Come see Kara Stanley and Jennifer Kingsley speak about their riveting new memoirs at the Ottawa Writers Festival:
April 25, 4:00 pm ET
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
April 27, 6:30 pm ET
Christ Church Cathedral
Don't miss brunch at the King Eddie Hotel to hear about Bruce Fogle's sweet memoir of boyhood in cottage country.
Sunday, May 31, 10:00 am
King Edward Hotel
37 King St. East
Puckstruck's Stephen Smith at Leacock Summer Festival
Ontario book-lovers (and everybody else!) take note: Stephen Smith will be at this summer's Leacock Festival.
Tuesday, July 21
50 Museum Drive
Earth Day Inspiration
In honour of Earth Day, take a moment to meditate on this post about the Earth being tied to our common humanity over at davidsusuzkibooks.com.
Greystone aquires new book on fracking by Andrew Nikiforuk
Greystone Books announces that it will publish the book Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand against the World's Most Powerful Industry by award-winning writer Andrew Nikiforuk. The book reveals the shocking and powerful story of Jessica Ernst’s legal stand to hold government and industry accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake.
After energy giant Encana secretly fracked hundreds of gas wells in fresh water zones around her home, biologist Jessica Ernst, a long-time oil patch consultant, launched a lawsuit against Encana and two government regulators, alleging negligence and a breach of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Rob Sanders, publisher of Greystone Books, says of Slick Water: “By placing an incredible human story at the centre of the hotly debated technology of fracking worldwide, Andrew Nikiforuk reveals how an industry driven by profit runs rough-shod over human values and resource sustainability, enabled by the very agencies set up to regulate it”.
Andrew Nikiforuk is the author of Saboteurs, winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He is also the author of Tar Sands, for which he won the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award presented by the U.S.-based Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ).
Greystone Books will publish Slick Water in Fall 2015.
Canadian Authors for Indie Day
Saturday May 2nd, 2015 will mark the first-ever Canadian Authors For Indies Day. The brainchild of Vancouver-based author Janie Chang, the event is designed to support and celebrate independent bookstores acrooss Canada. Authors will volunteer at their local indies to throw their weight behind independent booksellers.
It's a great cause and we can't wait! Make a note on your calendar (or phone) to pay a visit to your local indie bookstore on May 2nd. Go here to learn more.
Ian McAllister and the Great Bear Rainforest on PBS
Great Bear Wild author and PacificWild.org founder Ian McAllister has teamed up with PBS for their new documentary 'Earth: A New Wild.' The Great Rainfoest was featured on their 'Forests' episode which you can watch online here, and catch more about the Great Bear ecosystem (including live webcams!) here.
Puckstruck longlisted for the RBC Charles Taylor Prize
Greystone is thrilled to share the news that Puckstruck by Stephen Smith has been longlisted for the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize! The full longlist can be found here and shortlist will be announced January 15th.
Spring 2015 Catalogue
The Greystone Spring 2015 Catalogue is now available! Have a look at our upcoming titles!
Read the Globe & Mail's coverage of Great Bear Wild, including an interview with author Ian McAllister.