Kens Cover Reveal with Lainey Gossip

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kens razielElaine “Lainey” Lui of CTV’s “The Social” and founder and editor of, personally revealed the cover of Raziel Reid’s YA novel Kens on her namesake blog. Lui, who represented Reid’s first book When Everything Feels Like the Movies on CBC’s Canada Reads 2015, took the opportunity to share her appreciation of his latest work, “This is a story of identity and acceptance and, like all of Raziel’s work, it’s funny and provocative and deeply disturbing… because don’t we all wear masks? Don’t we all borrow faces?”

Kens will be available September 2018.

YALSA 2018 Best YA List: The Fashion Committee

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juby fashion committeeCongratulations to acclaimed YA author Susan Juby on making the Young Adult Library Services Association’s list of 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults with her newest title, The Fashion Committee. Since publishing in 2017 the novel has earned positive reviews from Quill & Quire and the Toronto Star, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Horn Book Magazine, and School Library Journal. The Globe and Mail said, “Like all Juby novels, this one is sparkling verbose and self-deprecating … This one is tailored to perfection for readers who love to laugh and look good doing it.”

Buzz for Ruth Marshall’s Memoir Walk It Off

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Marshall Walk it offRuth Marshall’s hilarious memoir with a very long title, Walk It Off: The True and Hilarious Story of How I Learned to Stand, Walk, Pee, Run, and Have Sex Again After a Nightmarish Diagnosis Turned My Awesome Life Upside Down, is off to a great start. Since publishing in January of this year, it has been featured on Elle Canada‘s Four Must-Reads on Our Bookshelf this Month” and Bustle‘s “16 Best Nonfiction Books Of January 2018 To Get You Ready For The Year.” Marshall also appeared on CTV’s Your Morning and Global News’ The Morning Show to talk about the incredible and often humorous experience that inspired her book.

Desmond Cole Wins Prize for Freedom of Expression

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Desmond Cole, acclaimed journalist and author of the award-winning article, “The Skin I’m In: I’ve been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I’m black,” has been awarded the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression. The award honours those “whose work has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.”

In his documentary Desmond explores what it is to be black in Canada in the 21st. The Skin We’re In aired on CBC in 2017 and can be viewed here.

Marconi Shortlisted for Physics World’s Book of the Year 2017

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Raboy MARCONI coverCongratulations to Mark Raboy whose work, Marconi: The Man Who Networked the Worldhas been shortlisted for the 2017 Physics World’s Book of the Year. A review of the book that appeared in the February issue of Physics World calls it, “a major and long overdue biography that combines archival sources and publications to create a highly readable and fascinating insight into the public and private aspects of Marconi’s life.”