About - Dundurn


About Us

Established in 1972, Dundurn Press is one of Canada’s largest and leading independent trade publishers. With over 2,300 books in print, Dundurn Press is recognized for producing high quality, award-winning books across multiple genres. We publish books that reflect the world, satisfy curiosity, enlighten, and entertain. We seek to amplify and elevate exceptional Canadian voices to the world, particularly those that have not yet been discovered or have been previously underrepresented in trade publishing. We also aim to make Dundurn Press a home for all readers and writers in our community as we signal a new era for the press by opening a welcoming storefront space in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood. We publish across numerous genres, from literary and genre fiction, to lifestyle, memoir and biography, history and public policy, and middle-grade and teen fiction.

Our books have won and been nominated for many prestigious awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Donner Prize, LAMBDA Literary Awards, Crime Writers of Canada Awards, Heritage Toronto Award, Toronto Book Award, Hamilton Literary Award, Forest of Reading Awards, and many others. Recent bestsellers include The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, Seven by Farzana Doctor, The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock, The Wealthy Renter by Alex Avery, Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance, The Sport and Prey of Capitalists by Linda McQuaig, and the Birder Murder Mystery series by Steve Burrows.

Land Acknowledgement

Dundurn Press is based in Toronto, Ontario, also known as Tkaronto, “the place where the trees meet the water,” which has been a gathering place for many nations, most notably the Haudenosaunee (which encompass the Onodaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora peoples), the Anishinaabeg (which encompass the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Saulteaux, Oji Cree, and Algonquin peoples, including Mississaugas of the Credit), and the Huron Wendat (Wyandot) peoples.

The Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg of this region created the Dish With One Spoon treaty, which was an agreement between them recognizing the importance of land and resource preservation and community well-being. It reflected a promise to share one dish among all gatherers, providing no knife near the dish, so everything would be peaceful, and there would be no bloodshed.

Dundurn encourages everyone to consider this in your relations with other communities and understand the history of the land and peoples in your home territories. It is our shared responsibility to be respectful and understanding of one another.