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Edward Riche

Bay of Exploits with Ed Riche: Memo to Bennett

I have a regular column, “Bay of Exploits” (where I was born and a description of the writing) in the St. John’s Arts and Entertainment monthly, The Overcast.  June’s offering was in response to a severe Provincial Budget which, among other things, did the unthinkable in taxing books and closing over half the public libraries … Read More


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The Break

Free eBook Preview: The Break by Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction, and children’s literature, and is a winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry for her first book, North End Love Songs. Today, we’ve got something special available for you to download: a preview of her new novel, The Break. About The Break by Katherena Vermette When Stella, a … Read More


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Young Adults Cancer Canada

Any Cancer. Any Stage. YACC’s Got Your Back.

Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) connects young adults facing cancer (and their supporters) with peers who “get it.” YACC is the connection to peers, the bridge out of isolation and a source of inspiration. YACC’s mission is simple; cancer is different for young adults. Any cancer, any stage, YACC’S got your back. “The isolation was … Read More


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The Truth About Stories by Thomas King

An excerpt from The Truth About Stories by Thomas King

Throughout National Aboriginal History Month we’ll be highlighting works about Aboriginal history, including book excerpts, illustrator interviews, and author guests posts. The following is an excerpt from The Truth About Stories by Thomas King. The truth about stories is that that’s all we are. The Metis singer Andrea Menard reminds us of this in the first verse … Read More


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Belonging by Adrienne Clarkson

Adrienne Clarkson on Aboriginal Circles

Throughout National Aboriginal History Month we’ll be highlighting works about Aboriginal history, including book excerpts, illustrator interviews, and author guests posts. The following is an excerpt from Belonging by Adrienne Clarkson. Aboriginal circles in Canada emphasize that inclusiveness is a form of expansion. In 1977, testifying before the Royal Commission on the Northern Environment, Grand Chief John … Read More


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How Writing a Book About the Psychology of Money Has Changed the Way I See Money – Guest Post by Claudia Hammond

  I wasn’t someone who chose a career based on the probability of earning lots of money. If I had wanted to make money, then going into broadcasting, writing and lecturing wasn’t the way to go. Much as I enjoy spending it when I can afford to, the topic of money isn’t something that particularly … Read More


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Double Dutch at Paul Phillips Hall – Guest Post by Laura Trunkey

Double Dutch was launched at the Paul Phillips Hall in Victoria this April. For the launch, and two weeks afterwards, work by artist Mike Andrew McLean filled the foyer of the hall – The Little Fernwood Gallery. These pieces were made in response to the stories of Double Dutch. Below is some documentation of the … Read More


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Guest Post by Nadia Bozak

The Pleasure of Poetry – Guest post by Nadia Bozak

The first time I met a real writer – a poet – I wanted to be just like him. Not because I liked poetry, Alligator Pie excluded, of course, but because he got to eat Hostess potato chips—a large bag, all to himself, salt-and-vinegar flavor. I grew up in London , Ontario in the 1970s … Read More


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Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days

Teva Harrison on Her Hopes for In-Between Days

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, on what she hopes readers will take away from her memoir. Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She … Read More


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Anansi Publishes Very Good Snaps

House of Anansi is proud to share that we are now on Snapchat! We promise we make really great friends. Add us now!


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Build Your Own Newfoundland Library

Newfoundland just introduced new taxes on books and closed half of its libraries. It’s a pretty terrible idea. At a time like this, we want to celebrate everything to do with Newfoundland, so we’re giving away three Newfoundland-based books that you can use to build your own library. Enter for a chance to win: Caught by … Read More


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Q&A with Rebecca Thornton

A Q&A with Rebecca Thornton, author of The Exclusives

Prep meets The Secret History meets Mean Girls in The Exclusives — a gripping and emotional thriller from an exciting new voice. Coming from Spiderline on May 14, The Exclusives will keep you desperately turning the page until the very end. It is Rebecca Thornton’s debut novel and we were lucky enough to ask this … Read More