Announcing the Essais Series

BookThug is pleased to announce the launch of a new non-fiction series, Essais. Drawing on the Old and Middle French definitions of essai, meaning first “trial” and then “attempt,” and from which the English word “essay” emerges, the works in the Essais series challenge traditional forms and styles of cultural enquiry. Essais is committed to publishing works concerned with justice,

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News and Events from BookThug HQ: Week of May 2, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies by Margaret Christakos! It’s available now and just in time for Mother’s Day! Heather Birrell reviews Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton for The Toronto Star. Birrell writes, “The questions that Sutton is asking are powerful; they illuminate the essential absurdity of our late capitalist milieu. What

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Spring Fiction PREVIEW: Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton

Bookthug’s Spring Fiction Preview continues with Malcolm Sutton, a Toronto-based artist, writer and Bookthug’s very own fiction editor, and his debut novel Job Shadowing. A 49th Shelf Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Fiction Selection, Job Shadowing invites readers on an original and fantastical journey through the perils of modern employment, across the self-consciousness of the echo

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Spring Poetry PREVIEW: My Dinosaur by François Turcot, Translated by Erín Moure

Photo Credit: William Benito Moure

Photo Credit: William Benito Moure In 2013, François Turcot invited readers along on an archaeological journey in search for the remnants of his father. The mode of transportation: Mon Dinosaure, Turcot’s fourth book of poetry, released that year by Quebec publisher, La Peuplade. Mon Dinosaure contains several brief, exquisite poems, dug up and dusted with

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International Women’s Day 2016: 12 Women You Need to Read Now

Today is International Women’s Day 2016. Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women everywhere. In honour of #IWD2016, we’ve created a recommended reading list of contemporary women writers at BookThug, both emerging and established, that you need to read now. These 12 fierce and brilliant women push at boundaries in

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