June 22, 2022
"There are Certain Questions We Don’t Dare Ask" Read an Excerpt from Céline Huyghebaert's Extraordinary Novel, Remnants
Céline Huyghebaert's autofictional novel, Remnants (Book*hug Press, translated by Aleshia Jensen) is an unflinching and yet tender exploration of family and meaning, memory and connection. Multiple ...
June 14, 2022
"Even Staring Out the Window Has Changed" The 2022 Griffin Prize Poets Speak in Depth on Their Writing Lives
This year, there are ten writers and translators nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prizes. The two prizes—one open to collections authored by Canadian poets and one open to any international collection ...
January 24, 2022
Read Two Short Stories from Under a Kabul Sky, a Groundbreaking Collection of Short Fiction from Afghan Women
In 2019, Éditions Le Soupirail published the first-ever collection of Afghan women's short fiction to appear in France. It received widespread acclaim for its raw, imaginative, and tense writing and ...
October 18, 2021
Anna Yin on Translating More than 50 Poems for Guernica's Innovative English-Chinese Collection, Mirrors and Windows
Bringing together 59 poets is no small task. But Anna Yin, Mississauga's inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017), has managed it in the new collection Mirrors and Windows (Guernica Editions), a book of poems ...
January 04, 2021
Start Your Year with Melanie Raabe's Smart & Irresistibly Creepy Thriller, The Shadow
In The Shadow (House of Anansi Press) by Melanie Raabe (translated by Imogen Taylor), a woman is walking to work when she is approached by a stranger and told that she will murder a man named Arthur ...
August 18, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Kevin Lambert's You Will Love What You Have Killed
In You Will Love What You Have Killed (Biblioasis), the debut novel from Quebec author Kevin Lambert, past wrongs are not forgotten, and life-long debts are paid with blood.In Lambert's fictional rendering ...
October 29, 2019
Governor General's Literary Award Winners Announced, including Honours for Book*hug, Playwrights Canada, & Groundwood Books
From a poetic exploration of Indigenous trans identity to the keenly imagined story of a brave young girl and her eagle friend, the 2019 winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards span numerous ...
July 10, 2018
Alain Deneault on Late Stage Capitalism & the Curious, Harmful Rise of the Mediocre
Alain Deneault is known for his take-no-prisoners approach to challenging corporations and political systems that undermine the public good (in particular, he is well known for being the target of lawsuits ...
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 ...
June 19, 2018
Contest! You Will Shout J'adore for this Prize Pack of Books in Translation from Book*hug!
If you're only reading books originally written in English, you are missing out. Indie powerhouse Book*hug is bringing fantastic stories from other languages to English readers in Canada with their great ...