Feature Friday: Readopolis by Bertrand Laverdure, Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

For this edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from the novel Readopolis by award-winning author Bertrand Laverdure, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei. BookThug is pleased to be Bertrand’s English language publisher. Readopolis (Lectodôme in the original French) is his second novel in translation with BookThug, after 2014’s Universal Bureau of Copyrights,

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Feature Friday: Rag Cosmology by Erin Robinsong

Looking for some weekend reading? BookThug is excited to introduce Feature Friday—each Friday, we’ll feature one book from our current season and include a special excerpt for your reading pleasure. If you’re intrigued by what you read, you can order a copy here. We promise you won’t regret it! Meet Rag Cosmology, the debut poetry collection from poet and interdisciplinary

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‘Being alive is hella complex and I want art that reflects that!’: In Conversation with Mat Laporte

RATS NEST, the long-awaited debut book by Mat Laporte is a mysterious and sometimes hallucinogenic sci-fi short story collection that builds a narrative out of the complexity and dialectical uncertainty that many people feel about being alive in the 21st century. RATS NEST introduces readers to a protoplasmic, fantastical underworld, as navigated by a self-reproducing

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Pearl Pirie’s the pet radish, shrunken is a finalist for the 2016 Archibald Lampman Award!

Congratulations to Pearl Pirie! Arc Poetry Magazine have announced the 2015 Archibald Lampman Award finalists and we’re thrilled that Pearl is shortlisted for her 3rd full collection, the pet radish, shrunken! Hurray, Pearl! Go radish, go! the pet radish, shrunken deals in the poetics of sound, language, and play. In true Pirie style, this fresh,

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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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