The Anansi Blog

Praise for The Break by Katherena Vermette October 12 2016

The Break is a stunning and heartbreaking debut novel by Governor General’s Literary Award–winning Métis poet Katherena Vermette about a multigenerational Métis–Anishnaabe family dealing with the fallout of a shocking crime in Winnipeg’s North End. We’re thrilled to see The Break on the shortlist for both the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor … Read More

Praise for The Break by Katherena Vermette October 12 2016

The Break is a stunning and heartbreaking debut novel by Governor General’s Literary Award–winning Métis poet Katherena Vermette about a multigenerational Métis–Anishnaabe family dealing with the fallout of a shocking crime in Winnipeg’s North End. We’re thrilled to see The Break on the shortlist for both the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor … Read More

In-Between Days Media Round-up May 05 2016

Everyone is talking about In-Between Days and Teva Harrison. So it may come as no surprise that books are flying off the shelves at bookstores across Canada. Though we probably don’t need to convince you to go get your own copy, we’re going to, anyway. Here’s a round up of all the great things being … Read More

Book trailer for Patrick deWitt’s THE SISTERS BROTHERS May 10 2011

We’re so thrilled about the fantastic book trailer for Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers. This much-buzzed-about novel is available this month in bookstores across Canada. Watch it here: And here are a few of the incredibly positive reviews this book has received so far: “[Patrick] DeWitt has produced a genre-bending frontier saga that is exciting, … 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

Featured blogger: Jennifer Knoch of The KIRBC December 04 2009

Here at Anansi, we’ve been fans of Jen’s excellent blog, The Keepin’ It Real Book Club (KIRBC), for some time. When I got in touch with Jen to see if she’d be interested in reviewing Gil Adamson’s lovely collection of linked short stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau, her enthusiasm was palpable. So, without further ado, … Read More

Questions about flu season? Dr. Bonnie has answers! November 06 2009

Need advice on how to protect yourself from influenza? You’re in the right place! Check out this exclusive excerpt from Soap and Water & Common Sense, the definitive guide to staying healthy in a germ-filled world: “Like the common cold, influenza spreads when someone who is infected with the virus coughs or sneezes. The virus … Read More

Rave Reviews of Zoe Whittall’s Holding Still For As Long As Possible October 16 2009

“. . . Whittall is a dexterous puppeteer, and the book is unputdownable . . . Whittall’s skill as a novelist is that her interest in her characters, and in their stories, is genuine and generous.” — The Globe and Mail “With Holding Still, Whittall has established herself as a writer of immense vitality and … Read More

Lisa Moore Media June 29 2009

Check out all the media for Lisa Moore and her latest novel February! Read Vit Wagner’s profile of Lisa in the Toronto Star. And listen to her in conversation with Shelagh Rogers on CBC’s “The Next Chapter.” Reviews: “. . . exquisitely mindful . . . [Lisa Moore] gets life . . . [and] offers … Read More