark Side in His Compulsively Readable Toronto Crime Novels
Toronto's dark side takes centre stage in A.G. Pasquella's Jack Palace series. Season of Smoke (Dundurn Press), the newest instalment in the series, sees Jack backed into a terrible corner when his past ...
February 01, 2021
Love is in the Air with Dundurn's Book of Love Valentine's Contest!
While it might feel like we're waking up in a Groundhog Day-esque loop these days, time is in fact passing – and that means, whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is coming up fast. So whether ...
January 26, 2021
Lorna Poplak on the Notorious History of The Don Jail & How It Failed Its Hopeful, Progressive Roots
An imposing but externally beautiful building on the east bank of the Don River, the Don Jail—invariably known simply as "The Don" to Torontonians—has a long and troubled history. From its opening ...
January 14, 2021
Excerpt: Travel to a Disastrous Wedding Tradition in 1802 Toronto with Adam Bunch's The Toronto Book of Love
Toronto may be a young city on the world stage, but it's got plenty of fascinating history. No one knows that better than Adam Bunch, whose Toronto Book of the Dead explored the city's stories through ...