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Teva Harrison wins the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Non-Fiction June 30 2017

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, has won the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in non-fiction! The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize help “supports Canadian debut authors by helping kick-start their careers,” and includes $10,000 for winning the prize. Congratulations, Teva! I am officially emerging! And not just from behind this sign. I can't thank @kobobooks … Read More

Teva Harrison wins the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Non-Fiction June 30 2017

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, has won the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in non-fiction! The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize help “supports Canadian debut authors by helping kick-start their careers,” and includes $10,000 for winning the prize. Congratulations, Teva! I am officially emerging! And not just from behind this sign. I can't thank @kobobooks … Read More

Brighten Up Your Bookshelf with Three Colourful Titles! October 31 2016

We at Anansi hope you’re surrounded by the most appealing Autumn transition — it can be a chilly time of year, but it can also be a beautiful one. Because things can never be too colourful, we thought we’d do our part to make the Fall reading season an enjoyable one by giving you the … Read More

Brighten Up Your Bookshelf with Three Colourful Titles! October 31 2016

We at Anansi hope you’re surrounded by the most appealing Autumn transition — it can be a chilly time of year, but it can also be a beautiful one. Because things can never be too colourful, we thought we’d do our part to make the Fall reading season an enjoyable one by giving you the … Read More

A Sample Colouring Page from The Joyful Living Colouring Book October 27 2016

From the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir In-Between Days comes a colouring book full of original, never-before-published drawings meant to delight, inspire, and heal. The Joyful Living Colouring Book by Teva Harrison publishes on November 5th (but it’s available to order at houseofanansi.com a week earlier on October 29th!) — if … Read More

A Sample Colouring Page from The Joyful Living Colouring Book October 27 2016

From the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir In-Between Days comes a colouring book full of original, never-before-published drawings meant to delight, inspire, and heal. The Joyful Living Colouring Book by Teva Harrison publishes on November 5th (but it’s available to order at houseofanansi.com a week earlier on October 29th!) — if … Read More

Fall Thanks-Givings from Anansi! October 07 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! We’ve got some Goodreads giveaways we wanted to tell you about: For our American readers (whose Thanksgiving comes a little later), we have Teva Harrison’s In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer. For Canada, we’re thrilled to offer in advance The Borrowed by Chan-Ho Kei Both giveaways end December 1st, so … Read More

Fall Thanks-Givings from Anansi! October 07 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! We’ve got some Goodreads giveaways we wanted to tell you about: For our American readers (whose Thanksgiving comes a little later), we have Teva Harrison’s In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer. For Canada, we’re thrilled to offer in advance The Borrowed by Chan-Ho Kei Both giveaways end December 1st, so … Read More

THREE ANANSI TITLES SHORTLISTED FOR GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD October 05 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that three House of Anansi Press authors have been shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Awards: Fiction: The Break, Katherena Vermette Poetry: The Waking Comes Late, Stephen Heighton English Non-fiction: In-Between Days, Teva Harrison As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature. Some 1,600 … Read More

THREE ANANSI TITLES SHORTLISTED FOR GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD October 05 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that three House of Anansi Press authors have been shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Awards: Fiction: The Break, Katherena Vermette Poetry: The Waking Comes Late, Stephen Heighton English Non-fiction: In-Between Days, Teva Harrison As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature. Some 1,600 … Read More

Any Cancer. Any Stage. YACC’s Got Your Back. June 06 2016

Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) connects young adults facing cancer (and their supporters) with peers who “get it.” YACC is the connection to peers, the bridge out of isolation and a source of inspiration. YACC’s mission is simple; cancer is different for young adults. Any cancer, any stage, YACC’S got your back. “The isolation was … Read More

Teva Harrison on Her Hopes for In-Between Days May 18 2016

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, on what she hopes readers will take away from her memoir. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She … Read More

“I hope that my legacy will be one of enduring kindness.” May 07 2016

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, on what she hopes her legacy to be. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking … Read More

Highlights from Teva Harrison’s In-Between Days Launch May 05 2016

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night to celebrate the launch of In-Between Days by Teva Harrison! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Instagram photos and Tweets from the night and put them on display, below. To everyone who made last night so special: thank you! Celebrating this beauty and her book … 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

Teva Harrison on What People Don’t Want to Talk About May 01 2016

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, on the topics that people don’t want to talk about when talking about cancer. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with … Read More

Teva Harrison: “I’ve met incredible women.” April 19 2016

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, on the communities she’s been introduced to, and the organizations she’s worked with, since being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays … Read More

Teva Harrison on Creating the Panels and Strips for In-Between Days April 16 2016

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, discusses her processes of creating each panel and strip for In-Between Days. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. … Read More

Teva Harrison: “Colour diminished the impact to me.” April 15 2016

“In some way, colour diminished the impact to me. it didn’t feel like it was as clear or strong as the black-and-white images.” In the next installment in our video series with Teva Harrison, she explains why decided to keep In-Between Days in black-and-white as opposed to adding colour. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic … Read More

Teva Harrison: “Drawing is a way to interpret the world around us.” April 11 2016

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, discusses the roots of her interest in art and drawing in the second of our series of videos on Teva and her memoir. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and … Read More

Teva Harrison on Going Public With Her Diagnosis April 08 2016

In the first of a series of videos, Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, talks about her diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer and why she decided to go public. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and … Read More

New Releases from Anansi this April April 03 2016

April is Poetry Month! Along with 4 stunning collections of poetry comes a graphic memoir about living with cancer, a tale from one of Canada’s funniest literary talents, and an inspiring true story about two young concentration camp survivors.   A Pillow Book by Suzanne Buffam Available: April 09 Not a narrative. Not an essay. Not … Read More

Young with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Teva Harrison on Building a Legacy October 13 2015

Metastatic breast cancer means there is no longer the opportunity to overcome the disease, and you are faced with a shorter life expectancy. In this video for Rethink, Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, describes what building a legacy looks like for her, and inspires other young people with metastatic cancer to create their own legacy. This … Read More