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March 2018

Tuesday March 20, 2018
VERSEfest Ottawa, with Steve McCaffery and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Tuesday March 20, 2018
In Conversation: Oana Avasilichioaei and Richard Harrison, Calgary

Sunday March 25, 2018
Book Launch: Chelene Knight, featuring Simone Chnarakis and Jónína Kirton (Vancouver)

Tuesday March 27, 2018
Play: "Empire of the Son" in Saskatoon

Friday March 30, 2018
Poetry reading: Chimedum Ohaegbu, Jónína Kirton, and Danny Ramadan in Vancouver, BC

April 2018

Thursday April 5, 2018
Poetry readings: Jordan Abel on Vancouver Island

Friday April 6, 2018
Play: “Balconville” at the Hudson Players Club (Hudson, QC)

Tuesday April 10, 2018
Poetry reading: Garry Thomas Morse at the Art Bar Reading Series in Toronto

Thursday April 12, 2018
Sachiko Murakami at grit LIT in Hamilton, ON

Thursday April 12, 2018
Play: “Nine Dragons” in Richmond, BC

Thursday April 19, 2018
Launch Party: Gap Riot Press and 'Checking In' by Adeena Karasick

Tuesday April 24, 2018
Play: “Gracie” in Ottawa, ON

Sunday April 29, 2018
Play: "Gracie" in London, UK

May 2018

Wednesday May 9, 2018
Poetry reading: Jordan Abel, Amaranth Borsuk, and Sarah Dowling

June 2018

Friday June 15, 2018
Play: “Hosanna” at the Centaur Theatre, Montreal

September 2018

Wednesday September 19, 2018
Play: "Mom's the Word" in Saskatoon
Posted: Wednesday January 22, 2014
Browse Our Spring 2014 Catalogue!

[image: Spring 2014 catalogue]

We are thrilled to present our exciting Spring 2014 list!

New fiction from M.A.C. Farrant, Larry Tremblay (translated by Sheila Fischman), and Hélène Vachon (translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott) will delight, unravel, and amuse. Be dazzled by miniatures that explode mundane situations and people, and piece them back together again, a little brighter and a little looser, in The World Afloat. Follow disturbed and disturbing Edgar as he attempts to “save” himself and another in The Obese Christ. And, in A Matter of Gravity, meet a pianist and an undertaker who build a delicate friendship at the end of a life.

Plays by Drew Hayden Taylor, Joan MacLeod, and David Fennario, and a hard-hitting non-fiction book by Alain Deneault, address (respectively): the aftermath of the residential schools system on the lives of two individuals; the too-often volatile relationship between law enforcers and the mentally ill; the history of Canada’s World War I munitions factories and the women who worked there; and Canada’s current, distressing inclination toward becoming one of the most attractive tax havens to foreign interests.

The poetry list – about which Twitter has already been atwitter – brings together the remarkable work of four women: Cecily Nicholson, Natalie Simpson, Catriona Strang, and Nikki Reimer – all of whom publish their second books of poetry this spring with Talon. (Right on time for Poetry Month!)

Read more about each of these books in our online catalogue, or order a printed copy.

Recent news Articles
Thursday March 8, 2018 in Meta-Talon

Book Recs for International Women’s Day 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.

Studies in Description cover Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon

“Argument is to me the air I breathe”

By Carl Peters

On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)

The World Afloat cover Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon

Our Spiritual Lives

Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!

Our Spiritual Lives

We’ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christ’s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the tree’s branches.

Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon

A new cover for Drew Hayden Taylor’s play, In a World Created by a Drunken God

A finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover …

Current Catalogue

[image: Talonbooks 2018 Spring catalogue]


[Checking In cover]
Checking In

Adeena Karasick

[Duets cover]

Edward Byrne

[Finding Mr. Wong cover]
Finding Mr. Wong

Susan Crean

[Gracie cover]

Joan MacLeod
Introduction by Marita Dachsel

[King Arthur's Night and Peter Panties cover]
King Arthur’s Night and Peter Panties

Niall McNeil & Marcus Youssef
Introduction by Al Etmanski

[Kuei, My Friend cover]
Kuei, My Friend

Deni Ellis Béchard & Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Translated by Deni Ellis Béchard & Howard Scott

[Nine Dragons cover]
Nine Dragons

Jovanni Sy

[Safety Sand cover]
Safety Sand

Garry Thomas Morse

[Talker's Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever cover]
Talker’s Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever

Marie Clements & Nelson Gray

[The Cure for Death by Lightning cover]
The Cure for Death by Lightning

Daryl Cloran

[The Eyelash and the Monochrome and Other Poems cover]
The Eyelash and the Monochrome

Tiziana La Melia

[The Green Chamber cover]
The Green Chamber

Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

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