A List

A List

Enjoy these Anansi classics reisssued in beautiful new editions.

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Basic Black with Pearls

In her search for a lover, Shirley sheds her drab existence together with torturous memories of guilt and loss as a Jewish immigrant in Toronto.

Passing Ceremony

A wedding reception becomes a gothic dream. The bride is not all she seems and there is something ambiguous about the groom.


A classic of Canadian literature by the great Québécoise writer, Kamouraska is based on a real nineteenth-century love-triangle in rural Quebec.


Available for the first time in over thirty years, John Krizanc’s internationally acclaimed play redefined the limits of theatre with its haunting tale of art, sex, violence, and political intrigue in Fascist Italy.

Eleven Canadian Novelists Interviewed by Graeme Gibson

A collection of candid and wide-ranging interviews with Canadian writers, including Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, Margaret Laurence, and more.

Poems for All the Annettes

Poems for All the Annettes stands as one of the essential documents of the great Al Purdy’s career.

The Honeyman Festival

A night in the life of a woman in her mid-thirties who is torn between her family and the need for a life in which impulse can once again find play.

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring Canadian classic.

Mermaids and Ikons

Beloved poet and novelist Gwendolyn MacEwen’s first work of nonfiction in a handsome A List edition.

No Pain Like This Body

The A List edition of Harold Sonny Ladoo’s enduring novel, a raw, unsentimental story of life in a small Caribbean community.

Civil Elegies

A List edition of Dennis Lee's Civil Elegies, with an introduction by Nick Mount.


George Ticknor is trying to reconcile his own failure with the success of his boyhood friend, the famous American historian William Prescott.