Congratulations to Sharon Butala for winning the 2023 Glengarry Book Award Prize for her novel Leaving Wisdom! Launched by the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts (SFFA) in 2021, the Glengarry Book Award Prize was created to support and foster Saskatchewan’s literary culture. The Glengarry Book Award Prize is an annual award for the first edition […]
We are thrilled to announce our Spring 2024 titles! Coming soon: April 9, 2024: What Fills Your House Like Smoke by E. McGregor May 14, 2024: The Rasmussen Papers by Connie Gault June 4, 2024: The Beech Forest by Marlis Wesseler Follow each link to learn more and to pre-order!
Thistledown Press is pleased to present the Thistledown Reader’s Club! In this virtual book club, we’ll bring in acclaimed authors for exclusive, behind-the-scenes conversations on their work. Join us for the second meeting of the Thistledown Reader’s Club! Our virtual session will feature a lively conversation with Rita Bouvier on her latest poetry collection, a
We are thrilled to share that David Carpenter won the 2023 Nonfiction Award from the High Plains Book Awards for I Never Met a Rattlesnake I Didn’t Like: A Memoir! Congratulations, David! David is one of six Canadian writers to take home a High Plains Award. The award ceremony took place on October 7, 2023
STARRED REVIEW: Kate A. Boorman — The Heathens and the Dragon: A 13th-Century Adventure on Publishers Weekly
Labelled both a “heady and exhilarating historical adventure” and “a densely layered and immaculately paced escapade,” The Heathens and the Dragon: A 13th-Century Adventure by Kate A. Boorman received a starred review on Publishers Weekly! Read the full review on the Publishers Weekly website here. Grab your copy of The Heathens and the Dragon here!
To celebrate the publication anniversary of Silencing Rebecca by Nikki Vogel (August 31, 2023), we’re giving away THREE copies of the book! The giveaway will run on Goodreads from September 3 to 21, 2023. Enter below! Goodreads Book Giveaway Silencing Rebecca by Nikki Vogel Giveaway ends September 21, 2023. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Thistledown Press is pleased to present the Thistledown Reader’s Club! In this virtual book club, we’ll bring in acclaimed authors for exclusive, behind-the-scenes conversations on their work. We are so excited to announce the inaugural meeting of the Thistledown Reader’s Club! On Tuesday, September 12, join award-winning Canadian author Sharon Butala for a conversation on
We are so excited to see three Thistledown authors shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards! 2023 Non-Fiction Award – Shortlist: I Never Met a Rattlesnake I Didn’t Like by David Carpenter 2023 City of Saskatoon Award – Shortlist: I Never Met a Rattlesnake I Didn’t Like by David Carpenter 2023 Poetry Award – Shortlist: Shimmers of
We have a new review of Nikki Vogel’s Silencing Rebecca! Read the full review here. “I have no idea how to categorize this book. It is a coming of age story for sure but it also has touches of horror, fantasy, and dramatic fiction, among other genres. I love that it broke through so many
We are thrilled to see The Elephant on Karlův Bridge by Thomas Trofimuk on the Edmonton Journal‘s “Bookmarks: Top Edmonton Reads of 2022”! Read the full list here.
Our wonderful publicist Jun Lee is leaving us at the end of December. We are so grateful for his hard work, commitment, and creativity. (And those wonderful video trailers he created for our books!) We wish him well in his next adventure. We are happy to welcome Jaclyn Morken as our new Publicist. She will
We are so excited to see Thomas Trofimuk’s novel, The Elephant on Karlův Bridge, on 49th Shelf’s “Top 22 of ’22: Our Books of the Year”! Read the full list here.
Check out this lovely review of Thomas Trofimuk’s The Elephant on Karluv Bridge written by Kerry Clare on the Pickle Me This blog! “Thoughtful, artful, playful . . . Thomas Trofimuk’s latest novel, The Elephant on Karluv Bridge, is an absorbing literary puzzle and truly a delight to encounter.”—Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This
On Friday, December 16 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and author, librettist, and playwright, Phoebe Tsang for the launch of Setting Fire to Water (Thistledown Press). This debut collection of stories that illuminates the lives of those who exist inside otherness: shifting restlessly from dark to light and back again, written in
“Dear Peter, Dear Ulla will fill the reader’s heart and emotional toolbox in the best ways, in the ways literature does. I’ll not use the word ‘should.’ This is not a didactic story. It’s a real and human story, and timeless.”—Alison Acheson, The British Columbia Review Read the full review here!
“Carpenter’s a bonafide storyteller & and a ‘rabid conservationist,’ & his entertaining stories & mind-broadening research into ‘this ancient cafeteria called nature’—& who and what threaten it—is an epiphanic read.” —Shelley A. Leedahl, SaskBook Reviews You can read the full review here.
Check out this fine interview with David Carpenter in Prairie Books NOW where he talks about hunting, monsters, and his new book of nature essays I Never Met a Rattlesnake I Didn’t Like: A Memoir. “Bless them all, the apex predators, and the people who see that carnivorous creatures and their habitat are sacred.”David Carpenter
This event is free, and will take place on THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2022 in the Peña Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (UBC Library, Vancouver Campus) between 7PM-8:30PM. Refreshments will be served! Join Thistledown Press & Annick Press for a double author reading featuring Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, author of Peacekeeper’s Daughter, and Michelle Barker, author of My Long List
This event is free, and will take place on WEDNESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2022 at the Trinity Western House (9272 Glover Rd, Langley, BC — adjacent to the Fraser River and opposite the Fort Pub and Grill) between 4PM-6PM. Join Thistledown Press & Annick Press for a double author reading featuring Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, author of Peacekeeper’s
Check out the audio clip here to listen to John Bemrose speak about his novel The River Twice with Jason D’Souza, host of CBC Ontario’s Fresh Air.