Feet, Don't Fail Me Now Launch Party
Join Ben Kaplan for the launch of his book Feet, Don't Fail Me Now. The evening will include great music, celebrity guests, and sneaker giveaways.
Wednesday, January 15th, 7pm
The Samuel J. Moore
1087 Queen Street West
Wednesday, December 11--Charles Wilkins' book Little Ship of Fools has been longlisted for the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize (formerly The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction). The RBC Taylor Prize is awarded to a work of non-fiction that demonstrates a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and subtlety of thought and perception. Greystone is proud to have published Little Ship of Fools, as well as Mr. Wilkins' previous book In the Land of Long Fingernails, a memoir of a summer in the 1960's spent as a gravedigger that was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Ontario Trillum award.
Spark: The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Milton K. Wong is now available. Spark is a collection of personal stories about about Wong's legacy as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist by twenty-eight influential individuals from the private and public sector, the arts and social justice community, and the academic world. The book launched this past Sunday with readings and more at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Spark will be carried in Litchfield, a new shop on Vancouver's Waterfront, and in retailors throughout the city.
Andrew Nikiforuk is the recipient of the Writers’ Trust Awards 2013 Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life.
Greystone has been honoured to publish, in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, three books by Andrew Nikiforuk. His latest book, The Energy of Slaves, poses the argument that the energy institution of slavery has shaped our careless use of fossil fuels.
The Matt Cohen Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished work by a Canadian writer. The jury cited that “As a journalist and author of major investigative books, Nikiforuk cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability and the cumulative impacts of policies that affect all citizens.” You can read more about the award here.
Living Me to We has been nominated for the 2013 White Pine Award for non-fiction as part of the Forest of Reading Award program. Voting runs through the month of April, and the winner will be announced in a ceremony on May 14th, 2014 in Toronto. The White Pine Award celebrates Canadian books for teenagers in grades 9-12. The award is presented by the Ontario Library Association.
Lorna Crozier's The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things was shortlisted for the Victoria Butler Book Prize. The book is a series of playful and startling prose meditations by one of Canada’s best loved writers, in which she investigates the mystery of everyday objects. Experience a tumble through the looking glass and listen to Lorna read from the book in this series of videos.
Candace Savage’s A Geography of Blood, a haunting portrait of the Cypress Hills and the dark secrets they hold, won the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the Saskatchewan Book Award.