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So you may have already seen this, but it’s worth a second look. If only my day job was to roll around and
go on the internet!
Congratulations to authors Ashley Little , Ailsa Kay and their respective
publishers, Arsenal Pulp and Goose Lane Editions! These two books have been
longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award. The short list will be made public
on April 15 and Dublin’s lord mayor will announce the winner on June 17. A fantastic
achievement for these authors and our small but mighty publishers!
Brag warning: There will be some horn tooting found below, please feel free to
high five us mentally after reading.
Ampersand has three books that are winners of the Governor General’s Award!
Winning in the following categories are:
Governor General’s Literary Award
When Everything Feels like the Movies
9781551525747 Raziel Reid
Arsenal Pulp Press
Governor General’s Translation French to English Award
9780773541894 Peter Feldstein, François-Marc Gagnon
McGill-Queens University Press
Governor General’s Children’s Literature Award
This One Summer
9781554981526 Mariko Tamaki
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press
A huge congratulations to our beloved publishers!
Just finished day three of our Vancouver sales conference.
The publishers are providing great information on forthcoming titles
as well as an amazing amount of chocolate. We have chocolates from Alberta, San Diego,
San Francisco and Germany. I fear we are contributing to a possible world-wide shortage
as outlined in the story below. But we do appreciate it. Have a good week!
Here we are, on day three of the Vancouver conference! We spent all
weekend being presented exciting spring titles (and eating, of course),
and we’re here for more! I can sense my TBR pile growing higher as
you read this….
Happy Friday! We have had a beautiful, cold,
clear week here in Vancouver, more like January
than November. It will be a pleasant surprise for our
reps from across Canada when they arrive for Sales
Conference. We are about to embark of part one of
an intense series of meetings about all the new
and fantastic books coming this spring. It is
like Christmas for book lovers and even though
it is like a marathon every day and it takes
a while for all of the information to sink in,
having new books to look forward to is a wonderful
Have a great weekend!
This week was my turn to cook lunch for everyone in our office for our monthly Eats
‘n Tweets. It’s only SLIGHTLY stressful feeding 6 people with various tastes and food
preferences, as well as the feeling that you have to wow them with your limited skills.
I decided to make a few things from Arsenal Pulp Press’ Grow What You Eat, Eat
What You Grow. Though, now that I think of it, the irony is that I grew nothing and
ate what someone else grew.
I chose two things: a basil pesto and a herbed ricotta spread. I chose the basil pesto
so that I didn’t have to cook anything, and the ricotta spread because I got to
make the cheese myself, which I figured was the fastest way to impress people.
Everything went well up to the point where I turned on my blender for the final step
of the pesto and it didn’t turn on. It just looked at me smugly as if to say, “Today is the
day I choose to die…sucker” So at 6:30 pm I went out to buy another blender and pull my
hair out of my head.
The results were fantastic though. Tasty, fresh, and easy, (sans faulty blender). I highly
recommend the book!
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
from The Fallen
by Robert Laurence Binyon
To read the full poem go to :
Wishing you all peace on this Remembrance Day.