The Anansi Blog

See the new TV Tie-In Edition Cover of Kim’s Convenience August 23 2016

Kim’s Convenience is coming this fall to CBC and, to celebrate, we’ve got a new TV Tie-In Edition of Kim’s Convenience on the way! The new edition is forthcoming October 1st — the new cover is here now, check it out below! (And after you see the new cover, be sure to see the three new trailers for Kim’s Convenience right … Read More

THE DRAGON HEAD OF HONG KONG: The Ava Lee Prequel [guest post by Ian Hamilton] November 08 2013

I’m not sure who had the idea of offering the serialized version free for a limited time. I do know I embraced it. The concept of the prequel had come, after all, from a reader, and without him and the support of other readers the opportunity to write it in the first place wouldn’t have existed.

Jillian Tamaki on illustrating the A List September 16 2013

The A List is a curated selection of titles from Anansi’s backlist featuring handsome new covers and introductions by well-known Canadian writers. This fall we released a series of five new A List titles lovingly decorated by Skim illustrator Jillian Tamaki. We sat down with Jillian to talk about her experience working on these Canadian classics. … Read More

The big unveil: our Girls with Grit contest cover September 04 2013

Groundwood Books’ Girls With Grit novels share real girls’ voices, and their stories, from North America and around the world. In these books, ordinary girls overcome obstacles, make their voices heard, and stand up for what they believe in. In 2012, Groundwood partnered  with Figment, an online community for people who love to share their … Read More

Looking at Migrant by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault July 09 2013

In a good world, I will be on vacation when you read this post. We rent a cottage near Point Pelee National Park, which is a gorgeous part of Canada. We are able to buy the most incredible produce there because of all the farms nearby, but not until I saw Migrant, written by Maxine … Read More

Interview with Kalpna Patel: the woman behind the Type Books window displays July 04 2013

I first came across Kalpna Patel’s work at the Queen West Art Crawl Outdoor Art Show in Bellwoods a couple of years ago. I was browsing through the stalls when a simple gold necklace caught my eye. From afar, it appeared to be a demure yet unusual pendant. Upon closer inspection, it proved to be … Read More

Northwest Passage and that new-book smell July 02 2013

When publishing people get together, we always talk about the same thing. Sure, we might start off with an analysis of world events or a friendly argument about what we’re going to order for dinner. But sooner or later, we always get around to that one really important question: what’s your favourite stage in the … Read More

Get a Little Summer Lovin’ From Pasha Malla [Anansi Digital] June 18 2013

  House of Anansi is proud to announce the first digital release of our seasonal reading list. It’s a summer love story entitled To Sweep the Light by Pasha Malla. To Sweep the Light follows two lonely people who spend a summer in the North not finding each other. In typical Malla style, the story’s … Read More

Cover reveal: Lisa Moore’s CAUGHT April 02 2013

Drum roll please . . . Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable new novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted. Available June 2013. Find out more about CAUGHT. What do you think of the cover? Let us know in … Read More

Cover reveal: the new and expanded paperback edition of Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be? May 01 2012

Drumroll please . . . We are very excited to bring you a paperback edition featuring new and expanded content of Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be?,  a brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada’s most exciting literary talents. Available in June 2012, this beautiful new edition will coincide with … Read More

Cover reveal: Puppy Love February 07 2012

Hi everyone, The buzz is building around Puppy Love, a sweet and funny new novel by Frauke Scheunemann told from the charming perspective of Hercules the dachshund. This delightful book has become an in-house favourite — and the amount of dachshund photo-sharing that’s happening on company time is starting to get a little out of … Read More