David Suzuki Letters to My Grandchildren Tour Dates
Join author, scientist, and environmentalist David Suzuki on a special national tour! Based on inspiring letters to his grandchildren from his new book, he speaks personally and passionately about their future, reflects on life’s deepest questions and offers up a lifetime of wisdom for future generations. Please check back here, or on the David Suzuki Books website, for tour updates and ticket availability.
Toronto – May 27
Vancouver – May 29
Sidney – May 30
Bellingham – June 14
Calgary – June 16
Ottawa – June 19
Winnipeg – June 20
Windsor – June 22
Sarnia – June 22
Oakville – June 23
Hamilton– June 24
Edmonton – June 27
Ian McAllister will disucss his stunning and important book at the following Salt Spring Island events:
Friday, May 8, 7:30-9:30 pm
BC Nature Conference and AGM 2015
100 Jackson Ave.
Salt Spring Island, BC
Saturday, May 9, 7:30-9:00 pm
ArtSpring Public Talk
100 Jackson Ave
Salt Spring Island, BC
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
Greystone aquires 1000 Lashes, political blog posts by Raif Badawi
Vancouver, BC – Greystone Books announces the acquisition of 1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think (World, English language) by imprisoned Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi. The book gathers a selection of Badawi’s pivotal texts, in which he expresses his opinions on life in an autocratic-Islamic state under the Sharia and shares his perception of freedom of expression, human and civil rights, and tolerance. Badawi was imprisoned in 2012 for peacefully expressing his views on his blog.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Badawi’s sentence of 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes, and a fine of roughly $270,000 USD. Throughout the world, Amnesty International and other supporters are staging events and peaceful protests outside Saudi embassies.
Greystone’s publisher Rob Sanders says, “1000 Lashes is a resounding call to everyone who believes in the basic right of free speech. Greystone Books is proud to support Raif Badawi, his family, and people around the world who have taken up this important cause.”
Proceeds from the book will be donated to a non-profit organization in support of the author. Greystone will publish the book in July 2015. To learn more about Raif Badawi and the campaign to secure his release, visit raifbadawi.org.
Celebrate World Environment Day by attending Pacific Wild's all-day symposium Saturday June 6 in Sooke House Harbour, BC. The symposium will support Pacific Wild's work to conserve the Great Bear Rainforest, the inspiration for Great Bear Wild. Don't miss this incredible event!
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.