The Anansi Blog

Anansi LGTBQ Literature You’ve Got to Read June 27 2016

This is the first year we have had the pleasure of celebrating Pride Month, rather than Pride Week. Pride Month is all about inclusivity and uniting people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations. If you’re interested in reading novels that directly deals with LGTBQ themes, topics, and issues, we’ve got some titles on … Read More

An Excerpt from Boundless by Kathleen Winter September 30 2015

The long-awaited follow up to Annabel and Kathleen Winter’s first work of narrative nonfiction is here, now available in Paperback! Kathleen Winter’s Boundless is a haunting and powerful story, and a homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North. It’s time to celebrate the release of the Paperback version — here’s peek/excerpt from early in the … Read More

Kathleen Winter Reflects on the Discovery of a Lost Franklin Expedition Ship and Her Own Time Spent in the Northwest Passage September 10 2014

A nationalistic fervor has been reignited after news broke of the discovery of one of the lost Franklin Expedition ships largely intact yesterday. The mysterious loss of the two ships, Sir John Franklin, and his 128 men during an exploration of the Northwest Passage has been an event that has captured the imagination of Canadians, … Read More

Kathleen Winter accepts the 2011 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award May 24 2011

Watch Kathleen Winter’s moving speech as she accepts the 2011 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Annabel. Our most heartfelt congratulations go out to Kathleen. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se-1QWYnc1M]

Impromptu ANNABEL book club aboard the Clipper Adventurer September 08 2010

Our intrepid author Kathleen Winter set out on an Arctic journey on the Clipper Adventurer, armed with a box of copies of Annabel and a concertina in a beer cooler. When the ship unexpectedly ended up grounded on a rock while en route from Port Epworth to Kugluktuk, NU, the Annabel book club began! The … Read More

Round-up: Kathleen Winter’s ANNABEL blog tour July 13 2010

Kathleen Winter wrapped up her blog tour for her new novel, Annabel, today. It’s been an Anansi first — as well as a first for Kathleen — and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer bunch of bloggers and readers. A very sincere thank you to everyone involved — it’s been a blast! Here’s a … Read More

Reviews roll in for Kathleen Winter’s ANNABEL + Atlantic Canada Reads + Blog tour June 28 2010

This past weekend marked the publication of Annabel, the debut novel from acclaimed writer Kathleen Winter. With it came a flood of excellent reviews, a nomination for Atlantic Canada Reads, and the start of an exciting author blog tour (an Anansi first!). Reviews “Read it because it’s a story told with sensitivity to language that … Read More