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Friday, 21 April 2017

Poetry Night with Alex Dimitrov, Robin Richardson & Friends



Join us on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm for a poetry reading with the wonderful Alex Dimitrov coming from New York, and Robin Richardson, coming from Toronto, to perform at D+Q alongside Montrealers Alex Manley and Lauren Turner.

Alex Dimitrov’s new collection, Together and by Ourselves, has been described as “truth-telling, raw, fierce with feeling,” which also kind of seems like a good description of all four poets we’ll have on stage.

LINEUP:

~ALEX DIMITROV~ is the author of Together and by Ourselves (Copper Canyon Press, 2017) and Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. Shout-out to his beautiful Twitter project with Dorothea Lasky, @poetastrologers.

~ROBIN RICHARDSON~ is the author of two full-length collections of poetry and the Editor-in-Chief of the Minola Review, a journal of women’s arts & letters. Her forthcoming poetry collection, Sit How You Want, will be published next year by Véhicule Press.

~ALEX MANLEY~ is the author of We Are All Just Plants and Animals (Metatron, 2016). He is left-handed and has lived in Montreal his entire life. 

~LAUREN TURNER~ is a Montreal-based poet and a recent graduate of Concordia's MA program in Creative Writing. Her work has previously appeared in Geist, Arc Magazine and many other publications.


Hosted by GUILLAUME MORISSETTE & JESSICA BEBENEK.
Thursday, 20 April 2017

Kid's Event: Matt Forsythe launches The Gold Leaf


Join cartoonist and illustrator Matt Forsythe on Sunday, April 30th at 11:30 am as he presents his stunning new book The Gold Leaf. Written by educator Kirsten Hall, The Gold Leaf presents a tale of selfishness, and forgiveness. When the animals of the forest discover a beautiful golden leaf, all want it for themselves. During the struggle, the leaf is destroyed—leaving the animals wonder: Will we ever again see such a leaf? 


**Children's activity and kid friendly refreshments available!


Graphic Novel Book Club: The Interview by Manuele Fior



Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for this April is The Interview by Manuele Fior. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard Avenue West) on Wednesday, May 17th at 7 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly staff member Saelan Twerdy. Join us for refreshments and collective insights! 

***We are offering a 20% discount on The Interview from now until the meeting date!*** 

Following his critically acclaimed and internationally award-winning debut, 5,000 KM per Second, Manuele Fior returns with The Interview, a near-future sci-fi story that eschews the stars in favor of the interior world of human emotion. Set in Italy in 2048, it follows Raniero, a 50-something psychologist, as his marital problems are compounded by the arrival of mysterious messages from an extraterrestrial civilization. Equal parts cosmic speculation and poignantly observed domestic realism, The Interview heralds Fior's emergence as a major talent in contemporary comics.

Tonight, April 20th, 2017: Mary Soderstrom Launches ROAD THROUGH TIME


Join us for the launch of Mary Soderstrom's latest book: Road through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move (University of Regina Press, Spring 2017) on Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 pm.

Accessible and entertaining, Road Through Time begins with the story of how anatomically modern humans left Africa to populate the world. She then carries us along the Silk Road in Central Asia, and tells of roads built for war in Persia, the Andes, and the Roman Empire. She sails across the seas, and introduces the first railways, all before plunking us down in the middle of a massive, modern freeway.

The book closes with a view from the end of the road, literally and figuratively, asking, can we meet the challenges presented by a mode of travel dependent on hydrocarbons, or will we decline, like so many civilizations that have come before us?
Tuesday, 18 April 2017

New D&Q title just in! Berlin vol. 20 by Jason Lutes!


With its twentieth issue, one of the biggest graphic novel events of the early 21st century is fast-approaching—the completion of Jason Lutes’ epic Berlin series.  


Here, the inevitable antagonist of the tale of pre-WWII Germany begins to take center stage. Marthe and Kurt find their way back to each other—he, from the bottom of the bottle and she, from a one-sided relationship.


Fascism creeps into every corner of society, but some can see it better than others.


New & Notable


Down Below - Leonora Carrington (NYRB Classics)

Published in commemoration of the centennial of Carrington's birth, Down Below is the surrealist painter's account of her war-related psychotic break and subsequent institutionalization.



Of Cats and Men - Sam Kalda (Ten Speed Press)

For centuries, felines and femininity have been practically synonymous—hence the reproachable "crazy cat lady" stereotype. Of Cats and Men takes the initiative in celebrating some of history's famous, cat-loving men! 


The Humane Gardener - Nancy Lawson (Princeton Architectural Press)

Columnist and gardener Nancy Lawson makes an earnest and eloquent plea for compassion and respect towards all species.


Book of Mutter - Kate Zambreno (Semiotext(e))

Written in a thirteen-year period after her mother's death, Book of Mutter is Kate Zambreno's intimate and disquieting portrayal of grief in all of its manifestations.  

Saturday April 29th : Authors for Indies! With Jacob Wren, Samuel Cantin, Cathon, and Sandra Huber

Authors for Indies is an annual event held in independent bookstores all across Canada where authors show their appreciation for indie bookstores (and we for our authors!) by offering special services of their choice to the store for an afternoon. This year are we are excited to have writers/artists Samuel Cantin, Cathon, Jacob Wren, and Sandra Huber (see their bios below!).


SCHEDULE
12-3pm : Samuel Cantin + Cathon 
3-6 pm : Sandra Huber + Jacob Wren
7pm : Barbara Gowdy in Conversation with Kathleen Winter

Samuel and Cathon will be offering live drawings and doodles and taking over our social media, Sandra will be offering Tarot readings (and will also be happy to chat about all different forms of altered states like sleep and mediumship) and Jacob will take over the stage and show off his impressive music knowledge and DJ skills. Ask them to recommend their favourite books!

So join us on the 29th for this cool campaign in support of local independent booksellers! Mark the date and don't forget that evening we'll be hosting Barbara Gowdy in conversation with Kathleen Winter at 7pm!! It'll be a fun day for sure.

Meet this year's artists!

Jacob Wren is a writer and maker of eccentric performances born in Jerusalem in 1971.
His recent books include Unrehearsed Beauty (Coach House Books), Families Are Formed Through Copulation (Pedlar Press) and the upcoming novel Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed (Pedlar Press). These books are translated and published in French by Le Quartanier.
As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize (1998), Unrehearsed Beauty / Le génie des autres (2002), La famille se crée en copulant (2005) and the ongoing HOSPITALITÉ / HOSPITALITY series: 1: The Title Is Constantly Changing (2007), 2: Gradually This Overview (2010), 3: Individualism Was A Mistake (2008) and 5: The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information (2011).
He frequently writes about contemporary art. In 2007 he was invited to Berlin by Sophiensaele to adapt and direct Wolfgang Koeppen's 1954 novel Der Tod in Rom and in 2008 he was commissioned by Campo in Ghent to co-create (with Pieter De Buysser) An Anthology of Optimism. He is regularly invited in Europe and Asia.
Cathon quitte la ville de Québec en 2010 pour s’installer à Montréal. Depuis lors, elle se consacre à la bande dessinée et à l’illustration tout en étant soulagée d’avoir terminé son baccalauréat en arts visuels et médiatiques à l’UQAM. Cathon est la co-auteure de La liste des choses qui existent (La Pastèque, 2013), d’Encore plus de choses qui existent (La Pastèque, 2015), des Cousines vampires (Pow Pow, 2014) et l’auteure des Ennuis de Lapinette (Comme des géants, 2015) et de Mimose et Sam (Comme des géants, 2016). Elle a également illustré Le plus beau sapin du monde (Bayard, 2016) et Le champ maudit (La courte échelle, 2016), en plus de dessiner pour les revues Liberté,Planches et La Gazette des Femmes.
Sandra Huber wrote Assembling the Morrow: A Poetics of Sleep (Talonbooks, 2014), which resulted from a residency at a sleep laboratory in Lausanne. She is currently doing a PhD in Humanities at Concordia University, where she focuses on the practice and media of divination. Sandra holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, and has worked as an editor for contemporary art at Hatje Cantz Verlag in Berlin. She is a practicing witch and initiated medium. 
Samuel Cantin est un bédéiste et auteur Québécois né en 1986 à Sherbrooke. Il a publié trois romans graphiques aux Éditions Pow Pow, dont le dernier, Whitehorse-Première partie, a remporté le prix Bédélys 2016 de la meilleure BD de l’année. 
 
Friday, 14 April 2017

Largehearted Boy Picks of the Week

Each week, we recommend five books for largeheartedboy.com.
Here are this week's picks:


This Accident of Being Lost: Songs and Stories (Leanne Simpson)

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, acclaimed Nishnaabeg storyteller and poet, has returned with a collection of searing songs, poems, and stories. In This Accident of Being Lost, Simpson’s commitment to uncompromising truth-telling seeps from every fragment, every turn of phrase. Through a blend of traditional storytelling and wry domestic realism, Simpson protects Indigenous knowledge while simultaneously providing valuable context from non-Indigenous readers.     


Animals of a Bygone Era (Maja Säfström)

A follow-up to the bestselling Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts, Maja Säfström’s new book sets her distinct style on creatures from times past. Säfström illustrates fascinating ancient-animal facts with equal parts passion and whimsy, all the while deftly sidestepping cliché—”dinosaurs have intentionally been left out of this book to give some attention to other fascinating—but less famous—creatures that one lived on this planet”.


Too Much and Not the Mood (Durga Chew-Bose)

Montreal writer Durga Chew-Bose seems poised for literary stardom. Her writing has been published across a myriad of journals and reviews—including n+1 and Interview Magazine—and Maris Kreizman described it thus: "If you admire Maggie Nelson’s ability to combine the personal and the academic into a thrilling new art form, Durga Chew-Bose will be your next favorite writer." Too Much and Not the Mood, taking its name from a Virginia Woolf diary entry, is a philosophical, occasionally brooding, and often stirring collection of essays from a burgeoning talent.


Make Trouble (John Waters)

When John Waters, the Prince of Puke himself, was invited to address a graduating class at the Rhode Island School of Design, his impishly subversive advice (of course!) went viral. The immensely talented Waters asks “So what if you have talent? Then what?” Make Trouble is an exegesis of the creative process, and of creativity as a profession. John Waters decrees that no matter what field we choose, we must embrace chaos, we must make trouble!


Saga Volume 7 (Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples)

The 7th volume of the highly addictive space-opera Saga is here! Written by Brian Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, this sci-fi series was described by David Sims for The Atlantic as “like Star-Wars, but unfilmable and brilliantly bonkers.” Imaginative, sexy, and bristling with humour, Saga is ideal for comics nerds and newbies alike.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly needs a driver!


We’re very excited to be the official bookseller for the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival and we’re looking for extra hands between Wednesday April 26th - Monday May 1st.


Responsibilities would include:
  • Delivering books between offsite locations during the festival
  • Helping set-up and take down of onsite bookstore during the festival


Requirements
  • Valid Canadian Driver’s License
  • Has legal use of a registered vehicle between April 26th-May 1st
  • Confident and safe driver in Montreal
  • Ability to speak/read/write/understand French and English
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Excellent time management skills - punctual
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Available from Wednesday April 26th- Monday May 1st
  • Available to communicate via text message.
  • Adapts well to changing situations


Assets
  • Passionate about comics/book industry
  • Ability to work sales table at offsite events (customer service, working with a cash, working with sales systems)

Hourly wage is negotiable.

If you are interested in applying, please email rebecca@drawnandquarterly.com with your resume and cover letter on or before April 18th, 2017.  Please write : “Blue Metropolis : Driver Application” in the subject line.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

New & Notable: Graphic Novels

 

After a decade, Love and Rockets has returned to floppy format! The second issue is out now.


“Lorina Mapa offers up an intimate look at Philippine society and culture, but above all, a deeply endearing father-daughter love story.” - Michel Rabagliati


Following the success of 5,000 Kilometers a Second, the second graphic novel from Manuele Fior has arrived, and it's set in the future!


Hot off the press, this Ignatz award-winning series Ganges comes to a close with its sixth and final issue.


The latest installment in the the dangerously addictive space opera series, Saga is bound to be action-packed.
Monday, 10 April 2017

Véhicule Press Montreal Spring 2017 Launch




Join us on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm as Véhicule Press launches their latest fiction and poetry titles. We're celebrating the publications of the latest novels from Véhicule's Esplanade Books imprint, as well as the latest poetry collections from their Signal Editions imprint.

From Esplanade Books:
- Tumbleweed, by Josip Novakovich
- Sun of a Distant Land, by David Bouchet (translated by Claire Holden Rothman)
- A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream, by Leslie Trites

From Signal Editions:
- Table Manners, by Catriona Wright
- Siren, by Kateri Lanthier

The evening will be hosted by Esplanade Books editor Dimitri Nasrallah.

Barbara Gowdy in conversation with Heather O’Neill


Join Barbara Gowdy on Saturday April 29th at 7:00 pm as she sits down with Heather O’Neill to talk about her latest book, Little Sister, in which she explores the astonishing power of empathy, the question of where we end and others begin, and the fierce bonds of motherhood and sisterhood.

BARBARA GOWDY is the author of seven books, including Helpless, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look on Love and Falling Angels, all of which have been met with widespread international acclaim and critical praise. She has been a finalist three times for the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and twice for the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 1996, she received the Marian Engel Award and in 2008 the Trillium Book Award. A Member of the Order of Canada and a Guggenheim Fellow, Barbara Gowdy lives in Toronto.

30 Under 30 Poetry Reading


Join us on April 21st at 7:00 pm for the Montreal launch of the much-anticipated 30 under 30: an anthology of Canadian millennial poets, where we'll be featuring poets from the In/Words anthology including:

--> JESSICA BEBENEK 
--> PATRICK O’REILLY
--> JAY RITCHIE
--> KLARA DU PLESSIS
--> ASHLEY OPHEIM

++ special bonus guests:
--> BRIAN CLARKE
--> KARISSA LAROCQUE
--> ESMÉ PINE

This event will be hosted by anthology editor A.M. KOZAK of In/Words Magazine & Press, and local person GUILLAUME MORISSETTE.
Sunday, 9 April 2017

Top 5: Graphic Novel Bestsellers of March

These were our top sellers in March! 


Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero - Michael DeForge (This one's our April book club pick and will be 20% off until Wednesday, April 19th when we meet at the shop to discuss!)


Wendy's Revenge - Walter Scott


Queer: A Graphic History - Meg-John Barker & Julia Scheele


Fire!! - Peter Bagge (In case you missed the launch, you can read more here!)


Adulthood is a Myth - Sarah Andersen 
Saturday, 8 April 2017

New & Notable: This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson!


We are very excited to have received Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's new collection of poems, stories, and songs, This Accident of Being Lost! Simpson is a storyteller, artist, activist, mother, and academic of Mississauga Nishnaabe and Scottish descent. Her previous collection, Islands of Decolonial Love, has been a favourite in our store since it came out in 2013.

Simpson is almost preternaturally versatile: Naomi Klein has called her "a genius shape-shifter and defiant genre-detonator." In This Accident of Being Lost, fragmentary, hashtag-studded poems rub shoulders with song lyrics and short stories that blend traditional storytelling with science-fiction and wry, observational domestic realism; near-future lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerilla-tap maple trees in a wealthy suburb; a woman tries to avoid the overbearing social advances of an affluent hippie mother in the "hostile, tidy-bun territory" of her daughter's ballet class.

In all these varied formats, Simpson's style is defined by her uncompromising commitment to truth-telling: she confronts settler colonialism with tireless integrity, protecting Indigenous knowledge while at the same time providing important context for non-Indigenous audiences. Simpson is generous in her humour and vulnerability: her characters are anxious and uncertain; they obsess over social media feeds and use encrypted texting apps; their struggle is quotidian as well as historical. As the Globe & Mail's glowing review noted, "Her writing educates the reader even as it admits to not having all the answers." We're lucky to have it. 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Trois recueils de poésie contemporaine à lire pour #NaPoMo



Il fait gris, il pleut.. toutes les raisons sont bonnes pour lire de la poésie contemporaine!

1. Belleza Y Felicidad, Fernanda Laguna et Cecilia Pavon


Je peine à mettre en mots le genre de mécanisme que cette lecture a engrené en moi. Il me redonne foi en la littérature, en la poésie surtout. Belleza y Felicidad, c’est d’abord le nom d’une galerie d’art minuscule, une idée initiée par deux amies poètes, née au tournant du crash financier qui a secoué l’Argentine à la fin du 20ième siècle. Dans ce recueil regroupant les textes des deux poètes, il est question de vibrateur froid, d’un ordinateur qui diffuse des clips de Madonna pour les papillons et d’une horrible princesse de la solitude. Endossé par César Aira, Chris Kraus et Ariana Reines, Belleza y Felicidad est quelque chose de rare et de précieux, un anti-roman pour les anti-princesses et les anti-princes du monde.


2. There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, Morgan Parker

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé est un recueil rafraîchissant, qui documente le sentiment d'invisibilité vécu par une femme noire en Amérique, parallèlement à la célébration d'une idole pop.

Paillettes, champagne et masques d'argile. Parker écrit dans une prose accessible, pleine d'humour et d'autodérision. Elle n'a pas peur de mettre le doigt sur le-les bobo.s. Ainsi, par exemple, "The president has never said the word black."

S'il y a mieux que Beyoncé, c'est parce que Beyoncé se démultiplie : "We're everyone. We have ideas and vaginas, history and clothes and a mother." Et justement, on se reconnait beaucoup dans la prose de Parker.

"I will not be attending the party
tonight, because I am
microwaving multiple Lean Cuisines
and watching Wife Swap,
(...)"


3. Particules mélancoliques, Simon Poirier

Particules mélancoliques regorge de la spontanéité d'un enfant. Peut-être est-ce en raison des petits gribouillis abstraits qui accompagnent chaque texte et qui rappellent fortement d'autres expérimentations graphiques, comme les calligrammes d'Apollinaire. Ces dessins ont pour effet d'adoucir le poème, en le rendant moins intimidant.

Ce sont de petites choses fragiles et éphémères, qui se veulent aussi contemporaines et constellées de références : Proust, Perec, Mavrikakis, Arcan, Gendreau...c'est à se demander s'il est réellement nécessaire d'ancrer si fortement sa pratique dans une tradition. Or, les références de Poirier tiennent moins du name dropping que d'une forme de modestie. Le poète s'agenouille.

En filigrane, un programme poétique, celui d'une douceur radicale, parfois douce-amère:

"J'ai trouvé ma voix au montage
quand il fait bleu tu n'es pas là
pas un bruit
que des algues
le vent caresse mon sommeil
au fond
rien ne brille deux fois"



TONIGHT at 7pm: Ariela Freedman launches Arabic for Beginners!


Join us TONIGHT, Thursday April 6th at 7:00 pm, to celebrate the publication of Montreal author Ariela Freedman’s acclaimed first novel, Arabic for Beginners! Free admission and refreshments will be provided. Come early to get a seat!

ARIELA FREEDMAN was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Jerusalem, New York, Calgary, London, and Montreal. Her reviews and poems have appeared in Vallum, carte blanche, The Cincinnati Review and other publications, and she was selected to participate in the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s 2014 Mentorship Program. She has a Ph.D. from New York University and teaches literature at Concordia’s Liberal Arts College in Montreal, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Arabic for Beginners is her first novel.
“Freedman brilliantly captures the existential and alienated state that mothers of young children inhabit. Freedman's work is reminiscent of Rachel Cusk and Deborah Levy.” —Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals
Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Coach House Spring Poetry Launch


Join us on Friday, May 12th at 7:00 pm for the launch of Coach House Books' spring poetry lineup!

Shane Rhodes will read from his vital collection of poetry, DEAD WHITE MEN, which uses texts from history's most notorious colonizers to turns ideas of exploration, discovery, finding and keeping back upon themselves. 

Linda Besner will read from FEEL HAPPIER IN NINE SECONDS, her new collection built around a series of brilliantly illuminated poems patterned on a scientific study of synaesthesia and Fisher Price refrigerator magnets.

Sarah Pinder will read from her second book of poetry with Coach House, COMMON PLACE a long poem that explores the stories of shifting, resilient bodies and landscapes bound by systems of capital and power

Sunday, 2 April 2017

RESCHEDULING for Fall 2017 : Zadie Smith for SWING TIME



Librairie Drawn & Quarterly 10th Anniversary Reading Series

Zadie Smith & Madeleine Thien
in Conversation for 
SWING TIME

Rialto Theatre, 5723 Av du Parc
Date: TBD


Saturday, 1 April 2017

This Shelf Belongs to...Matt Forsythe!


Each month, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly invites a local author or artist to curate a shelf in the store. This March, we bring you recommendations from Matt Forsythe!


Matt illustrated the picture books The Gold Leaf (spring, 2017) written by Kirsten Hall and The Bad Mood and the Stick (fall, 2017) written by Lemony Snicket. His comic Ojingogo was published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2008 and won some awards. He was also the lead designer on the TV show, Adventure Time with Finn and Jake. He lives in Montreal and is the 2017 Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence at Concordia University.

Join us on April 30th for the launch of his newest book, The Gold Leaf!

All of Matt's picks will be 15% off for the month of February. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find on his shelf:


Black and White by Dahlov Ipcar
Ipcar is a huge inspiration for my picture books. Her pages have a masterful simplicity, design and flow to them.

Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault
This book tackles a difficult theme with grace. Arsenault is one of my favourite artists.

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Simply perfect.

Panther by Brecht Evans
The drawings in this are stunning.

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc
Simple and sweet. I wish I could write a book like this.

The Tiger Who Would be King by Joohee Yoon
Joohee is a source of constant visual inspiration.

Blueberries for Sal by Robert Mccloskey
This book is pure flow.

A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Allemagne
Maybe the most exciting picture book ever made?

Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
Everything about these guys is delightful.


Friday, 31 March 2017

In case you missed it! Event Recap: Emily Schultz and Neil Smith


The night began with our manager Laura introducing the guests and joking about the brilliance of Emily's blog Spending the Stephen King Money (which you should check out).


Neil Smith was the first to read from his forthcoming novel (!)  The Last of the Orangutans: a story set in an alternate reality where redheads are hunted as witches, and two young witches attempt to pass incognito despite their telepathy and telekinesis powers, culminating in well...we'll keep you in suspense. 

Following Neil came Emily who is currently on tour promoting her new book Men Walking on Water.  She joked-not-joked that she is at the point in her tour where she’s becoming bored with herself so she shook things up by reading us something she had not yet read onstage. On her husband's advice, Emily decided to read us some "racy scenes."  

As a set up to the book's genesis, she explained that she started writing Men Walking on Water because she learned a long-held family secret that her grandfather had been a rum-runner in Detroit ("Grandpa Schultz was a big guy, gave really hard hugs, wore pink in his old age") along with his brother who died in the the frozen Detroit River when their car fell through the ice when they were smuggling booze.

Then followed an informal discussion between the two authors. They’re friends and it was nice to hear them chat about their work, the process, the struggles, relationships with editors, inspiration, movie options, world building, etc. Growing up in Utah Neil would tell people he and his family “weren’t atheist, we were Canadian” to which Emily chimed in,“I’m half atheist myself!”

Emily’s anticipated next project is about twin girls in the nineties, and one of them might have committed a crime...Stay tuned to her prolific career!



Tonight! John Keene presents Counternarratives



Join highly-acclaimed author John Keene on Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm for a presentation on Counternarratives. Keene’s collection of “hidden stories,” Counternarratives received, among others, a 2016 American Book Award and a 2016 Lannan Literary Award in fiction.

A former member of the Dark Room Writers Collective of Cambridge and Boston and a Graduate Fellow of Cave Canem, he chairs the African American and African Studies Department and is Associate Professor of English and AAAS at Rutgers University-Newark.
Thursday, 30 March 2017

Emily Schultz launches Men Walking On Water with Neil Smith


Join Joyland co-founder, and author of The Blondes, Emily Schultz on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 pm for the launch of her new novel, Men Walking on Water (Knopf). She will be joined by Neil Smith, author of the acclaimed novel, Boo (Vintage). Together, they'll read and talk about translations, booze, and the afterlife. 

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine, host of the podcast Truth & Fiction, and creator of the blog Spending the Stephen King Money. Schultz’s novel, The Blondes, was released in the U.S. with St. Martin’s Press and in Canada with Doubleday, as well as in French translation by Editons Alto. It was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Kirkus. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Bustle, Vice, The Walrus, Black Warrior Review, Hazlitt, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Brooklyn. http://www.emilyschultz.com/

Neil Smith is a writer and translator from Montreal. He’ll read from a novel in progress called The Last of the Orangutans. His previous novel, Boo, was published in seven languages, won the Hugh MacLennan Prize and the Prix de la Biennale littéraire, and was nominated for the Alex Award, a Sunburst Award, and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award. His story collection Bang Crunch won the Quebec Writers’ Federation First Book Prize. As a translator, he was recently a finalist for a Governor General’s Award.
Sunday, 26 March 2017

New & Notable: Comics!

Check out some of our newest arrivals...


Ines Estrada's gorgeous book Impatience collects her short comics and about life in Mexico city 2012-2016.


Eleanor Davis' Retrofit comic tells a story of adolescence with dark undertones in lush pencil crayon.


A new issue of Study Group Magazine features 80 pages of full color dedicated to the fantastic. Full of comics, art, articles, interviews, and the deluxe version includes a playable board game!


A softcover collection of Gabby Schulz's diary comics from 2013-2016 document some difficult years in the artist's life.


Set in the dirty streets of New York city, 1975 during the heroin epidemic, Anya Davidson's latest comic Lovers in the Garden looks dangerous and dark.


Four new kuš! mini comics!


A substantial collection of Leela Corman comics out from Retrofit.
.

A fresh diary comic from Gabrielle Bell! *swoon* Maybe this will tide you over til her forthcoming full length book releases later this spring!

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