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Last updated: September 26, 2014
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40th ANNIVERSARY  |  AWARDS |   BESTSELLERS    |   FALL 2014  |   SPRING 2014   |   PAST SEASONS




40th ANNIVERSARY


This year marks Harbour Publishing's 40th anniversary, and people are talking about it:

Events

NEW! WORD Vancouver booth at the corner of Homer and Robson on Sunday, September 28, 2014. "Birthday" cake will be served

Media

Print/Online
Article in Coast Life, Fall 2014
Article in BC Booklook 

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Fall 2014

AWARDS



How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, by Doretta Lau, was shortlisted for the 2014 City of Vancouver Book Award
Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley by Alison Malone Eathorne, Hilary Malone and Lorna Malone has been shortlisted for the 2014 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards, in the category of Regional/Cultural Cookbooks and won third place in the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards’ competition for the World’s Best Fish and Seafood Book
The following books will be featured in the Poetry in Transit project: Bonsai Love, by Diane Tucker; children of air india, by Renée Saklikar; Pluck, by Laisha Rosnau and For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin, by John Barton
children of air india
, by Renée Sarojini Saklikar, has won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry
Raven Brings the Light, by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, was shortlisted for the 2014/2015 Chocolate Lily Award


BESTSELLERS


BC BESTSELLERS for week of September 21, 2014

Source: Association of Book Publishers of BC

Adult Titles

#4 Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd · Cloudwalker
#6 Mike McCardell · Cardboard Ocean

Canadian BESTSELLERS for week of September 22, 2014

Home/Leisures category

#9 Michele Genest · The Boreal Feast

FALL 2014

Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane · The Sea Among Us | Robert Budd · Echoes of British Columbia | Kayla Czaga · For Your Safety Please Hold On | Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson · From the West Coast to the Western Front | Margaret Horsfield and Ian Kennedy · Tofino and Clayoquot Sound | Patrick Lane · Washita | Alex Leslie · The things I heard about you | Mike McCardell · Cardboard Ocean | David Nunuk · Vancouver Light | Alicia Priest · A Rock Fell on the Moon | Matt Rader · What I Want to Tell Goes Like This | Dal Richards and Jim Taylor · One More Time! | Gwen Sjogren · O Canada Crosswords 15 | Frank White · That Went By Fast · Milk Spills and One-Log Loads| Elaine Woo · Cycling with the Dragon | David Zieroth · Albrecht Dürer and me

Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane, editors

The Sea Among Us: The Strait of Georgia
978-1-55017-683-4, $39.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Publication date: November 22, 2014

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BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
BC Books for Everybody, Fall 2014

Robert Budd

Echoes of British Columbia: Voices from the Frontier
978-1-55017-678-0, $35.00, Paperback + audio discs, Harbour Publishing
Publication date: October 11, 2014

Events

Book Launch at Lumby Museum, Lumby Valley on Friday, October 17 at 2pm (details TBA)
Book Launch at Mosaic Books, Kelowna on Friday, October 17 at 7pm
Book Launch at Hooked on Books, Penticton on Saturday, October 18 at 12pm
Book Launch at Bolen Books, Victoria on Monday, October 20 at 7pm
Vancouver International Writers Festival: Panel discussion with Howard White and Katherine Palmer Gordon, October 24, 2014, 1:00-2:30pm
Book Launch at Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street, Vancouver on Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm

Media

Upcoming
Feature in the Mission City Record, October date TBA
Feature in the Nelson Star, October date TBA
Feature in the South Delta Leader, October date TBA
Feature in the Lumby Valley Times, October date TBA
Feature in the Golden Star Reporter, October date TBA
Feature in the Merritt Herald, October date TBA
Feature in the Kelowna Daily News, October date TBA
Feature in the 100 Mile Free Press, October date TBA
Feature in the Prince George Citizen, October date TBA
Feature in the Coast Reporter, October date TBA
Print/Online
Mention in Focus magazine, July/August 2014

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014
Vancouver International Writers Festival program, 2014

Kayla Czaga

For Your Safety Please Hold On
978-0-88971-303-1, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions
Publication date: September 28, 2014

Events

Nightwood Editions Vancouver book launch at The Grande Luxe Hall (303 East 8th Avenue), Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7pm
Part of the New Poets Panel at the Victoria Writers Festival in Victoria, BC, November 8, 2014 at 1pm, alongside Anne-Marie Turza, Garth Martens, and Troy Sebastian. Hosted by Marita Dachsel.
Reading at the Emerging Writer’s Reading Series in Toronto, November 10, 2014
Reading at Art Bar in Toronto, November 25, 2014
Reading at Pivot reading series in Toronto, November 28, 2014
Featured reader at the Poetic Justice reading series in New Westminster, BC, on December 7, 2014 at 3pm
Featured reader at Spoken INK reading series in Burnaby, BC on May 16, 2015 at 7:30pm. Readings start at 8pm.

Media

Upcoming
NEW! Review due in The Puritan (online literary mag), date TBA
NEW!
Interview on the PRISM International website and Rob Taylor’s "spread it like a roll of nickels" blog, October date TBA
Interview with Nancy Bullis on CIUT Radio (University of Toronto radio station) Howl, November 18, between 10pm and 11pm.
Print/Online
Included in 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated Fall 2014 Poetry Preview, August 18, 2014

Advertising

Prairie Fire, Fall 2014
Geist, Fall 2014
Event, Fall 2014
Malahat Review, Fall 2014
Herizons, Fall 2014

Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson

From the West Coast to the Western Front: British Columbians and the Great War
978-1-55017-666-7, $26.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Events

Reading at WORD Vancouver, Sept 28, 2014 at 2:15pm

Media

Included in Quill & Quire’s Fall preview 2014, July/August 2014 issue

Advertising

BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014
WORD Vancouver Program, 2014
BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
Canada's History
, Oct/Nov. 2014

Suzanne Fournier

Shore to Shore: The Art of Ts'uts'umutl Luke Marston
978-1-55017-670-4, $26.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing
Publication date: November 22, 2014

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BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014

Margaret Horsfield and Ian Kennedy

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History
978-1-55017-681-0, $36.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Publication date: October 25, 2014

Events

Launch in Tofino on November 8, 2014. Details TBA

Media

Upcoming
Excerpt in Tofino Time, October 2014
Print/Online
Mention on BC Booklook, September 2014
Excerpt in Tofino Time, September 2014
Excerpt in Tofino Time, August 2014

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014

Patrick Lane

Washita
978-1-55017-676-6, $18.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing
Pub date: October 25, 2014

Events

NEW! Ottawa International Writers Festival master class event, “Write On! Poetry and Inspiration with Patrick Lane”, Friday, October 24 at 12:00pm
NEW! Ottawa International Writers Festival event, Poetry Cabaret, Friday, October 24 at 8:30pm

Media

Print/Online
Included in Quill & Quire’s Fall preview 2014, July/August 2014 issue

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
Prairie Fire
, Fall 2014
Malahat Review, Fall 2014
Event, Fall 2014

Alex Leslie

The things I heard about you
978-0-88971-305-5, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions
Pub date: October 11, 2014

Events

NEW! Book launch at Pulp Fiction in Vancouver on Thursday, October 9, 7pm to 9pm, with Rita Wong and Lee Williams Boudakian
Nightwood Editions Vancouver book launch at The Grande Luxe Hall (303 East 8th Avenue), Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7pm
Toronto book launch at Type Books (883 Queen Street West), Wednesday, November 5, at 7pm. Also reading are guest readers Sarah Pinder and Prathna Lor.
Reading at Livewords in Toronto on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm
Reading at Librarie Drawn and Quarterly in Montreal, QC, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7pm, along with Linda Besner and Daniel Allen Cox.

Media

Upcoming
NEW! Review in Quill & Quire, October issue
In-studio interview with Nancy Bullis on CIUT Radio’s HOWL on Thursday, November 4, 2014, in Toronto
Print/Online
NEW! Interview in The Rusty Toque, September 21, 2014
Included in CBC Books’ “12 Fall Books with a CBC Literary Prize Pedigree”, August 29, 2014
Included in 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated Fall 2014 Poetry Preview, August 18, 2014
Included in Quill & Quire’s Fall preview 2014, July/August 2014 issue

Advertising

Prairie Fire, Fall 2014
Geist, Fall 2014
Event, Fall 2014
Malahat Review, Fall 2014
Herizons, Fall 2014

Mike McCardell

Cardboard Ocean: A Memoir
978-1-55017-664-3, $32.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Pub date: September 6, 2014

Bestseller

NEW! #6 BC Bestseller, week of September 21, 2014 

Events

NEW! Reading & signing at WORD Vancouver, Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:45pm
Book signing at Black Bond Books in New Westminster, Saturday, November 15 at 1:30pm
Book signing at Black Bond Books in South Surrey (on 24th Avenue), Saturday, November 22 at 1:30pm
Book signing at Black Bond Books in Maple Ridge, Saturday, November 29 at 1:30pm
NEW! Book signing at Coles Seven Oaks Mall (Abbotsford), Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11am-2pm

Advertising

BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014
BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
WORD Vancouver Program, 2014

David Nunuk

Vancouver Light: Visions of a City
978-1-55017-663-6, $49.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Pub date: October 18, 2014

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BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014

Alicia Priest

A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist
978-1-55017-672-8, $32.95, Hardcover, Lost Moose
Publication date: September 16, 2014

Events

Alicia’s friends in Whitehorse are hosting a book launch in her honour on Wednesday, October 8 at 6pm at Baked Cafe. Alicia will not be attending. Books for sale by Mac’s Fireweed

Media

Upcoming
NEW! Interview with Ben Parfitt (Alicia’s husband) on CBC Radio North’s A New Day, airing October 6 or 7, 2014
NEW! Interview in the Whitehorse Star, October 2014
NEW!
Excerpt and article in the Yukon News, October 2014
Interview and excerpt in Yukon, North of Ordinary magazine, Winter edition (comes out November 2014)
Interview with Ben Parfitt (Alicia’s husband) on CBC Radio North by Northwest, October 2014 date TBA
Interview in the Oak Bay News, date TBA

TV/Radio
NEW! Interview with Alicia’s husband, Ben Parfitt, on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition, September 25, 2014
Interview with Alicia’s husband, Ben Parfitt, on CBC Radio On the Island about ALS, Alicia and the book, August 22, 2014
Print/Online
NEW! "Facts and Arguments" article in the Globe and Mail, September 19, 2014
Mention of book launch in
Focus Magazine, September 2014
Feature in The Vancouver Province, September 14, 2014
Interview in the Vancouver Sun, September 12, 2014, which is also in the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette and the Windsor Star
Interview in the Victoria Times Colonist, September 14, 2014
Interview in the Martlet, September 2014
Interview in the Coastal Spectator, September 15, 2014
Interview in Monday Magazine, September 2014
Featured in 49th Shelf’s “On Our Radar” series, August 28, 2014
Review in BC Bookworld, Fall 2014 issue, also posted on BC Booklook, August 20, 2014

Notable Reviews

A Rock Fell on the Moon is not based solely on Gerald Priest’s theft and conviction. It’s really a story about a family smashed and wounded by the father’s deceit, dishonesty and his pathetic fear of the truth…[and] a fascinating glimpse into a Canadian way of life no longer seen...Memories from childhood, recalled conversations with her mother and saved letters buttress the official story revealed in court files and newspaper clippings. It’s these human elements that offer emotional depth.”
~ Richard Watts for the Victoria Times Colonist, September 14, 2014

“A ripping good read...Heart-breaking, hilarious and suspenseful...This is a consummately well-written book, achieving the near-impossible feat of maintaining a journalist’s objective distance while literally tracking her father’s fifty-year-old footsteps and disclosing painful family secrets with restraint and dignity.”
~ BC Bookworld, Autumn 2014

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BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014
BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
Northword Magazine
, August/September 2014

Matt Rader

What I Want to Tell Goes Like This
978-0-88971-306-2, $21.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions
Pub date: October 10, 2014

Events

Reading at Bolen Books in Victoria on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7pm
Book launch in the Comox Valley on Saturday, October 18 at 7pm. This event is hosted by the North Island College Write Here Reading Series at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Books will be for sale by Laughing Oyster.
Nightwood Editions Vancouver book launch at The Grande Luxe Hall (303 East 8th Avenue), Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7pm
Kelowna book launch at the Alternator Gallery on Friday, November 28, 2014. Hosted by the University of British Columbia Okanagan Creative Studies Department. Joint reading with Department Head Ashok Mathur. Books for sale by UBCO Bookstore.
Reading at Livewords reading series in Toronto on April 23, 2015

Media

Upcoming
Article in Victoria’s The Coastal Spectator, before October 17, 2014
Interview with the Comox Valley Record, October print date TBA
Print/Online
NEW! Article in the Nelson Star, September 21, 2014
Mention in BC Bookworld
Mention in the Kelowna Daily Courier, August 27, 2014
Included in 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated 2014 Fall Fiction Preview, August 5, 2014
Included in Quill & Quire’s Fall Preview, July/August 2014 edition

Notable Reviews

“In his new short fiction collection, What I Want To Tell Goes Like This (Nightwood Editions), Matt Rader turns Canada’s collective past into autobiography. Steeped largely in the brooding imagery of the Pacific Northwest, Rader makes the forgotten characters of Vancouver Island’s history his own—from striking coal miners to commune-running Russian religious exiles to cowboys who wandered just a little too far north from Montana. But his ability to capture the complicated pulse of history becomes clear not only while bringing to life those names long confined to archives and sepia-toned photographs. In fact, his writing thrives in describing everyday moments filled by unsaid or insufficient words, whether in bed with a loved one or unexpectedly downing whisky and beer at an airport bar with an old friend.”
~ Maisonneuve, June 10, 2014

Dal Richards and Jim Taylor

One More Time! The Dal Richards Story [TPB]
978-1-55017-685-8, $21.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing
Publication Date: September 2014

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BC Bookworld, Fall 2014

Gwen Sjogren

O Canada Crosswords 15
978-0-88971-304-8, $12.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions
Publication Date: October 11, 2014

Media

TV/Radio
Interview with CKUA ArtBeat, Sunday August 31 and Wednesday, September 3

Advertising

Event, Fall 2014
Geist, Fall 2014
Malahat Review, Fall 2014
Prairie Fire, Fall 2014
National edition of Books for Everybody, 2014

Frank White

That Went By Fast: My First Hundred Years
978-1-55017-668-1, $32.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Publication date: October 25, 2014
Milk Spills and One-Log Loads: Memories of a Pioneer Truck Driver (Fall 2013)
978-1-55017-622-3, $32.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
NEW! Review in the Sooke News Mirror, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (Milk Spills and One-Log Loads)

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
BC Books For Everybody
, Fall 2014

Elaine Woo

Cycling with the Dragon
978-0-88971-301-7, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions
Pub date: September 28, 2014

Events

Reading at the WORD Vancouver poetry tent on Sunday, September 28 at 11:00am. Elaine will also be hosting the Kids Words event inside the children’s section of the Vancouver Public Library, from 2pm to 3pm.
As a featured poet at the LiterASIAN festival in Vancouver (October 9 to 12, 2014), Elaine will be participating in the following events: featured guest at the opening event on October 9 at 6pm at the UBC Learning Exchange (610 Main Street);  workshop host for “How Do You Know When a Poem is Ready For Publication?” on October 10 from 2pm to 4pm at the UBC Learning Exchange; reading on October 11 as part of the 11:30am to 4pm event at the Richmond Library (7700 Minoru Gate); reading on October 11 as part of the 7pm evening poetry event at Centre A (229 East Georgia Street); signing books on October 12 at the 10 am to 4pm UBC Book Fair at the UBC Learning Exchange; and featured guest on October 12 at the 6pm to 10pm literASIAN Celebration Banquet at Pink Pearl Restaurant (1132 East Hastings).
Nightwood Editions Vancouver book launch at The Grande Luxe Hall (303 East 8th Avenue), Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7pm
Reading at the World Poetry book launch in Vancouver on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm, at the Vancouver Public Library’s Britannia Branch. Other featured poets are Wanda Kehewin, Jonina Kirton, and Yilin Wang.
Reading at the Twisted Poets Literary Salon on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7pm
Leading a Word Play workshop for the Royal City Literary Arts Society at the Heritage Grill in New Westminster, BC, on December 4, 2014 at 7pm
Featured reader at the Poetic Justice reading series in New Westminster, BC, on December 7, 2014 at 3pm

Featured reader at the Spoken INK reading series in Burnaby, BC, on March 17, 2015
Reading at Livewords reading series in Toronto on April 23, 2015
NEW! Reading at The Art Bar reading series in Toronto on April 28, 2015

Media

Print/Online
Included in 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated Fall 2014 Poetry Preview, August 18, 2014

Advertising

WORD Vancouver Program, 2014
Prairie Fire
, Fall 2014
Geist, Fall 2014
Event, Fall 2014
Malahat Review, Fall 2014
Herizons, Fall 2014

David Zieroth

Albrecht Dürer and me
978-1-55017-674-2, $18.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing
Pub date: November 1, 2014

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Fall 2014
Prairie Fire, Fall 2014
Malahat Review, Fall 2014
Event, Fall 2014

SPRING 2014

andrea bennett · Canoodlers | Wayne Campbell & Dennis A. Demarchi & Ronald D. Jakimchuck · Ian McTaggart-Cowan | Michele Genest ·  The Boreal Feast  | Richard J. Hebda · A Field Guide to Edible Fruits and Berries of the Pacific Northwest | Des Kennedy · Heart & Soil | Doretta Lau ·  How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? | Randy Nelson · Poachers, Polluters and Politics Laisha Rosnau ·  Pluck  |  Diane Tucker ·  Bonsai Love  | Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd · Cloudwalker · Storyteller · Raven Brings the Light | Adrienne Weiss ·  There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore  |  Rob Winger ·  Old Hat 

andrea bennett

Canoodlers
978-0-88971-297-3, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

NEW! Reading at WORD Vancouver, September 28, 2014 at 2:15pm
NEW! Reading at Homegrown Hamilton, with Stevie Howell, 6:30 to 8:30pm October 11, 2014
NEW! Reading/Signing at Chapters in Ancaster, ON, October 11, 2014. Time TBA.
Reading at the PIVOT reading series in Toronto at the Press Club (850 Dundas ST. W) on October 15 at 8pm with Marianne Apostolides & Ricardo Sternberg

Media

Upcoming
Interview on rob mclennan's blog

Advertising

WORD Vancouver Program, 2014
Herizons, Fall 2014
Event
, Fall 2014
Broken Pencil, Summer 2014
This Magazine, Summer 2014
Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Catalogue, 2014
ARC, Spring/Summer 2014
Geist, Summer 2014
Subterrain, Summer 2014
Prairie Fire, Summer 2014

Wayne Campbell & Dennis A. Demarchi & Ronald D. Jakimchuck  

Ian McTaggart-Cowan: The Legacy of a Pioneering Biologist, Educator and Conservationist
978-1-55017-623-0, $49.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Pub date: November 28, 2014

Media

Upcoming
Review in Canadian Field Naturalist, date TBA

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Summer 2014

Michele Genest

The Boreal Feast: A Culinary Journey to the North
978-1-55017-627-8, $28.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing (Lost Moose)

Bestseller

NEW! #9 National Bestseller, Home/Leisures category, week of September 22, 2014

Events

Reception, talk and cooking demo in Vancouver at Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm. Tickets are $30 each and include refreshments and a copy of The Boreal Feast.
Talk and book signing in Vancouver at Book Warehouse on Broadway on Monday, September 29 at 5:30pm. Free.
Appearing at Calgary Wordfest on Friday, October 17 at noon for a presentation titled “Food & Culture” featuring Michele Genest and Kim Thúy. The event will take place at the Theatre Junction Grand – Studio. Tickets required.
Appearing at Edmonton Litfest on Saturday, October 18 at the Stanley A. Milner Library - Theatre and Centennial Room starting at 9am for the “"Savour the Words with Michele Genest" two-hour workshop.
Appearing at Edmonton Litfest on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Strathcona County Library from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, as part of their “Boreal Feast” event - including a talk, reading, Q&A and book signing
Appearing at Edmonton Litfest on Saturday, October 18 at the Enjoy Centre from 5pm to 9pm as part of their “Food Matters” event - including author presentations and hands-on cooking demos
Book signing at McNally Robinson Winnipeg, Saturday, October 25, 1pm to 3pm
Book signing at McNally Robinson Saskatoon, Sunday, October 26, 2pm to 4pm

Media

Upcoming
Interview with WE Vancouver, September print date TBA
Interview with CBC Radio North by Northwest, airing September 28, 2014
Review and recipe excerpt in Taste and Travel magazine, Fall 2014
TV/Radio
Interview with KTOO Radio in Juneau, Alaska, A Juneau Afternoon, August 20 at 3:30pm
Print/Online
Chosen by Where Edmonton magazine as one of the “5 Great Reads by LitFest Authors”, September/October 2014 issue
Included in Ottawa Life magazine online’s “Best Picks”, September 9, 2014
Review in Alaska Dispatch News, September 6, 2014
Review in the Globe and Mail style section, September 1, 2014
Mention in the Juneau Empire, August 21, 2014

Article on Heather Lende’s blog (local Haines, AK blog), August 14, 2014
Review in Forever Young, August 2014
Review in Eat Magazine, August 19, 2014
Article in the Juneau Empire, August 14, 2014
Interview on Open Book Toronto, August 11, 2014

Notable Reviews

The Boreal Feast will leave your mouth watering!”
~ Ottawa Life magazine

“With creations like Solstice-Cured Lake Trout, Gravlad Lax and Birch Syrup Panna Cotta with Rhubarb Compote, northern and southern dwellers alike will be inspired.”
~ Kathleen Macknicki, Alaska Dispatch News, September 2014

“A milestone compendium that includes both mouthwatering recipes...and vivid evocations of how they’re enjoyed across the region (the book’s handsome photos were shot by Cathie Archbould), leaves no mossy stone unturned in the pursuit of gastronomic exotica.”
~ Danny Sinopoli, Globe and Mail, September 2014

Advertising

BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014


Richard J. Hebda

A Field Guide to Edible Fruits and Berries of the Pacific Northwest
978-1-55017-46-98, $7.95, Pamphlet, Harbour Publishing

Media

Upcoming
Review in BC Nature, date TBA
Print/Online
Review in Island Parent magazine, August 2014
Podcast interview with Larry Pynn of the Vancouver Sun (online), August 27, 2014
Review in RV Times, July/August 2014

Des Kennedy

Heart & Soil: The Revolutionary Good of Gardens
978-1-55017-632-2, $24.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Upcoming
Review to be distributed via ProtoView (USA)
Excerpt to run in Garden Making magazine, Fall issue
Print/Online
Included in 49th Shelf's Shelf Talkers list, August 6, 2014

Advertising

Branches of Light, Spring-Summer 2014

Doretta Lau

How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?
978-0-88971-293-5, $19.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Awards

Shortlisted for the 2014 City of Vancouver Book Award

Events

Reading at WORD Vancouver on September 28, 2014 at 11am
Reading at TWS Reading Series at the Cottage Bistro on Main St, Vancouver, on October 2, 2014 at 8pm
Reading at LiterAsian (Vancouver), Oct. 9-12, 2014, details TBA
Reading at the Victoria Writer’s Festival, on the short story panel (with DD Miller, Julie Paul and others) on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Time TBA.

Media

TV/Radio
Segment on The Next Chapter, airing September 8 and 13, 2014
Print/Online
Mention of City of Vancouver Book Award nomination in the Vancouver Province's blog, September 17, 2014
Mention in the Royal City Record, September 12, 2014
Mention of City of Vancouver Book Award nomination in the Globe & Mail, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver Sun, and the Westender, September 11, 2014

Advertising

WORD Vancouver Program, 2014
Herizons, Fall 2014
Event, Fall 2014
Thin Air Festival Program, 2014
Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Catalogue, 2014
Geist, Summer 2014
Subterrain, Summer 2014
Prairie Fire, Summer 2014

Randy Nelson

Poachers, Polluters and Politics
978-1-55017-639-1, $24.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

TV/Radio
Interview on CBC Airplay (Yukon) with David White, morning of August 7, 2014
Print/Online
NEW! Review in the Sooke News Mirror, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Review in Forever Young, September 2014
Mention in BC Bookworld, Fall 2014

Notable Reviews

“If fish could sing, they'd surely croon many a good tune for retired fishery officer Randy Nelson… 
Delivered in Nelson's light-hearted and entertaining way, it offers the reader a rare glimpse into the serious business of wildlife protection, and the sometimes frustrating bureaucracy within the federal fisheries department.”
~ Kristian Secher, The Tyee

Advertising

Northword Magazine, August/September 2014

Laisha Rosnau

Pluck
978-0-88971-295-9, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Awards

Featured in the Poetry in Transit project, 2014

Events

Reading at AB Reading Series in Ottawa, October 16, 2014

Media

Print/Online
Mention in the Kelowna Daily Courier, August 27, 2014
Review in Quill & Quire, July/August 2014

Advertising

Herizons, Fall 2014
Event
, Fall 2014
Broken Pencil,
Summer 2014
This Magazine, Summer 2014
Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Catalogue, 2014
ARC
, Spring/Summer 2014
Geist, Summer 2014
Subterrain, Summer 2014
Prairie Fire, Summer 2014

Notable Reviews

“…Her language is direct and straightforward, forcefully specific, as she squeezes, muscles and manipulates the various and ever-changing constellation of gendered expectations she encounters…Rosnau has a complex, sometimes embattled relationship with sex and gender, but she also fiercely defends and deeply explores it…”
~Quill and Quire, July/August 2014

Diane Tucker

Bonsai Love
978-1-55017-643-8, $18.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Awards

Featured in the Poetry in Transit project, 2014

Events

Reading at WORD Vancouver on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 12:15pm, as part of “Poetry on the Bus” and at 4pm as part of “Poetry in Transit”
Featured reader at the Twisted Poets Literary Salon in Vancouver, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7pm to 9:30pm

Media

Print/Online
NEW! Mention on the Soul Food Vancouver blog, September 24, 2014
Reviewed in CV2 Magazine’s “Snapshots” blog review series, September 17, 2014

Mention in the Royal City Record, September 12, 2014
Mention in the Burnaby Now, September 4, 2014

Notable Reviews

“Fluid and intimate...Diane Tucker digs deep into the darkest and most beautiful aspects of humanity’s relation to art, music, and literature...In Bonsai Love, even the most eloquent moments can be violent. Tucker creates a melancholy so bittersweet it seems to resound endlessly with its empty, but ever-present, pain: “my life / a blue-lit nightmare / into which you blundered.” Tucker sweetly mocks our habits, our desire to put a pin in the stars and “learn / without maps.” The effect is both loving and jarring, both comforting and cruel. We feel alone and in communion when reading Bonsai Love; the experience is spiritual and intimate, but ultimately it tears us from the comfort of our past selves.”
~ CV2 Magazine, September 2014

“Burnaby writer Diane Tucker's fourth book of poetry, full of everyday yet newly experienced images, conveys strong and universal emotions. Tucker's spare yet always sensual poetry seems to vibrate with her sense of fulfillment, loss and longing.”
~Annie Boulanger, Burnaby Now, June 2014

Advertising

WORD Vancouver Program, 2014
Herizons, Fall 2014

Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd

Cloudwalker
978-1-55017-619-6, $19.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Storyteller (Roy Henry Vickers only)
978-1-55017-640-7, $49.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing
Raven Brings the Light (Spring 2013)
978-1-55017-593-6, $19.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing

Awards

Nominated for a 2014/2015 Chocolate Lily Award (Raven) 

Bestseller

NEW! #4 BC Bestseller, week of September 21, 2014 (Cloudwalker)

Events

Toronto Tour - November:
The eh List Author Series - Toronto City Hall - November 14, 2014
Spadina Public Library Reading - November 15, 2014
The Toronto International Book Fair - November 16, 2014

Media

Upcoming
Interview with WestEnder, date TBA (Cloudwalker & Storyteller)
Print/Online
NEW! Review in The Midwest Book Review (Library Bookwatch), September 2014 (Cloudwalker)
Artwork featured on the cover of
BC Books For Everybody, Fall 2014
Mention in BC Bookworld (Storyteller & Cloudwalker)
Review in the Deakin Review of Children's Literature, Vol. 4 No. 1, Summer 2014 (Cloudwalker)
Article in Focus magazine, July/August 2014, pp. 40-41 (Cloudwalker)

Notable Reviews

“Illustrated by the much-honoured and beloved artist Roy Henry Vickers, Cloudwalker is a visually glorious book. Vickers and oral historian Robert Budd joined forces on last year’s lauded Raven Brings the Light, and with this follow-up—part of a series retelling First Nations legends of the Pacific Northwes—the duo once again uses a human character’s supernatural experiences to explain the origin of a natural element…
“A picture book, an ecologically minded adaptation of a traditional legend, and an art book all in one, Cloudwalker can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age.”
~ Quill & Quire, May 2014

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Herizons, Fall 2014

Adrienne Weiss

There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore
978-0-88971-294-2, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

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Herizons, Fall 2014
Event, Fall 2014
Broken Pencil
, Summer 2014
This Magazine, Summer 2014
Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Catalogue, 2014
ARC
, Spring/Summer 2014
Geist, Summer 2014
Subterrain, Summer 2014
Prairie Fire, Summer 2014

Rob Winger

Old Hat
978-0-88971-296-6, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Upcoming
Interview on CBC’s The Next Chapter, September 2014
Interview on Open Book Toronto, date TBA

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Event, Fall 2014
Broken Pencil, Summer 2014
This Magazine, Summer 2014
Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Catalogue, 2014
ARC
, Spring/Summer 2014
Geist, Summer 2014
Subterrain, Summer 2014
Prairie Fire, Summer 2014


 PUBLICITY for PAST SEASONS

Elizabeth Bachinsky · The Hottest Summer in Recorded History | John Barton · For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin | David R. Conn · Raincoast Chronicles 22 | Brad Cran · Ink on Paper | Katherine Palmer Gordon · We Are Born with the Songs Inside Us | Sharon Hanna · The Book of Kale | Danny Jacobs · Songs that Remind Us of Factories |Grant Lawrence · Adventures in Solitude | Mark Leiren-Young · Free Magic Secrets Revealed | Alison Malone Eathorne & Hilary Malone & Lorna Malone, photos by Christina Symons · Sea Salt | Christian McPherson · Cube Squared | Adrian Raeside · The Best of Adrian Raeside | Shane Rhodes · X | Jay Ruzesky · In Antarctica | Renée Saklikar · children of air india 

Elizabeth Bachinsky

The Hottest Summer in Recorded History
978-0-88971-276-8, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Review in Room, vol. 37.2, September 2014
Review on the blog Poets@Work, August 18, 2014

John Barton

For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems
978-0-88971-270-6, $19.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Awards

Featured in the Poetry in Transit project, 2014

David R. Conn

Raincoast Chronicles 22: Saving Salmon, Sailors and Souls: Stories of Service on the BC Coast
978-1-55017-626-1, $24.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
NEW! Review in the Sooke News Mirror, Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brad Cran

Ink on Paper
978-0-88971-281-2, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

Reading at the Kingston International Writers Festival at the following events:
44. Writing to Change the World: The Power of Poetics on Saturday September 27 from 7pm – 9pm at the Sir John A. Macdonald Room
49. The Helping Impulse: Readings and Conversation with Eric Walters on Sunday September 28 from 10am – 11 am in the Islandview Room
52. Heroic Poetry: Moderating Readings and Conversation with George Elliott Clarke, Wayne Clifford and Jeramy Dodds on Sunday September 28 from 1pm to 2pm in the Islandview Room

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Kingston WritersFest Program, 2014

Katherine Palmer Gordon

We Are Born with the Songs Inside Us: Lives and Stories of First Nations People in British Columbia
978-1-55017-618-6, $24.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Events

Vancouver International Writers Festival, October 21-26, 2014. Panel discussion with Howard White and Robert Budd, October 24, 1:00-2:30pm

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Vancouver International Writers Festival Program, 2014

Sharon Hanna

The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood, 80+ Recipes
978-1-55017-576-9, $26.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Notable Reviews

“I may be allergic to anything that’s too trendy, but I can’t believe it took me this long to jump on the kale bandwagon… Credit Sharon Hanna’s bestseller, The Book of Kale, for my change of heart.”
~Sonia Day, Toronto Star, July 19, 2014

Danny Jacobs

Songs that Remind Us of Factories
978-0-88971-292-8, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

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Event, Fall 2014
Broken Pencil, Summer 2014
ARC
, Spring/Summer 2014

Grant Lawrence

Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound
978-1-55017-514-1, $26.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

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Coast Reporter, August 8, 2014

Mark Leiren-Young

Free Magic Secrets Revealed
978-1-55017-607-0, $26.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Events

Multiple appearances at Litfest (Edmonton), October 17-26, 2014

Alison Malone Eathorne & Hilary Malone & Lorna Malone, photos by Christina Symons

Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley
978-1-55017-555-4, $29.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Awards

Shortlisted for the 2014 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards, in the category of Regional/Cultural Cookbooks
Third place winner of the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards’ competition for the World’s Best Fish and Seafood Book.

Media

Print/Online
NEW! Article in the Toronto Star, September 26, 2014
Article on Gusto TV online, August 29, 2014
Taste Canada Food Awards interview in Nanaimo Daily News, August 28, 2014
Taste Canada Food Awards interview and recipe excerpts on Gusto TV website, August 27, 2014
Article and recipe excerpt on the Kake2Kale blog, August 7, 2014
Article on the Canadian Yachting website, August 7, 2014
Mentioned in conjunction with the Taste Canada awards shortlist in the: Toronto Star, Huffington Post Canada, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, StarPhoenix, Edmonton Journal’s Eat My Words blog, Prince George Citizen, Gusto TV

Three page spread in Canadian Yachting, August 2014 edition

Notable Reviews

“In addition to the stunning food photography and shots of Vancouver Island’s best ocean coves, Sea Salt gives thanks to the growers and producers of local products. If you’re a lover of this beautiful island we call home, you’ll surely enjoy Sea Salt.”
~ Kaitlyn Rosenburg for Eat Magazine, June 2014

Christian McPherson

Cube Squared
978-0-88971-289-8, $21.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

Reading at Cafe Pressed in Ottawa (750 Gladstone Ave) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:30pm to 10pm as part of the Some Extremely Boring Drives book launch with Marguerite Pigeon and rob mclennan

Adrian Raeside

The Best of Adrian Raeside: A Treasury of BC Cartoons
978-1-55017-631-5, $12.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
NEW! Review in the Sooke News Mirror, Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Shane Rhodes

X: Poems & Anti-Poems
978-0-88971-288-1, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Notable Reviews

“Rhodes dismisses the entire academic class of Canuck bards who look to Europe or Asia for their tutelage rather than face our “native” heritage of oppression…. I admire the radical sport of Rhodes’ lyrics and I admit my total support of his politics…Rhodes takes us down twisty, dangerous roads — of conscience and consciousness, forcing us to recognize the sins of our Confederation.”
~George Elliot Clarke in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, May 16, 2014

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Event, Fall 2014
Broken Pencil, Summer 2014
ARC
, Spring/Summer 2014

Jay Ruzesky

In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage
978-0-88971-282-9, $24.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

Reading at the Cascadia Poetry Festival in Nanaimo, BC, which runs April 30 to May 3, 2015. Final dates/times TBA.

Notable Reviews

In Antarctica is a beautiful melding of the personal and the public, the past and the present, research and emotion. Ruzesky presents the facts of Amundsen’s life and work, yet also captures Amundsen’s dreams and despairs. Just as Amundsen was foiled in his goal of being the first man to reach the North Pole and had to change plans, so Ruzesky also failed follow exactly in Amundsen’s footsteps and reach the Pole. Both men adapted, doing what they were able to do, and creating compelling stories in the process.”
~Bonnie Way, for the Coastal Spectator, July 2014

Renée Sarojini Saklikar

children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections
978-0-88971-287-4, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Awards

Featured in the Poetry in Transit project
Won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry

Events

Reading at WORD Vancouver September 28, 2014, details TBA

Media

Print/Online
Photo and mention in the Royal City Record on Friday, September 12, 2014
Mention in BC Bookworld, Fall 2014

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WORD Vancouver Program, 2014
Herizons, Fall 2014
Event
, Fall 2014
Broken Pencil, Summer 2014
Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Catalogue, 2014
ARC
, Spring/Summer 2014


LAST UPDATED: September 26, 2014