Anansi Turns 55

Anansi Turns 55

When you purchase $55 worth of books from our anniversary collection you will receive a limited edition Anansi enamel pin.



To celebrate our 55th anniversary we're looking back at some of the critically acclaimed, award-winning, culture-defining books that made Anansi what it is today. In our 55th anniversary collection you'll find 55 books that reflect our original mission: challenge the status quo. Among these books are Canadian fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that has redefined genres, started national conversations, and stolen hearts in Canada and around the world.

Looking to the future, we're guided by the same principles that inspired Dennis Lee and David Godfrey to found Anansi. Our new publisher, Leigh Nash, put it best in a recent edition of Publishers Weekly: "We want to be powered by that sense of relentless optimism that buoyed early Anansi lists." This holiday season, that glittering feeling of possibility guides our celebrations as we step back to admire 55 years of very good books and look forward to the new year ahead.

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NDN Coping Mechanisms

The follow-up collection from Griffin Poetry Prize–winning poet Billy-Ray Belcourt is a provocative, powerful, and genre-bending new work.

Selected Poems 1983–2020

A generous collection of new and previously published poems by Steven Heighton, a defining lyricist of his generation.

The Outlander

Gil Adamson spins a gripping and memorably romantic tale of one grief-struck young woman's flight into the wild.


A powerful drama about entwined lives and a woman with an unsettling ability to broach the innermost dynamics of the people around her.


Kathleen Winter's stunning debut novel, a national bestseller and is a beautifully sensitive story of family, identity, and the yearning to belong.

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club

Megan Gail Coles’s debut novel exposes class, gender, and racial tensions over the course of one Valentine’s Day in the dead of a winter storm.

In-Between Days

Teva Harrison’s In-Between Days is an inspiring graphic memoir about living with cancer.

The Break

A stunning debut novel about a multigenerational Métis–Anishnaabe family dealing with the fallout of a shocking crime in Winnipeg’s North End.

Barrelling Forward

Barrelling Forward is a brilliantly crafted debut collection set against the backdrop of the crashing oil economy in contemporary Newfoundland.

Kim's Convenience

The smash hit play, Kim’s Convenience tells the story of one Korean family struggling to face the future amidst the bitter memories of their past.


A finely tuned collection from Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet A. F. Moritz.

The Withdrawal Method

Haunting, fresh and humorous, Malla's inventive stories reveal the strange and wondrous found in familiar situations.