Western Newfoundland Brewing Company

An interview with Jim MacDonald of Western Newfoundland Brewing Co.

The Western Newfoundland Brewing Co. made a special beer, Anansi’s Traverse, in celebration of our 50th Anniversary! We wanted to highlight the great things Western Newfoundland Brewing Co. is doing — check out our interview with brewmaster Jim MacDonald below: On Western Newfoundland Brewing Co. We’re a very small brewery — our production capacity is … Read More

House Of Anansi Tote Bag

Anansi Tote Bags are Here!

Lovingly handmade by Peace and Cotton in Toronto, our limited edition 50th anniversary Anansi tote bags are here! Decode the symbols in the beautiful illustration by Patrick Gray, and you’ll have our very own secret recipe for spinning fifty years of publishing into CanLit gold. This sturdy, oversized bag measures 11″ x 17″ with 4.5″ … Read More

The Bush Garden by Northrop Frye

New Releases from Anansi for August 2017

August is here! And you know what that means, right? New books! We’ve got five new additions to the A List releasing this month, plus a new work of fiction from Gillian Best. Check them all out below: Made for Happiness by Jean Vanier Available August 26 In Made for Happiness, Jean Vanier examines the … Read More

Matt Williams VP at House of Anansi

House of Anansi VP Matt Williams on the Access Copyright vs. York University case

Image of Matt from thegreatcanadianpublishingtour.com Yesterday, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision in the Access Copyright vs. York University case. The background: in 2013 Access Copyright sued York for non-payment of two years of copyright fees applicable to material copied for student use. These fees were based on a tariff certified by the … Read More

In-Between Days by Teva Harrison

Teva Harrison wins the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Non-Fiction

Teva Harrison, author of In-Between Days, has won the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in non-fiction! The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize help “supports Canadian debut authors by helping kick-start their careers,” and includes $10,000 for winning the prize. Congratulations, Teva! I am officially emerging! And not just from behind this sign. I can't thank @kobobooks … Read More

Draft Age Immigrants to Canada by Mark Satin

Godfrey and Me — A Guest Post by Mark Satin

The following post was recently written by Mark Satin in response to Sarah MacLachlan’s note after Dave Godfrey’s passing. Sarah, – I have just read your lovely encomium of Anansi co-founder Dave Godfrey. Since it includes a mention (and photo!) of my Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada, I thought you and your readers might … Read More

Candy Palmater The Break

Recommended Resources for Aboriginal History Month

We recently held our last Beers & Books of the season with Henderson Brewery, and it was one to remember: a discussion of Katherena Vermette’s The Break between Candy Palamater and Tanya Talaga, moderated by Jael Richardson. The sound of beer brewing in the background was a lively accompaniment to the ideas fermenting on stage. … Read More

The Break by Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette wins the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award!

Katherena Vermette, author of The Break, is the winner of the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award! The #AmazonFNA is a $40,000 annual award that celebrates the best debut Canadian novels written in English. “What a pleasure it is to award the 2017 Amazon First Novel Award to such an arresting and important piece of writing! … Read More

House of Anansi Henderson Brewing Company Beer

The Anansi Beer with Henderson Brewing Co. is Here!

1967. Frustrated by the tiny selection of Canadian-authored books published in Canada, two young writers, Dennis Lee and David Godfrey, sat down over a beer to sketch out an idea for a Canadian publishing company. House of Anansi Press was born. Two years later, Anansi was responsible for over one-third of all English language novels … Read More

House of Anansi and The Walrus Magazine

The Walrus Foundation, House of Anansi Press, and the Chawkers Foundation are pleased to announce the Walrus Imprint

The Walrus Foundation, House of Anansi Press, and the Chawkers Foundation are pleased to announce the Walrus Imprint TORONTO—Two Canadian literary powerhouses, the Walrus Foundation and House of Anansi Press, have joined forces to publish excellent long-form non-fiction under the new Walrus Imprint, which is made possible by the Chawkers Foundation Writers’ Project. Staff at … Read More

The Break by Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette wins Manitoba’s top literary prize

Big news! Katherena Vermette, author of THE BREAK, has won Manitoba’s top literary prize, the McNally Robinson Booksellers’s Book of the Year award, at Manitoba Writers Guild’s 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards! But it didn’t stop there for Katherena: she also won Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction as well as the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book … Read More