December 14, 2021
"Numbers Stations, 90s Indie Rock, Conspiracy Theories" David Whitton on Turning His "Nerdy Fixations" into a Stunning Debut Novel
In unnamed luxury hotel, seven employees work quietly, unobtrusive amongst the rest of the staff. Nothing could be more ordinary. Except that these seven people aren't ordinary employees at all — they're ...
December 07, 2021
"So Bizarre, It Must Be True... Nonfiction Brings the Past Alive" Nate Hendley on Nonfiction & His Wild New True Crime Story
It was a plotline that could be considered too outlandish even for a TV crime drama: a bank robbery in an iconic costume, a shootout with a military veteran, and an insanity plea that kicked off a years-long ...
October 25, 2021
Contest: Win the First Five Titles from Dundurn's New Rare Machines Imprint
We've raved about the new Rare Machines imprint at Dundurn Press, an essential new list in the CanLit landscape featuring diverse, innovative literary voices and headed up by acclaimed writers Julie ...
October 19, 2021
"A Distinctive Voice" Editor Russell Smith on Dundurn Press's New Rare Machines Imprint
Dundurn Press has been a mainstay of the Canadian publishing landscape for almost fifty years, founded in the 1972 by Kirk Howard, who went on to serve as the press's longtime publisher as Dundurn expanded ...
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, ...