About - Dundurn


About Us

Established in 1972, Dundurn Press is currently one of the largest independent publishing houses in Canada, with over 2,500 Canadian-authored titles in print. Dundurn Press is best known for its robust publishing program spanning these five decades as well as its fiction titles that speak to diverse and international audiences. We publish books that reflect the world, satisfy curiosity, enlighten, and entertain. We seek to amplify and elevate exceptional Canadian voices, particularly those that have not yet been discovered or have been previously underrepresented in trade publishing. We publish across numerous genres, from literary and genre fiction, to true crime, memoir and biography, sport, history and public policy.

Authors and their books published by Dundurn Press have been awarded and nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize (and its previous iteration, the Giller Prize), the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, the Arthur Ellis Awards/Crime Writers of Canada Awards, the Speaker’s Book Awards from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Heritage Toronto Awards, the Ontario Historical Society Awards, the cities of Ottawa, Victoria, Hamilton, and Toronto Book Awards, the Manitoba Book Awards, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, the Forest of Reading Awards, the Chocolate Lily Book Awards, the High Plains Book Awards, the BMo Winterset Awards, the Ethel Wilson Award, the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, the Foreword Indies, the Donner Prize, the National Business Book Award, the Lambda Literary Awards, the First Nations Communities Read awards, and the Writers’ Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award.

Our recent bestsellers include The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, Seven by Farzana Doctor, Yume by Sifton Tracey Anipare, Mudflowers by Aley Waterman, The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock, Wine Witch On Fire by Natalie MacLean, Ghost Towns of Ontario’s Cottage Country by Andrew Hind, Canada Alone by Kim Richard Nossal, and Leafs 365 by Mike Commito.

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.