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What’s in store from Talon this coming autumn? Find out in the online version of our Fall 2015 catalogue! (You can also order a print copy of our catalogue by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
This fall, expect new selected and collected works by George Bowering and Fred Wah; new non-fiction from Carl Peters and Daniel Canty (as translated by Oana Avasilichioaei); new fiction from Jack Winter; new poetry from Judith Fitzgerald, Garry Thomas Morse, Rahat Kurd, and Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli; and new plays from Drew Hayden Taylor, Michel Marc Bouchard (as translated by Linda Gaboriau), Marcus Youssef, George F. Walker, and Chantal Bilodeau.
Oh, the places you’ll go! Visit Bowering’s Okanagan. Revisit Stein’s Tender Buttons with Peters. Follow the wind with Canty. Travel to ancient China with Winter. Go back to the land and into the deep of culture with Fitzgerald and Kurd. Be mesmerized by the textual stylings of Morse. Dress up for a hot date with Del Bucchia and Zomparelli. Get trapped with a blues band behind barricades with Taylor. Fall in love with Youssef’s modern-day, inter-cultural, inter-religious Romeo and Juliet. Audit the school of hard knocks with Walker. Celebrate the history of the stage with Bouchard. And save the Arctic with Bilodeau!
Clearly you’ll have to block off some reading time in the autumnal season. In the meantime, we wish everyone a wonderful summer!
From 1988 until the end of 2016, Salt-Water Moon was in print with its original yellow cover, which featured now-outdated type design and a production still from one of the original productions of this sweet play. Now, as the play experiences something of a revival, and as the book goes into its eighth printing, we are pleased to show off the newly redesigned cover of Salt-Water Moon.Tuesday September 26, 2017 in Meta-Talon
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.