“From the font to the cover design to the paper grade, it is a stunning object … it’s just like Anvil Press—the press that comes closest to being Canada’s answer to Brooklyn’s Soft Skull fiction line—to care about the book as art object time and again.”
—Globe & Mail (in a review of Animal by Alexandra Leggat)
“clever, concise writing – no superfluous flowery shit. To the point, bold, matter of fact.”
—OttawaXpress (on Matthew Firth’s Shag Carpet Action)
“one of the country’s most enduring venues for audacious writing.”
A Room In the City, the photos of Gabor Gasztonyi, Finalist for The George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature.
Tony Burgess is the winner of the 2011 ReLit Award (short fiction category) for Ravenna Gets.
David Scott Hamilton, Governor General’s Award Finalist for his translation of Paradis, Clef en main (Exit) the final novel by Quebec author Nelly Arcan.
Madeline Sonik receives finalist nomination for The 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for her memoir, Afflictions & Departures. Afflictions & Departures was also nominated for the prestigious BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, one of Canada’s largest literary non-fiction prizes.
Vs. by Kerry Ryan, finalist for the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry.
June 1, 2010: Congratulations to Alexandra Leggat, Finalist for the Trillium Book Award for her short story collection, Animal.
Congratulations to Catherine Owen, Winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (Alberta Book Awards) for her recent collection, Frenzy.