under your always light by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

under your always light by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson after they stole you & you fought your way out, no one was going to fuck with you ever again. get your own gun. set your own net. shoot your own moose. get two husbands & a wife & make them all feel insane with good love. … Read More

Blood Moon by Lynn Crosbie

Blood Moon by Lynn Crosbie Strawberry month, long after the blood moon, the bleeding orbits in my father’s head, Spread over us: I was counting fear, dropping the decimal, and starting again as he slipped and took the stairs like a rocket. What time is it? he said. What time is it? he asked until … Read More

And the winner of the Anansi Golden Anniversary Short Story Contest is….

After fifty years of publishing very good books, we know better than anyone that Canada is filled with incredible writing talent. Even so, we were absolutely blown away by the quality of the stories we received from the 75 writers who entered our Golden Anniversary Short Story Contest. After careful deliberation (not to mention a few … Read More

Candy Palmater defends The Break by Katherena Vermette

The Break shortlisted for CBC Canada Reads

  For the second year in a row we’re thrilled to have a title on the CBC Canada Reads shortlist! This year we know Candy Palmater is going to throw down the gauntlet and take home the Canada Reads crown for Katherna Vermette and The Break. The Canada Reads debates take place from March 27 to 30, … Read More

New Releases from Anansi for January 2017

It’s the first month of the new year and we’ve got FIVE new titles for you to explore! Take a peek at all five below, and click on a cover to learn more about each one:   Let the Elephants Run (New In Paperback) Available Now Creativity is in everyone’s DNA, not a select few. … Read More

Jane Ozkowski On Winning the Broken Social Scene Story Contest

When I was in grade five I won a cake in a raffle. The school secretary announced my name during the morning announcements, and at the end of the day one of the older kids brought the cake into my class. All the other kids in my grade gathered around me to take a look … Read More

House of Anansi Books on North Korea

Enter to win the first piece of fiction to come out of North Korea

In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung’s totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking window into this most secretive … Read More

Celebrating of Diana Athill’s 99th Birthday

Seven years ago Diana Athill made her one and only visit to Canada to participate in a PEN Canada talk with Alice Munro. It was one of the highlights of my publishing life, listening to those two women chat about reading, and writing and the joys of literature. William Richardson graciously hosted the evening and … Read More

Lena Dunham Recommends Diana Athill’s A Florence Diary

Lena Dunham, creator/star of hit HBO television series Girls and co-founder of weekly feminist newsletter Lenny Letter, recently recommended Diana Athill’s A Florence Diary, calling Athill “the ideal writer to show us what survival looks like.” Dunham’s full recommendation reads: “Diana Athill’s A Florence Diary is a deceptively sweet and slim book. What could be a casual tour … Read More

House of Anansi Publishes Very Good Gifts

Holiday season is upon us, and the Anansi Elves have been hard at work! Visit our homepage to find great deals (and gift packages!) throughout the holiday season!

Graphic Novels Sweepstakes!

Brighten Up Your Bookshelf with Three Colourful Titles!

We at Anansi hope you’re surrounded by the most appealing Autumn transition — it can be a chilly time of year, but it can also be a beautiful one. Because things can never be too colourful, we thought we’d do our part to make the Fall reading season an enjoyable one by giving you the … Read More