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Joseph Dandurand wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence
Joseph Dandurand wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence

Nightwood Editions would like to congratulate Joseph Dandurand, winner of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, which recognizes a writer who has contributed significantly to the deve...

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jaye simpson a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize
jaye simpson a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize

The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the finalists for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers on May 26, 2021. Vancouver poet jaye simpson—whose powerful debut collection of poetry, it was n...

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The book covers for Fresh Pack of Smokes and Fake it So Real are shown on a navy blue background. Fresh Pack of Smokes has a grey sky with a city scene and Fake It So Real has a sketch of a  person walking away on a tan background.
ReLit Awards: Nightwood earns 2 wins and 7 nominations

Last month, the ReLit Awards returned to celebrate 2021 titles and retroactively announce nominees and winners for the previous three years. Nightwood Editions is proud to announce that Cassandra Blanchard’s...

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jaye simpson shortlisted for 2021 Indigenous Voices Awards
jaye simpson shortlisted for 2021 Indigenous Voices Awards

On Saturday, May 1, the shortlist for the 2021 Indigenous Voices Awards was unveiled as part of the virtual Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal. jaye simpson's powerful debut collection of poetry, ...

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Cassandra Blanchard Wins ReLit Award
Cassandra Blanchard Wins ReLit Award

Cassandra Blanchard’s first book of poetry, Fresh Pack of Smokes (Nightwood Editions, $18.95), published in 2019, has won the 2020 ReLit Award for Poetry. Dissecting herself and the transient life she once k...

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Susan Sanford Blades Wins ReLit Award
Susan Sanford Blades Wins ReLit Award

Susan Sanford Blades’ novel, Fake It So Real (Nightwood Editions, $21.95), has won a 2021 ReLit Award in the Novel category, a prestigious national award highlighting indie publishers that was conceived as a...

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Four Nightwood Books Shortlisted for the 2019 ReLit Awards
Four Nightwood Books Shortlisted for the 2019 ReLit Awards

Forty books have been shortlisted for the 2019 ReLit Awards, and four excellent Nightwood books are among them. Difficult People by Catriona Wright is shortlisted in the short fiction category. What Your Han...

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2021 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist
2021 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

The East Side of It All by Joseph Dandurand and Pluviophile by Yusuf Saadi have been shortlisted for the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize!

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BC and Yukon Book Prizes’ 2021 Finalists
BC and Yukon Book Prizes’ 2021 Finalists

The finalists of this year’s BC and Yukon Book Prizes have been announced, and we’re very happy to see two books from Nightwood Editions on the list. Fake It So Real by Susan Sanford Blades is a finalist for...

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League of Canadian Poets' 2021 Book Awards Longlists
League of Canadian Poets' 2021 Book Awards Longlists

We are thrilled to see three Nightwood poets have been longlisted for the League of Canadian Poets’ annual book awards: Pluviophile by Yusuf Saadi is longlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; Body...

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In the Yukon News: The Pit by Tara Borin
In the Yukon News: The Pit by Tara Borin

Tara Borin’s debut poetry collection, The Pit, has been featured in the Yukon News! Borin’s collection finds its setting in the Yukon’s oldest and longest-running bar, where they have worked on and off since...

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Review: The Whole Singing Ocean by Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore’s poetry book The Whole Singing Ocean has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly! They write, “Readers will find this a fascinating and occasionally uneasy collection that captures the friction in ...

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