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Thomas Allen Remembers Tom Harpur

Posted: 2017/01/10

Thomas Allen and Son fondly remembers Tom Harpur, who passed away on January 2nd, 2017. Harpur was a Rhodes Scholar and a theologian, a long-time columnist for the Toronto Star and the author of many books. His groundbreaking work, The Pagan Christ, was a national best-seller and introduced many people to a revolutionary new way of thinking about Christianity. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.

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Kaitlyn Greenidge's WE LOVE YOU, CHARLIE FREEMAN Named A NY Times Top Book of 2016!

Posted: 2016/12/16

We're excited to announce that Kaitlyn Greenidge's We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books, 9781616206444) was chosen by New York Times critic, Janet Maslin, as one of her Top 10 Books of 2016!

The paperback edition pubs on January 31, 2017!

In case you missed it, here are some highlights of the praise that this phenomenal title has already received:

“A terrifically auspicious debut.”
Janet Maslin, The New York Times

  “Greenridge’s wondrous first novel pits the sins of the past against the desire for the future in a multifaceted narrative that challenges concepts of culture and communication.”
Booklist (starred)

 “Greenidge proves herself a master of dialogue, which helps her craft engaging, well-drawn characters. …with humor, irony, and wit, Greenidge tackles this sensitive subject and crafts a light but deeply respectful take on this heavy aspect of America's treatment of black people. This is a timely work, full of disturbing but necessary observations. A vivid and poignant coming-of-age story that is also an important exploration of family, race, and history.”
Kirkus Reviews

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SUPERFOODS 24/7 shortlisted for a Taste Canada Food Writing Award

Posted: 2016/09/13

Congratulations to Jessica Nadel, who is shortlisted for a Taste Canada Food Writing Award for her book SUPERFOODS 24/7. The book is shortlisted under the Health and Special Diet Cookbooks (English) category.

Taste Canada’s mission is to be the authoritative culinary writing award in Canada by showcasing and recognizing the best. Taste Canada annually honours superior writing and publishing throughout Canada’s culinary community, in English and French.

 The Awards are presented in Toronto each year at the Taste Canada Gala Fundraiser and Reception, which is in itself a unique gastronomic delight. Previous winners have included such notable figures as Kate Aitken, Michael Smith, Laura Olson, Michael Bonacini, Laura Calder, Ricardo, Elizabeth Baird, Anita Stewart, Naomi Duguid, Normand Laprise, and Martin Picard, to name a few.

 The 2016 Taste Canada awards will be announced on Monday, November 14th at the historic Arcadian Court.

 You can see the complete Taste Canada shortlist here.

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HIS BLOODY PROJECT shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Posted: 2016/09/13

Congratulations to Graeme Macrae Burnet! Burnet's novel, HIS BLOODY PROJECT, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize!

Presented as a collection of documents discovered by the author, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers of Culdie, Ross-shire. They offer conflicting impressions of the accused; one interviewee recalls Macrae as a gentle and quiet child, while another details him as evil and wicked. Chief among the papers is Roderick Macrae’s own memoirs where he outlines the series of events leading up to the murder in eloquent and affectless prose. There follow medical reports, psychological evaluations, a courtroom transcript from the trial, and other documents that throw both Macrae’s motive and his sanity into question. Scottish author Graeme Macrae Burnet has established a reputation for smart and literary mystery writing with his highly praised first novel, The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau, which was featured in the List’s Top Scottish Books of 2014 and was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award. He was a winner of a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award in 2013.

His Bloody Project will be published in North America on October 4, 2016 by Skyhorse Publishing.

The Man Booker Prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. The winner of The Man Booker Prize receives £50,000.

You can view the full 2016 Man Book Prize shortlist here.

The winner will be announced on October 25.

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Naomi Duguid featured in the Globe & Mail

Posted: 2016/09/12

Award-winning cookbook author Naomi Duguid was recently featured in The Globe & Mail, where she gives further insight on the inspiration behind her latest book. The beautiful profile piece focuses on Duguid's new cookbook, TASTE OF PERSIA, which comes out September 20th.

Duguid will be appearing at this year's Books 'n' Cooks Stage at Word on the Street in Toronto on Sunday, September 25th. She'll be on-stage at 11:30 am.

You can read the full Globe & Mail profile here.

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