Memories of Dundurn Press Part Two - Dundurn
Sep 15, 2022

Memories of Dundurn Press Part Two

We're celebrating 50 years of publishing this year! We asked our authors to share some of their favourite memories for this blog series! Enjoy some stories of publishing dreams coming true in this post featuring Danny GallagherRichard C. RevelleEdward Butts, and Jason Russell.

"I appreciated Dundurn accepting my manuscript about the 1981 Montreal Expos and we had fun in 2018-19, promoting the book online and in Quebec and Ontario bookstores." —Danny Gallagher

"Getting an email from Dundurn Press in the fall of 2012 telling me that they would be publishing I Am Algonquin. I was 60 years old at that time and it was "Sugar At The End of My Life." I will be turning 70 this year and I will have five books published. Thanks Dundurn for believing in me. I also remember the first time I laid eyes on the book cover for I Am Algonquin. It was magnificent. The designer captured the edginess of the book. Then Dundurn outdid themselves which each subsequent book cover. Amazing colours, capturing the mysteries of the animals in the novels and giving them such a mystical hint of power. I get compliments all the time on the art on these wonderful book covers." —Richard C. Revelle

"I had the pleasure of writing several books for Dundurn. A highlight was when I attended an awards dinner in Toronto because my book The Desperate Ones had been nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. I didn't win, but it was the first time something I'd written had been honored with a nomination." —Edward Butts

"Discussing my book on City News 1130 in Vancouver and seeing it reviewed in the Literary Review of Canada." —Jason Russell