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 ...
November 19, 2020
Exhausted by the Parenting Wars? Read an Excerpt from Olivia Scobie's Brilliant Book, Impossible Parenting
At some point, amidst a rising tide of parenting blogs, personal essays, and, eventually, Instagram posts, good parenting shifted from something you do to something you are. If you aren't transcendentally ...
November 16, 2020
Contest! Warm Up with a Prize Pack of Spectacular Canadian Fiction from Dundurn
It's grey and chilly and you can't hug your friends. It's definitely not the best of times, but it may be the best time to get lost in a fantastic story and take your mind off it all. We're excited to ...
October 30, 2020
Erin Ruddy on Setting a Dark & Mysterious Thriller in the Bliss of Cottage Country
Cottage country — just the phrase conjures up enviably peaceful images of long sunny days and warm nights, a quaint retreat. But in Erin Ruddy's Tell Me My Name (Dundurn Press), a rustic cottage ...
September 16, 2020
Adan Jerreat-Poole on Comfort Reads, Finding Identity in Fairy Tales, & One Fabulous L'Engle Quote
As readers enter Adan Jerreat-Poole's The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass (Dundurn Press), they sink into a richly rendered fantasy world at war, where witches' assassin are the most deadly of weapons. Like Eli, ...
September 03, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Farzana Doctor's New Novel, Seven
Sharifa, the main character in author Farzana Doctor's new novel, Seven (Dundurn), is getting more than she bargained for when she decides to dig into her family's history.After landing in India alongside ...