Penguin Canada is proud to announce a new work from the award-winning and internationally bestselling writer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Khaled Hosseini . The new work, entitled Sea Prayer , is a short, illustrated book which Hosseini wrote in response to the current refugee crisis and the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the beach in Turkey in September 2015. Written in the form of a letter, Sea Prayer is a father’s reflection as he watches over his sleeping son, on the dangerous journey across the sea that lies before them. It is
We are excited to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to THREE of the five books in contention for this year’s CANADA READS ! This year’s theme for Canada Reads is One Book To Open Your Eyes , featuring books that challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. This is a fantastic promotional opportunity for our books, as they will be featured on CBC platforms throughout the next two months, and will then be championed and discussed in a week-long series on-air radio debates which run March 26-29th. Our authors are: SHARON
We are pleased to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to TWO of the five authors on the shortlist for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize, celebrating literary non-fiction. Our shortlisted authors are: JAMES MASKALYK for Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine , published by Doubleday Canada and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner The jury wrote: Starting with A is for Airway, physician and humanitarian James Maskalyk leads us through the many ways in which our bodies sustain and fail us, and how we become better able to tend – and attend – to each other.
We are pleased to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to FIVE of the fifteen books on the longlist for this year’s Canada Reads. Our longlisted authors are: SHARON BALA for THE BOAT PEOPLE , published by and just newly on sale from McClelland & Stewart and edited by Anita Chong; also available as an audiobook narrated by Athena Karkanis DAVID CHARIANDY for BROTHER , published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner; also available as an audiobook read by Joseph Pierre CRAIG DAVIDSON for PRECIOUS CARGO , published by Knopf Canada and edited by
DOUBLEDAY CANADA / BOND STREET BOOKS ANNOUNCES NEW NOVEL FROM INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AND AWARD - WINNING AUTHOR KATE ATKINSON
Last night, the Writers’ Trust Awards was a wonderful evening as Penguin Random House Canada authors won four of the major awards. JAMES MASKALYK was announced the winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfction, a prize worth $60,000, for LIFE ON THE GROUND FLOOR : Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine , published by Doubleday Canada. DAVID CHARIANDY was named the winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, which now awards $50,000 to the winner, for his novel BROTHER , published by McClelland & Stewart. Martha Kanya-Forstner, Editor-in-Chief of McClelland
October 6, 2017. Toronto, Canada —McClelland and Stewart is honoured to announce the publication of Leonard Cohen’s final book, THE FLAME , which was completed in the months before his death in November 2016. The deal was arranged with Andrew Wylie at The Wylie Agency. The book will be published in Canada on October 16, 2018. In the United States, the book will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux; in the United Kingdom, it will be published by Canongate Books. Robert Kory, Leonard Cohen’s manager and Trustee of the Cohen Estate, said, “During the final months of his life, Leonard had a
(Toronto, Canada. October 5, 2017) Penguin Random House Canada is thrilled to announce that Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. Upon receiving the news of the award, the acclaimed English writer said, “This is amazing and totally unexpected news. It comes at a time when the world is uncertain about its values, its leadership and its safety. I just hope that my receiving this huge honour will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for goodwill and peace at this time.” Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of 5. He is the
We are pleased to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to TWO of the five authors on the shortlist for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Our nominees are: Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square , published by Doubleday Canada and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner Eden Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster , published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada and edited by Anne Collins Congratulations also to our longlisted authors: David Chariandy for his novel Brother , published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner Zoey Leigh Peterson for her novel
We are pleased to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to THREE of the five authors on the shortlist for the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Our nominees are: - Claire Cameron for THE LAST NEANDERTHAL , published by Doubleday Canada and edited by Kiara Kent - David Chariandy for BROTHER , published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner - Omar El Akkad for AMERICAN WAR , published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Jared Bland The finalists were selected by a jury composed of writers Michael Christie, Christy Ann Conlin, and Tracey