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Kirk Howard named to the Order of Canada

Posted on January 2 by KathrynB in Awards, News

(December 27, 2018) Dundurn Press is thrilled to congratulate our founder and publisher John Kirk Howard on being named a member of the Order of Canada.

Howard founded Dundurn Press in 1972 in order to promote “Canadian authors telling Canadian stories” — a commitment that the company has maintained in its over 45-year history and during its expansion from a small non-fiction press to one of Canada’s largest independent publishers. 

December 5, 2018 — Dundurn Press is thrilled to congratulate author Robert Lewis, whose book Power, Prime Ministers and the Press has been longlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize!

A deep dive into the history of the parliamentary press in Canada, Lewis paints an intimate portrait of the men and women who have have covered the news in Canada for 150 years, from Confederation to the modern age, and asks the vital question, “Does the free press still matter?

We no longer have any veterans of the First World War still with us, and so we have lost that direct connection with their stories – of the tragedy of war; of the reasons why they enlisted to fight; of the impact of the war on them, their families, and their country. And so it is up to us, a century later, to remember and to learn their stories.

October 15, 2018 – Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Sadia by Colleen Nelson has been nominated for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award.

Sadia follows 15-year-old Sadia Ahmed as she struggles to navigate high school, her passion for basketball, and her Muslim faith. When the opportunity to play on an elite basketball team might mean having to remove her hijab, Sadia must find the courage to stand up for herself in the face of discrimination.

October 15, 2018 – Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Tracker’s Canyon by Pam Withers has been nominated for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award.

Tracker’s Canyon follows 16-year-old Tristan, a skilled climber and tracker. When his father goes missing, Tristan decides to venture out into Swallow Canyon and find him, but things take a turn when Tristan realizes he may have walked into a trap!

School Library Journal calls Tracker’s Canyon “a great choice for filling the dearth of realistic adventure novels for the middle-school crowd.”

In Memoriam: Ann Ireland (1953–2018)

Posted on September 24 by KathrynB in News

It was with great sadness that Dundurn Press learned about the recent, all-too-early passing of author and teacher Ann Ireland at the age of sixty-five. Her five novels display a depth of sensitivity and insight into the act of artistic creation whether they deal with music, as in A Certain Mr. Takahashi and The Blue Guitar, painting, as in The Instructor and Where’s Bob?, or poetry, as in Exile.

Recipe for Hate is nominated for the John Spray Mystery Award!

September 19, 2018 – Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Recipe for Hate, the first book in Warren Kinsella’s punk political The X Gang series, has been nominated for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s John Spray Mystery Award!

Dundurn Press, a leading independent Canadian publisher, is hiring a senior publicist in our Toronto office for a one-year maternity leave contract. The senior publicist’s primary responsibilities are to manage the publicity department, successfully plan and secure publicity for a selected number of titles each publishing season, and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with media and authors.

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