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In Memoriam: Walter Pitman

Posted on June 18 by Heather M in News

Dundurn Press deeply mourns the loss of Walter Pitman, a highly accomplished and impressive Canadian. Walter Pitman was a federal MP and an Ontario MLA, president of Ryerson University, and director of the Ontario Arts Council. He was a Member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dundurn knows him best as the author of Elmer Iseler, Music Makers, Louis Applebaum and Victor Feldbrill. 

May 25, 2018―Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Full Curl by Dave Butler won the 2018 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel last night at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala in Toronto. Dundurn acquisitions editor Scott Fraser accepted the award on behalf of Dave Butler. The annual Arthur Ellis Awards by Crime Writers of Canada recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense writing in fiction and non-fiction by Canadian writers.

 

Job Posting: Publicist

Posted on May 22 by KathrynB in News

Dundurn Press, a leading independent Canadian publisher, is hiring a full-time publicist in our Toronto office.  The publicist’s primary responsibilities are to 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. The publicist will report to the Publicity Manager.

 

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May 4, 2018―Dundurn Press is pleased to announce that Full Curl by Dave Butler has been shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in the mystery category.  This is the fourth annual Emerging Writer Prize. The 2018 shortlist, selected by Kobo’s team of booksellers and booklovers—with book completion rates, customer ratings and reviews considered—comprises six books from each genre. Linwood Barclay will be choosing the winning mystery book and that will be announced on the evening of June 19, 2018.

Inside Dundurn with Margaret

Posted on December 21 by Kyle in News

If you’re looking for someone who enjoys talking books, you’re going to want to meet Margaret, our director of sales and marketing. She’s responsible for the company’s overall sales performance and marketing efforts, as well as overseeing a team of nine other people. Of everyone on the marketing team, she’s been at Dundurn the longest, starting in August 2007.

And that’s just her recent experience; she’s been in the book business for a long time, over 20 years so far.

"The Showrunner has all the drama of All About Eve and the attention to detail of The Devil Wears Prada. Moritsugu nails the California sun-drenched anorexic ethos. She rivals Nathanael West’s fabulous descriptions of Hollywood where the hopefuls become twisted by their own ambitions."

Catherine Gildiner, bestselling author of Too Close to the Falls and Coming Ashore

The 4 Year Olympian Book Trailer!

Posted on December 1 by Kyle in News, Non-fiction

Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got.

After nearly being jailed at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relationship, fatherhood, mortgage payments, and a nine-to-five banking career, he feels something is missing. A new goal captures his imagination: what would it take to become an Olympian?

My memories of Winnipeg are always centred on its rivers. The mighty Assiniboine and Red Rivers shake hands in the City's downtown core. All around this famous junction are a storied blend of old and new buildings. A Union Station--smaller but every bit as regal as Toronto's railway masterpiece, the venerable Fort Garry Hotel, a state-of-the-art hockey arena for the City's NHL Jets plunked right where Timothy Eaton retail monolith used to stand. There is much to discovery in this jewel of the prairies--not the least of which is the famous Thin Air International Writers Festival.

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