HARBOUR PUBLISHING PROMOTION NEWS

Covering  upcoming events and publicity from January 1, 2014 to February 26, 2014
Items not previously announced are marked in RED
Times listed are local to broadcasting city.

AWARDS |   BESTSELLERS    |   SPRING 2014   |    FALL 2013    |    PAST SEASONS




AWARDS



Congratulations to Nightwood Editions author Gillian Wigmore, whose book, Dirt of Ages, has been shortlisted for the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature


BESTSELLERS



BC BESTSELLERS for week of February 23, 2014

Source: Association of Book Publishers of BC

Adult Titles

Children's Titles


SPRING 2014

Nicholas Bradley ·  We Go Far Back in Time  |  Michele Genest ·  The Boreal Feast  |  Doretta Lau ·  How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?  |  Adrian Raeside  · The Best of Adrian Raesdie Laisha Rosnau ·  Pluck  |  Diane Tucker ·  Bonsai Love  |  Adrienne Weiss ·  There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore  |  Rob Winger ·  Old Hat

Nicholas Bradley, editor

We Go Far Back in Time: The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947–1984
978-1-55017-610-0, $39.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing

Media

Upcoming
Review in Quill & Quire (March 2014)


Michele Genest

The Boreal Feast: A Culinary Journey to the North
978-1-55017-627-8, $28.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing (Lost Moose)

Events

Book launch in Whitehorse at the Old Fire Hall on Thursday, June 19. Time TBA

Media

Upcoming
NEW! Recipe excerpt in the Western Living e-newsletter, June 17, 2014
Article and recipe excerpt in Northword Magazine, June/July issue 
Print/Online
Mention in Quill & Quire’s Spring Preview 2014, January 18, 2014


Doretta Lau

How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?
978-0-88971-293-5, $19.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

Reading at Incite Reading Series on Wednesday, April 2 in the Alice MacKay Room at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street at 7:30pm

Media

Upcoming
Review due in National Post, Spring date TBC


Adrian Raeside

The Best of Adrian Raeside: A Treasury of BC Cartoons
978-1-55017-631-5, $12.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
Article in the Delta Optimist on February 7, 2014

Laisha Rosnau

Pluck
978-0-88971-295-9, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

NEW! Reading in Prince George with Gillian Wigmore, details TBA
Reading at Russell Books in Victoria on April 3 with Gillian Wigmore, Jennica Harper, and one other poet (TBA)
Reading on Hornby Island. Details TBA
Reading at Planet Earth Poetry Series (Victoria) on March 28, 2014
Reading at Vertigo Voices (Vernon) on March 21, 2014


Diane Tucker

Bonsai Love
978-1-55017-643-8, $18.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Events

Book launch at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver on Sunday, April 27 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Music by Rodney DeCroo
Reading at Pages on Kensington in Calgary on Thursday, May 1 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Featured poet at the Poetic Justice reading series in New Westminster, BC on Sunday, June 1 from 3pm to 5pm
Featured reader at Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria, Friday, June 27 at 7pm.
Featured reader at Spoken INK reading series in Burnaby, BC on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30pm. Readings start at 8pm


Adrienne Weiss

There are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore
978-0-88971-294-2, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

NEW! Book launch/cabaret show on Sunday, May 25 at the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St., Toronto)
Reading:  Art Bar feature in Toronto on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Details TBD

Media

Upcoming
Review due in Quill & Quire's Poetry issue, April 2014

Rob Winger

Old Hat
978-0-88971-296-6 , $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

Reading at the Ottawa Writers Festival on Saturday, April 26th at 8:30pm with Adam Sol and Sina Queyras

Media

Upcoming
Review due in Quill & Quire's Poetry issue, April 2014

FALL 2013

Andrew Binks ·  Strip  |  David R. Conn ·  Raincoast Chronicles #22  |  Katherine Palmer Gordon ·  We Are Born With the Songs Inside Us  |  Danny Jacobs ·  Songs that Remind Us of Factories  |  Mike McCardell ·  Haunting Vancouver  |  Christian McPherson ·  Cube Squared  |  Shane Rhodes ·  X  | Renée Saklikar ·  children of air india  |  Gwen Sjogren ·  O Canada Crosswords Book 14 Frank White ·  Milk Spills and One-Log Loads Ed Willes ·  End Zones and Border Wars


Andrew Binks

Strip
978-0-88971-290-4, $21.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

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Geist, Winter 2013-4
BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4



David R. Conn

Raincoast Chronicles 22: Saving Salmon, Sailors and Souls: Stories of Service on the BC Coast
978-1-55017-626-1, $24.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
NEW! Review in Spacing Vancouver, January 28, 2014
Review in SeaWaves Magazine, January 2014

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4



Katherine Palmer Gordon

We Are Born with the Songs Inside Us: Lives and Stories of First Nations People in British Columbia
978-1-55017-618-6, $24.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Upcoming
Interview on CBC’s The Next Chapter, February 24th, 2014 and March 1, 2014

Notable Review

“This book is one way to build relationships, for native and non-native people, reminding us to listen with respect and to honour the voices and lives of the people offering hope and making profound contributions in British Columbia and beyond.”
Mary Anne Moore, Vancouver Sun

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Geist, Winter 2013-4 
BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4



Danny Jacobs

Songs that Remind Us of Factories
978-0-88971-292-8, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Review in the Malahat Review, Spring 2014

Notable Review

“To call this debut promising be to do it a disservice: it delivers inventive, confident and delectable poetry time and again”
—Andrew Patterson, The Coast

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Geist, Winter 2013-4
BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4



Mike McCardell

Haunting Vancouver: A Nearly True History
978-1-55017-606-3, $32.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
Feature article and excerpt posted on BC Booklook, January 7, 2014  
Feature in Where Vancouver Magazine, January/February 2014

Advertising

BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4

Christian McPherson

Cube Squared
978-0-88971-289-8, $21.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Events

Reading at the Prince Edward County Authors Festival at Books & Company in Picton, Ontario on Friday, April 11 at 7pm. Also reading at the event is Trevor Strong.
Reading at LitLive Hamilton, June 1, 2014, time TBA

Notable Reviews

“If you read The Cube People and Cube Squared, two uproariously funny novels,... you may never see the National Capital Region in the same way again.”
Apartment 613
“There are lots of working average Joes, but McPherson has managed to create one whose story is both heartwarming and funny. Cube Squared is a great read.”
The Varsity

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Geist, Fall 2013
BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4

Shane Rhodes

X: Poems and Anti-Poems
978-0-88971-288-1, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Mention in the Ottawa Citizen’s “Big Beat” column (print edition only), Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Mention and video on the Ottawa Citizen’s Art blog, January 16, 2014
TV/Radio
Interview on CHUO-FM89 on Wednesday, January 15 at 5:40pm
Interview on CKCU’s Friday Special Blend, January 10 at 7:30pm

Advertising

Geist, Winter 2013-4
BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4

Renée Saklikar

children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections
978-0-88971-287-4, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Excerpt in Geist, Winter 2013-4
Article in BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4

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Geist, Winter 2013-4
BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4

Gwen Sjogren

O Canada Crosswords Book 14: 100 All New Crosswords
978-0-88971-291-1, $12.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Mention in Prairie Books Now, Winter 2013-4
Recommendation in Where Vancouver Magazine, Winter 2013

Frank White

Milk Spills and One-Log Loads: Memories of a Pioneer Truck Driver
978-1-55017-622-3, $32.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing

Media

TV/Radio
Interview with Howard White on CFAX 1070, January 3, 2013 at 2:30pm
Interview with CBC’s The Early Edition, January 14, 2013
Print/Online
Article in the Abbotsford News, February 2, 2014

Advertising

Geist, Winter 2013-4
BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4

Ed Willes

End Zones and Border Wars: The Era of American Expansion in the CFL
978-1-55017-614-8, $19.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
Interview with the North Shore News, January 10, 2014

Notable Reviews

“Vancouver media man Ed Willes has a cool new book out if you love the CFL. Called End Zones/Border Wars, Willes writes about the era of U.S. expansion in the CFL. It was, ultimately, a disaster, but also one of the more fascinating chapters in CFL history.”
Damian Cox, Toronto Star

“The book was closed long ago on the CFL's American experiment. An entertaining new book by Ed Willes brings it back to life.”
Rob Vanstone, Regina Leader-Post

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BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4


 PUBLICITY from PAST SEASONS

Robert Budd and Roy Henry Vickers ·  Raven Brings the Light  |  Sharon Hanna ·  The Book of Kale  |   Mark Leiren-Young · Free Magic Secrets Revealed  |  Senga Linsay ·  Edible Landscaping  |  Alison Malone Eathorne, Hilary & Lorna Malone  ·  Sea Salt  |  Jay MillAr ·  Timely Irreverence Jay Ruzesky  ·  In Antarctica  | Bradley Somer ·  Imperfections | Russell Thornton · Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain

Robert Budd and Roy Henry Vickers

Raven Brings the Light
978-1-55017-593-6 , $19.95, Hardcover, Harbour Publishing

Events

Storytelling and signing at Russell Books in Victoria on March 27 at 7pm

Sharon Hanna

The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood
978-1-55017-576-9, $26.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
Article on Just Green (blog), January 4, 2014

Mark Leiren-Young

Free Magic Secrets Revealed
978-1-55017-607-0, $26.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
Review in SubTerrain, Fall/Winter 2013-4
Included in January Magazine’s “Best Books of 2013: Non-Fiction”, January 3, 2014
Article in BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4

Notable Reviews

“...a witty, charming look at a bygone era and a humorous account of the world of make-believe.”
Paul McCulloch, Winnipeg Free Press

 “...a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience reminiscent of [most reader’s] coming-of-age years, thanks to Leiren-Young’s masterful comedic manipulation of his own time when he aspired to produce ‘the greatest rock and roll magic show of all time,’ albeit a bit weak on the magic”
Wayne Cunningham, Subterrain, Fall/Winter 2013-4



Senga Lindsay

Edible Landscaping: Urban Food Gardens that Look Great
978-1-55017-580-6, $19.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
Article in the Welland Tribune, January 15, 2014
Article in the St. Catharine's Standard, January 15, 2014

Notable Review

“This book teaches us a garden doesn’t have to be decorative or functional ­ it can be both. Discover how to make an edible Eden in some unlikely spaces with this fresh garden design book...
“Whether you want to start with a simple edible wall, or experiment with beehives in a permaculture jungle, Edible Landscaping encourages us to think about growing and harvesting food with style.”
Theresa Forte, St. Catharine's Standard


Alison Eathorne Malone, Hilary Malone & Lorna Malone

Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley
978-1-55017-555-4, $29.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Awards

Winner of the Gourmand Award for Best Fish & Seafood Book in Canada

Media

TV/Radio
Interview on the Global BC TV Noon News, Sunday, January 19 at 11:45am
Print/Online
Mention in the National Post, January 22, 2014
Article on BC Booklook, January 13, 2014

Notable Review

“Sea Salt passes the test and will be accompanying us on our cruising from now on.”
Cherie Thiessen, Boat Journal

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BC Bookworld, Winter 2013-4



Jay MillAr

Timely Irreverence
978-0-88971-277-5, $18.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Review in ARC Poetry, January 9, 2014



Jay Ruzesky

In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage
978-0-88971-282-9, $24.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Review in Event, Issue 42.3, Spring 2013
Included in January Magazine’s “Best Books of 2013: Non-Fiction”, January 3, 2014

Notable Review

“... the magic of In Antarctica : An Amundsen Pilgrimage, is Ruzesky’s ability to create a family that connects one of history’s most daring and complicated explorers to Ruzesky himself, and, in turn, to his readers”
Andrew MacDonald, Event, 42.3

“...a bold and satisfying composite of creative non-fiction, memoir and travel writing.”
Ariel Gordon, Winnipeg Free Press



Bradley Somer

Imperfections
978-0-88971-271-3, $21.95, Paperback, Nightwood Editions

Media

Print/Online
Review in Event Magazine, Winter 2013-4

Russell Thornton

Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain
978-1-55017-601-8, $16.95, Paperback, Harbour Publishing

Media

Print/Online
Review in Event, Issue 42.3, Spring 2013
Review in SubTerrain, Fall/Winter 2013-4
Review in the Malahat Review, Winter 2013
Review in Numero Cinq Magazine, January 10, 2014

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Geist, Winter 2013-4



LAST UPDATED: February 26, 2014