Let's Go on a CanLit Rewind!
As some All Lit Up readers may know, our parent organization, the Literary Press Group of Canada, is marking 40 years of supporting and celebrating Canadian literary presses this fall. Forty-seven LPG members publish the books and authors that fill up the All Lit Up virtual bookshelves so this anniversary is pretty important to us too.See more details below
As some All Lit Up readers may know, our parent organization, the Literary Press Group of Canada, is marking 40 years of supporting and celebrating Canadian literary presses this fall. Forty-seven LPG members publish the books and authors that fill up the All Lit Up virtual bookshelves so this anniversary is pretty important to us too.
And if you joined us for any of our ALU launches last September, you know we never miss an opportunity to party! While the LPG will be hosting readings across the country this month ( check all the details here), we thought we’d mark this milestone here on our blog.
Since it’s all about the books for us, we asked our publishers to share with us books from their backlists that are special to their press; these could be books that helped launch a new voice in CanLit or maybe left a special impression on the publisher. Seventeen of our members took us up on our challenge and throughout October we’ll be shining the spotlight on each of their chosen titles.
Join us as we go on a CanLit Rewind to learn about the indelible mark left by these special books:
Eunoia by Christian Bök (Coach House Books)
A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont (Brick Books)
Small Arguments by Souvankham Thammavongsa (Pedlar Press)
The Stunted Strong by Fred Cogswell (Goose Lane Editions)
Where the Sun Shines Best by Austin Clarke (Guernica Editions)
If We Were Birds by Erin Shields (Playwrights Canada Press)
Way of the Thorn and Thunder series by Daniel Heath Justice (Kegedonce Press)
Fishtailing by Wendy Phillips (Coteau Books)
The Wondrous Woo by Carrianne Leung (Inanna Publications)
Cadillac Cathedral by Jack Hodgins (Ronsdale Press)
Echoes From the Other Land by Ava Homa (Mawenzi House)
Icefields by Thomas Wharton (NeWest Press)
Polyamorous Love Song by Jacob Wren (BookThug)
Heroines by Lincoln Clarkes (Anvil Press)
A Peepshow with Views of the Interior by Aislinn Hunter (Palimpsest Press)
Tangles by Sarah Leavitt (Freehand Books)
Man in the Red Suit by Bruce Templeton (Creative Book Publishing)
October is going to be a busy month both here on the blog and on the bookshelves so check back often to see what we're up to!
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