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Anansi Fall/Winter 2012 - About Us
Gil Adamson
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Don Bartlett
Peter Behrens
Dave Bidini
Suzanne Buffam
Lydia Cacho
Roch Carrier
Lynn Coady
Ian Cobain
Daniel Cohn-Bendit
France Daigle
Sarah Death
Meaghan Delahunt
Agnes Desarthes
Patrick deWitt
Niall Ferguson
Sheila Fischman
Elena Forbes
John Fraser
John Freeman
Janice Galloway
Graeme Gibson
Misha Glenny
Adam Gopnik
Wayne Grady
Rudyard Griffiths
Rawi Hage
Ian Hamilton
Claudia Hammond
Anne Hébert
Steven Heighton
Caspar Henderson
Sheila Heti
Liz Hoggard
Josef Joffe
Sean Kane
Stephen Kelman
A. L. Kennedy
Henry Kissinger
Paul Krugman
Marie-Renée Lavoie
Dennis Lee
Ben Lerner
Ian Leslie
Erlend Loe
Sara Maitland
Robert Majzels
Pasha Malla
Peter Mandelson
Anne Marsella
Sandra Martin
Alen Mattich
Lisa Moore
A. F. Moritz
Nick Mount
Saleema Nawaz
Alison Pick
Dr. David Posen
Al Purdy
Iain Reid
Edward Riche
Noah Richler
Frederick Seidel
Steve Sem-Sandberg
Don Shaw
Sara Shilo
Carrie Snyder
Esta Spalding
Colm Tóibín
Lucille Turner
Neil Turok
Jane Urquhart
Zoe Whittall
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Still Counting the Dead
Stories from Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields
By Frances Harrison
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October 2012
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Sarah MacLachlan President & Publisher
Allan Ibarra VP Finance
Matt Williams VP Publishing Operations
Janie Yoon Senior Editor, Nonfiction, Crime Fiction & International
jared bland Senior Editor, Poetry & Canadian Ficition
Kelly Joseph Managing Editor
meredith Dees Editor
“An extraordinary book. This dignified, just and unbearable account
of the dark heart of Sri Lanka needs to be read by everyone.”
— Roma Tearne, author of Mosquito
Erin Mallory Manager, Cross-Media Group
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Laura Repas Publicity Director
The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it
became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger
guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. Caught in the crossfire
were hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns,
and other civilians. And the government ensured through a strict media blackout
that the world was unaware of their suffering.
Now, a UN enquiry has called for war crimes investigation, and Frances
Harrison, a BBC correspondent for Sri Lanka during the conflict, recounts those
crimes for the first time in sobering, shattering detail.
About the Contributor
Frances Harrison was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, as well as the
School of Oriental and African Studies, and Imperial College in London. For many
years she worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC posted in South Asia,
South East Asia, and Iran. From 2000–4 she was the resident BBC Correspondent
in Sri Lanka. She has worked at Amnesty International as Head of News and while
writing Still Counting the Dead was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University.
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Anansi Nonfiction
Working the Dead Beat
September 22, 2012
50 Lives that Changed Canada
By Sandra Martin
Globe and Mail columnist Sandra Martin offers an extraordinary
collection of obituaries of Canada’s most legendary and infamous
political figures, activists, celebrities, theorists, and cultural icons, as
well as an intimate portrait of the life of the obit writer.
• BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /
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• 978-0-88784-246-7
• $29.95
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Globe and Mail columnist Sandra Martin honours the lives of Canada’s
famous, infamous, and unsung heroes in this unique collection of obituaries of
the first decade of the twenty-first century. Here are Canadian icons such as
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, social
activist June Callwood, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs. Here are builders
such as feminist and editor Doris Anderson, and businessman and famed art
collector Ken Thomson. Here are our rogues, rascals, and romantics; our
service men and women; and here are those private citizens whose lives have
had an undeniable public impact. Finally, Martin interweaves these elegant
and eloquent biographies with the autobiography of the obit writer, offering an
exclusive and intimate view of life on the dead beat.
Beautifully written, compelling, and vivid, Working the Dead Beat is a tribute
to those individuals who, each on their own and as a collective, tell the story
of our country, and to the life of the obit writer who chronicles their
extraordinary lives.
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Crown
John Fraser
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Sandra Martin is the obituary columnist at the Globe and Mail. She has won
the Atkinson and Canadian Journalism Fellowships and multiple National
Magazine Awards. She is the editor of the critically acclaimed collection The
First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about Their Fathers, and was also the
co-editor of the annual Oberon Best Short Stories and Coming Attractions
anthologies, and is the co-author of three books, including Rupert Brooke in
Canada and Card Tricks: Bankers, Boomers, and the Explosion of Plastic
Credit, which was shortlisted for the Canadian Business Book Award. A past
president of PEN Canada, she lives in Toronto with her husband and her cat,
Alice.
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Anansi Nonfiction
The Balkans: Nationalism,
War, and the Great
Powers, 1804-2011
September 29, 2012
New and Updated Edition
By Misha Glenny
"The first comprehensive history of the relationship in the modern era
between the great powers and the various Balkans people." — San
Francisco Chronicle
• HISTORY / Europe / Baltic States
• 978-1-77089-273-6
• $24.95
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From the bestselling author of McMafia and DarkMarket comes this unique
and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early nineteenth century
which gives readers the essential historical background to more than one
hundred years of events in this war-torn area. No other book covers the entire
region, or offers such profound insights into the roots of Balkan violence, or
explains so vividly the origins of modern Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece,
Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania. Now updated to include the fall of Slobodan
Milosevic, the capture of all indicted war criminals from the Yugoslav wars and
each state’s quest for legitimacy in the European Union, The Balkans
explores the often catastrophic relationship between the Balkans and the
Great Powers, raising some disturbing questions about Western intervention.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Misha Glenny is the international bestselling author of McMafia: A Journey
Through the Global Criminal Underworld; DarkMarket: Cyberthieves,
Cybercops and You, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and named a
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book;The Rebirth of History; The Fall of Yugoslavia ,
which won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Book on Foreign Affairs;
and The Balkans: 1804-1999. He was an International Scholar at the
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Misha Glenny
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Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and a visiting professor at the
London School of Economics. He has worked as a political consultant in
southeastern Europe, and is regularly consulted by U.S. and European
governments on Balkan issues. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and
magazines such as the Guardian, London Review of Books, the Globe and
Mail, the New Statesman, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times. He
lives in London, U.K.
DarkMarket
Misha Glenny
$18.95
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Anansi Nonfiction
The Universe Within
September 29, 2012
From Quantum to Cosmos
By Neil Turok
The most anticipated nonfiction book of the season, this year’s Massey
Lectures is a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the
future by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok.
Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind, seeking
to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge is our most
precious possession, and our future will be shaped by the breakthroughs to
come.
• SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
• 978-1-77089-015-2
• $19.95
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In this personal, visionary, and fascinating work, Neil Turok, Director of
Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, explores transformative
discoveries — from the nature of light, to the evolution of the cosmos, to the
bizarre world of the quantum, and the emerging ideas which may yield
tomorrow’s technologies. He explains how we can accelerate the pace of
discovery by creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed
and shared, and by opening access to the vast untapped pools of intellectual
talent in the developing world.
Drawing from his personal experience, from confronting injustice in apartheid
South Africa to becoming a renowned international scientist and educator,
Turok explains why scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our
future economy as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress.
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Winter
Adam Gopnik
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Neil Turok is one of the world’s top physicists and founder of the African
Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a centre for education and
research based in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently the Director of the
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was formerly the Chair of
Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University and Professor of Physics at
Princeton. With Stephen Hawking he developed the Hawking-Turok instanton
solutions, which describe the birth of inflationary universes. He is the coauthor, with Paul J. Steinhardt, of the critically acclaimed book Endless
Universe: Beyond the Big Bang — Rewriting Cosmic History. He was awarded
the 1992 James Clerk Maxwell medal of the U.K. Institute of Physics, and
was recently honoured with a prestigious TED Prize and a "Most Innovative
People" award at the 2008 World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
(WSIE). Born in South Africa, Turok now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
MASSEY LECTURES TOUR
St. John’s (October 10), Montreal (October 12), Vancouver (October 16),
Calgary (October 18), Toronto (October 24)
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Anansi Nonfiction
Has the European
Experiment Failed?
November 1, 2012
The Munk Debate on Europe
By Niall Ferguson
By Daniel Cohn-Bendit
By Josef Joffe
By Peter Mandelson Lord
Edited by Rudyard Griffiths
"This debate series has earned phenom-status." — National Post
• POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
• 978-1-77089-228-6
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In the sweep of human history, the European Union stands out as one of
humankind’s most ambitious endeavors. It encompasses half a billion people,
twenty-seven member states, twenty-three languages, and an economy
valued at over $15 trillion. Modern Europe’s stunning achievements aside, its
sovereign debt crisis has shaken the world’s largest political and economic
union to its core. Can the federal institutions and shared values of Europeans
meet the challenges of debt crisis that are as much political as economic?
Or, are Europe’s current woes indicative of a series of deep structural faults
that will doom the European Union to breakup and failure?
In this edition of the Munk Debates — Canada’s premier international debate
series — former EU commissioner Lord Peter Mandelson and EU parliament
leader of the Greens Daniel Cohn-Bendit argue against the motion and
bestselling author Josef Joffe and renowned historian Niall Ferguson argue for
the motion as they debate one of the most pressing issues of our day: has
the great European experiment failed?
This electrifying debate featuring some of Europe’s most outspoken
parliamentary figures and academics is guaranteed to be an unforgettable and
riveting verbal sparring match on the question that will determine the future of
world’s economy.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
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Does the 21st
Century Belong to
China?
Niall Ferguson is the author of numerous bestselling books. A prolific
commentator on contemporary politics and economics, Ferguson is a
contributing editor for the Financial Times and senior columnist with
Newsweek.
Henry Kissinger
Daniel Cohn-Bendit is a French-born German politician. He has been copresident of the group European Greens-European Free Alliance in the
European Parliament since 2002.
North America`s
Lost Decade?
Josef Joffe is publisher of the German weekly Die Zeit and the bestselling
author of Überpower: America’s Imperial Temptation. He is_senior Fellow of
Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
Paul Krugman
Lord Peter Mandelson was EU Commissioner for Trade from 2004 to 2008 and
was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise, and Regulatory
Reform in 2008.
Rudyard Griffiths is the co-organizer and moderator of the Munk Debates. He
lives in Toronto.
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The Truth About Luck
March 23, 2013
A Story about Life, Love, and What It Truly
Means to Feel Lucky
By Iain Reid
"Reid’s writing is . . . engaging and humorous." — Winnipeg Free Press
• BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /
Personal Memoirs
• 978-1-77089-241-5
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In The Truth about Luck, Iain Reid, author of the highly popular coming-of-age
memoir One Bird’s Choice, accompanies his grandmother on a five-day
vacation — which turns out to be a "staycation" at his basement apartment in
Kingston. While the twenty-eight-year-old writer is at the beginning of his adult
life, his ninety-two-year-old grandmother is nearing the end of hers. Between
escorting his grandma to local attractions and restaurants, the two exchange
memories and she begins to reveal details of her inspiring life story.
Told with subtlety, humour, and heart, this delightful comic memoir reflects on
family connections; how we experience adversity, the passage of time, and
aging; and most importantly what it truly means to feel lucky.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Iain Reid is the author of the critically acclaimed comic memoir One Bird's
Choice, which won the CBC Bookie Award for Best Nonfiction Book. His
writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online in publications
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such as the Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest, and The Classical. He writes
regularly about books and writing for the National Post. His work has also
appeared on CBC Radio and NPR. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Iain Reid
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Anansi Nonfiction
Is Work Killing You?
February 1, 2013
A Doctor's Prescription for Treating Workplace
Stress
By Dr. David Posen
A timely, insightful, and essential guide to conquering stress from the
bestselling author of The Little Book of Stress Relief.
• SELF-HELP / Stress Management
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• 256 pages
From the bestselling author of The Little Book of Stress Relief comes the
definitive guide to treating — and eliminating — excessive stress in the
workplace. Dr. David Posen, a popular speaker and a leading expert on stress
mastery, identifies the three biggest problems that contribute to burnout and
low productivity: Volume, Velocity, and Abuse. He shares revealing anecdotes
and offers clear descriptions of the biology of stress to illustrate how
downsizing, economic uncertainty, and technology have made the workplace
more toxic than ever. Most importantly, he offers practical advice and easy
techniques for managing the harmful symptoms and side effects of stress.
Witty, engaging, and accessible, Is Work Killing You? touches on everything
from meetings to tweeting, from fake work to face time, from deadlines to
dead tired, and more. With this book, Dr. Posen gives us the tools to stop
harming our most valuable resource — ourselves.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
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David Posen, M.D., is a physician, popular speaker, and the bestselling
author of The Little Book of Stress Relief, which sold more than 50,000
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copies and has been translated into five languages. His previous books also
include Staying Afloat When the Water Gets Rough and the classic, Always
Change a Losing Game. His writing has appeared in Canadian Living,
Reader's Digest, Men's Health, USA Weekend, and his TV and radio
appearances have aired nation-wide. He lives in Oakville, Ontario.
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The Book for
Dangerous Women
Liz Hoggard
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Anansi Fiction
July 1, 2012
People Park
By Pasha Malla
"Pasha Malla is an impressive young voice that gives hope for a future
generation of new Canadian writing talent." — Globe and Mail
• FICTION / Literary
• 978-0-88784-216-0
• $24.95
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The Withdrawal
Method
Pasha Malla
It’s the Silver Jubilee of People Park, an urban experiment conceived by a
radical mayor and zealously policed by the testosterone-powered New
Fraternal League of Men. To celebrate, the insular island city has engaged the
illustrationist Raven, who promises to deliver the most astonishing spectacle
its residents have ever seen. As the entire island comes together for the
event, we meet an unforgettable cross-section of its inhabitants, from activists
to nihilists, art stars to athletes, families to inveterate loners. Soon, however,
what has promised to be a triumph of civic harmony begins to reveal its
shadow side. And when Raven’s illustration exceeds even the most extreme
of expectations, the island is plunged into a series of unnatural disasters that
force people to confront what they are really made of.
People Park is a tour de force of eerily prescient, grotesque, and hilarious
observation and a narrative of gripping, unrelenting suspense. Malla writes as
if the twin demons of Stephen King and Flannery O’Connor were resting on
his shoulders. You’ve never read anything quite like People Park.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Pasha Malla’s first collection of short stories, The Withdrawal Method, a
Globe and Mail and National Post book of the year, won the Danuta Gleed
Literary Award and the Trillum Book Award, and was shortlisted for the
Commonwealth Prize (Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean) and longlisted
for the Giller Prize. A frequent contributor to The Walrus, the Globe and Mail,
and CBC radio, he is also the winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction,
two National Magazine Awards for humour writing, and has twice had stories
included in the Journey Prize anthology. He was born in St. John’s,
Newfoundland, grew up in London, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario.
AUTHOR TOUR
Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kingston, Ottawa, Toronto
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Anansi Fiction
September 15, 2012
Carnival
By Rawi Hage
"A major literary talent." — IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Jury Citation
There are two types of taxi drivers in the Carnival city — the spiders and the
flies. The spiders sit and stew in their cars, waiting for the calls to come to
them. But the flies are wanderers — they roam the streets, looking for the
raised flags of hands.
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De Niro's Game
Rawi Hage
Fly is a wanderer. Raised in the circus, the son of a golden-haired trapeze
artist and a flying-carpet man from the East, he was born to wander, to watch,
and to know. From the seat of his taxi we see the world in all of its
carnivalesque beauty and ugliness. We meet criminals, prostitutes, madmen,
magicians, and clowns of many kinds. We meet ordinary people going to
extraordinary places, and revolutionaries just trying to find something to eat.
Hunger and injustice claw at the city, and books provide the only true shelter.
And when the Carnival starts, all limits dissolve, and a gunshot goes off...
With all of the beauty, truth, rage, and peripatetic storytelling that have made
Cockroach and De Niro’s Game international publishing sensations, Carnival
gives us Rawi Hage at his searing best. Alternately laughing at absurdity and
crying out at oppression, this is a book with the revolutionary power of Camus’ The Stranger and the storytelling prowess of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger.
By turns outrageous, hilarious, sorrowful, and stirring, Carnival is a tour de
force that will make all of life’s passengers squirm in their comfortable,
complacent backseats.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Rawi Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the
Lebanese civil war. His debut novel, De Niro's Game, won the IMPAC Dublin
Literary Award, was a finalist for numerous prestigious national and
international awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor
General's Literary Award, and has been translated into several languages and
published around the world. His second novel, Cockroach, won the Hugh
MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,
the Governor General's Literary Award, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction
Prize. Rawi Hage lives in Montreal.
Cockroach
Rawi Hage
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Anansi Fiction
Mister Roger and Me
September 29, 2012
By Marie-Renee Lavoie
Translated by Wayne Grady
Set against the backdrop of a working-class neighbourhood during the
1980s, this stunning debut won Radio-Canada’s Battle of the Books
(Canada Reads) competition in its original French. Mister Roger and
Me is a heartbreaking and hilarious story about the unlikely friendship
between a spirited eight-year-old and her neighbour, a disgruntled old
man.
• FICTION / Literary
• 978-1-77089-202-6
• $22.95
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Pigeon English
Stephen Kelman
Helen, alias "Joe," would rather be a boy and have all kinds of adventures like
Lady Oscar, her favourite cartoon heroine. She daydreams about living in
another time and achieving great things, but she must be content delivering
newspapers and working at the bingo hall. After all, she is only eight years
old, even though she claims to be ten.
When Roger, an old man who drinks like a fish, swears like a sailor, and
dreams about dying, moves into the working-class neighbourhood where
Helen lives with her family, the two make uneasy acquaintances. But, after a
series of scary and disturbing events, an unlikely friendship develops — one
that changes them both forever.
This stunning debut novel in the spirit of Miriam Toews’ The Flying Troutmans
and Stephen Kelman’s Pigeon English won Quebec’s Prix Archambault and
won Radio-Canada’s Battle of the Books (Canada Reads) competition in its
original French. Mister Roger and Me perfectly captures the irony, innocence,
heartbreak, and humour of childhood.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Marie-Renée Lavoie was born in 1974 in the Limoilou near Quebec City. She holds an MA in literature from Laval University. La petite et le vieux, her debut
novel, was published in Quebec in 2010 and won Radio-Canada's "Battle of
the Books" and the Archambault prize. She currently teaches literature at
Maisonneuve College in Montreal.
Wayne Grady is the author of fourteen books of science and natural history
and the editor of six anthologies of short stories. His translations of Daniel
Poliquin's Black Squirrel and Francine D'Amour's Return from Africa were
shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award, and he is the winner of
the John Glassco Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for
Translation. He lives near Kingston, Ontario, with his wife, novelist Merilyn
Simonds.
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Anansi Fiction
March 30, 2013
Bone and Bread
By Saleema Nawaz
A heady, powerfully emotional novel that is part family saga, part love
story, and part mystery.
Beena and Sadhana are sisters who share a bond that could only have been
shaped by the most unusual of childhoods — and by shared tragedy.
Orphaned as teenagers, they have grown up under the exasperated watch of
their Sikh uncle, who runs a bagel shop in Montreal’s Hasidic community of
Mile End. Together, they try to make sense of the rich, confusing brew of
values, rituals, and beliefs that form their inheritance. Yet as they grow
towards adulthood, their paths begin to diverge. Beena catches the attention
of one of the "bagel boys" and finds herself pregnant at sixteen, while
Sadhana drives herself to perfectionism and anorexia.
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When we first meet the adult Beena, she is grappling with a fresh grief:
Sadhana has died suddenly and strangely, her body lying undiscovered for a
week before anyone realizes what has happened. Beena is left with a burden
of guilt and an unsettled feeling about the circumstances of her sister’s death,
which she sets about to uncover. Her search stirs memories and opens
wounds, threatening to undo the safe, orderly existence she has painstakingly
created for herself and her son.
Heralded across Canada for the power and promise of her debut collection,
Mother Superior, Nawaz proves with Bone and Bread that she is one of our
most talented and unique storytellers.
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Saleema Nawaz is the author of the short story collection Mother Superior,
which was shortlisted for the Quebec Writers' Federation Best First Book
Prize. Her story "My Three Girls" won the Journey Prize in 2008. Born and
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raised in Ottawa, Ontario, she currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.
Holding Still For As
Long As Possible
Zoe Whittall
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Anansi Fiction
Clear Skies, No Wind,
100% Visibility
March 16, 2013
By Théodora Armstrong
"Théodora Armstrong’s stories are brash and brainy." — Mark Anthony
Jarman
Set against the divergent landscape of British Columbia — from the splendours
of nature to its immense dangers, from urban grease and grit to dry, desert
towns — Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility examines human beings and
their many frailties with breathtaking insight and accuracy.
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Théodora Armstrong peoples her stories with characters as richly various — and as compelling — as her settings. A soon-to-be father and haute cuisine
chef mercilessly berates his staff while facing his lack of preparedness for
parenthood. A young girl revels in the dark drama of the murder of a girl from
her neighbourhood, until she begins to suspect that her troubled brother might
be the murderer. A novice air-traffic specialist must come to terms with his
first loss — the death of a pilot — on his watch. And the dangers of deep
canyons and powerful currents spur on the reckless behaviour of teenagers as
they test the limits of bravery, friendship, and sex.
With startling intimacy and language stripped bare, Clear Skies, No Wind,
100% Visibility announces the arrival of Théodora Armstrong as a striking new literary voice.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Théodora Armstrong is a short-story writer and poet. Her work has appeared
in numerous literary magazines across the country such as Event, Prairie
Fire, The Fiddlehead, Descant, The New Quarterly, and Contemporary Verse
2. In 2008 she won a Western Magazine Award for Fiction, and her stories
have been included in both The Journey Prize Anthology 20 and Coming
The Juliet Stories
Attractions 10. Théodora lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her Carrie Snyder
husband and daughter. She is at work on her first novel.
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For Sure
By France Daigle
Translated by Robert Majzels
For Sure is the tender story of a young family living in Moncton, New
Brunswick, and a subtle, complex exploration of the relationship
between place, language, and culture.
For Sure is among other things a labyrinth, a maze, an exploration of the folly
of numbers, a repository, a defense and an illustration of the Chiac language.
Written in dazzling prose — which is occasionally interrupted by surprising bits
of information, biography, and definitions that appear on the page — Daigle
perfectly captures the essence of a place and offers us a reflection on
minority cultures and their obsession with language.
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It is also the continuing story of Terry and Carmen, familiar to us from previous
works, their children Etienne and Marianne, and all those who gravitate around
the Babar, the local bar in Moncton — the Zablonskis, Zed, Pomme — artists
and ordinary people who question their place in the world from a distinct point
of view that is informed by their geography, and by their history, politics, and
culture.
Masterfully translated from French by award-winning translator Robert
Majzels, For Sure is the moving story of a family and a surprising,
staggeringly original work that represents a corner of our country.
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France Daigle is the author of eleven novels, including Real Life, 1953, A Fine
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Passage, Life's Little Difficulties, and Just Fine, which won the France
Acadie Prize, the Prix Éloize, and the Prix Antonnie-Maillet-Acadie Vie. She
lives in Moncton New Brunswick.
Robert Majzels is a novelist, poet, playwright, and translator. He won the
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Governor General's Literary Award for French to English translation for Just
Fine, from the French Pas Pire, by France Daigle (2000). Robert lives in
Calgary.
Life's Little
Difficulties
France Daigle
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Time Warped
Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception
By Claudia Hammond
"A fascinating and at times mind-boggling book that will change the
way you think about time." — Financial Times
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We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost
impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how
much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and
improve our relationship with it?
Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience,
and biology, and using original research on the way memory shapes our
understanding of time, acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond
delves into the mysteries of time perception. Along the way, she introduces
us to an extraordinary array of colourful characters willing to go to great
lengths in the interests of research, such as the French speleologist Michel,
who spends two months in an ice cave in complete darkness.
Time Warped shows us how to manage our time more efficiently, speed time
up and slow it down at will, plan for the future with more accuracy, and,
ultimately, use the warping of time to our own advantage.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Born Liars
Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and psychology
Ian Leslie
lecturer. She is the author of Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey through the
Science of Feelings, which was published in six territories. She won the 2011
Mind Media's Making a Difference Award (given to those who set the agenda
and initiate change) and the British Psychological Society's 2012 Public
Engagement and Media Award. She has also been shortlisted for the
Professional Publishers Association Magazine Columnist of the Year Award,
the International Award for Humanitarian Journalism, and the Medical
Journalism Awards.
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The Blue Book
By A.L. Kennedy
Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, Long-listed
"A masterful novel, imaginatively crafted, shaped by big, precisely
articulated emotion." — The Times
Elizabeth Barber is crossing the Atlantic by liner with her perfectly adequate
boyfriend, Derek, who might be planning to propose. In fleeing the UK —
temporarily — Elizabeth may also be in flight from her past and the
charismatic Arthur, once her partner in what she came to see as a series of
crimes. Together they acted as fake mediums, perfecting the arcane skills
practiced by effective frauds.
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Day
A.L. Kennedy
Elizabeth finally rejected what once seemed an intoxicating game. Arthur
continued his search for the right way to do wrong. He now subsidizes free
closure for the traumatized and dispossessed by preying on the super-rich.
The pair still meet occasionally, for weekends of sexual oblivion, but their
affection lacerates as much as it consoles.
Elizabeth hadn’t, however, expected the other man on the boat. As her
voyage progresses, Elizabeth’s past is revealed, and codes slowly form and
break as communication deepens. It’s time for her to discover who are the
true deceivers and who are the truly deceived.
But is the book itself — a fiction which may not always be lying — deceiving the
reader? Offering illusions and false trails, magical numbers and redemptive
humour, this is a novel about what happens when we are misled and when we
are true: an extraordinarily intricate and intimate journey into our minds and
hearts undertaken by a writer of great gifts — a maker of wonders.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
The author of five previous novels, two books of non-fiction, and five collections
of short stories, A. L. Kennedy's last novel, Day, was the 2007 Costa Book of
the Year. She has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young
British Novelists and has won a host of other awards. She lives in Glasgow
and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University.
What Becomes
A.L. Kennedy
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Nice Weather
By Frederick Seidel
A stunning new collection from the "beguiling and magisterial" poet
(New York Times Book Review).
"Something is going on. Something is wrong."
Frederick Seidel — the "ghoul" (Chicago Review), the "triumphant
outsider" (Contemporary Poetry Review) — returns with a dangerous new
collection of poems. Nice Weather presents the sexual and political themes
that have long preoccupied Seidel — and thrilled and offended his readers.
Lyrical, grotesque, elegiac, this book adds new music and menace to his
masterful body of work.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
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Frederick Seidel's many books of poems include The Cosmos Trilogy, OogaBooga, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and Poems 19592009. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2002 PEN/Voelker
Award for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and the
Lamont Prize. He lives in New York City.
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Doppler
By Erlend Loe
Translated by Don Bartlett
Translated by Don Shaw
A bestseller in Scandinavia — Doppler is the enchanting, subversive, and
very unusual story about one man and his moose.
This beguiling modern fable tells the story of a man who, after the death of his
father, abandons his home, his family, his career, and the trappings of
civilization for a makeshift tent in the woods where he adopts a moose-calf
named Bongo. Or is it Bongo who adopts him? Together they devote
themselves, with some surprising results, to the art of carefree living.
Hilarious, touching, and poignant in equal measure — you will read it with tearstained cheeks and sore sides — Doppler is also a deeply subversive novel
and a strong criticism of modern consumer culture.
• FICTION / Humorous
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• 978-1-77089-301-6
Erlend Loe was born in 1969 in Trondheim, Norway. He studied folklore, film
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studies, and literature before working as a newspaper critic, in a psychiatric
hospital, and as a schoolteacher. He is the author of six novels, and four
children's books, which have been translated and published in twenty-one
countries. He lives in Norway.
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LAUNCHED TO mARK OUR FORTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY,
the A List is a series of handsome new editions of classic Anansi titles.
Encompassing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, this collection includes
some of the finest books we’ve published. We feel that these are great
reads, and the series is an excellent introduction to the world of Canadian
literature. The redesigned A List books will feature new cover art by noted
Canadian illustrators, and each edition begins with a new introduction
by a notable writer. We can think of no better way to celebrate fortyfive years of great publishing than by bringing these books back into the
spotlight. We hope you’ll agree.
Sarah macLachlan, President & Publisher
SURVIVAL: A THEmATIC GUIDE TO CANADIAN LITERATURE
By margaret Atwood with a new Introduction by the author
978-1-77089-252-1 | Paperback $14.95 | Jul 12, 2012
Whenfirstpublishedin1972,SurvivalwasconsideredthemoststartlingbookeverwrittenaboutCanadian
literature.Sincethen,ithascontinuedtobereadandtaught,anditcontinuestoshapethewayCanadians
lookatthemselves.Survivalissimultaneouslyabookofcriticism,amanifesto,andacollectionofpersonal
andsubversiveremarks.
THE CIRCLE GAmE
By margaret Atwood | Introduction by Suzanne Buffam
978-1-77089-278-1 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
TheappearanceofMargaretAtwood’sfirstmajorcollectionofpoetrymarkedthebeginningofatruly
outstandingcareerinCanadianandinternationalletters.ContainingmanyofAtwood’sbestandmost
famouspoems,The Circle Gamewonthe1966GovernorGeneral’sAwardforPoetryandrapidlyattainedan
internationalreputationasaclassicofmodernpoetry.
CIVIL ELEGIES
By Dennis Lee | Introduction by Nick mount
978-1-77089-249-1 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
Civil ElegiesisDennisLee’suncompromisingexplorationofcitizenship,bothCanadianandhuman.Eli
MandelhascalledCivil Elegiesoneofthemostimportantcontemporarybooksofpoetryinourcountry.It
wasthewinneroftheGovernorGeneral’sAwardforPoetryin1972.
POEmS FOR ALL THE ANNETTES
By Al Purdy | Introduction by Steven Heighton
978-1-77089-260-6 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
OriginallypublishedbyContactPressin1962,thenlaterbyHouseofAnansiin1967,andagainina
revised,expandededitionin1972,Poems for All the Annettesstandsasoneoftheessentialdocumentsofthe
greatAlPurdy’scareer.Itisatoncetheperfectintroductiontothisremarkablepoet’sworkandacollection
richanddeepenoughtosatisfyeventheexperiencedPurdyfan.
FIVE LEGS
By Graeme Gibson | Introduction by Sean Kane
978-1-77089-257-6 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
FirstpublishedbyAnansiin1969,Five LegswasabreakthroughforCanadianexperimentalfiction,selling
1,000copiesinitsfirstweek.AtthetimeScottSymonswrotethat“Five Legshasmorepotentwritinginit,
pageforpage,thananyotherCanadiannovelthatIcanthinkof.”
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“It’s incredible that the House of Anansi has survived for forty-five
years; and that it has gone beyond mere survival, and is now thriving.
I hope it will persist for another forty-five years, and that Canada
will persist as well; and that the reading of books will still take place,
and that readers will continue to find such reading an enjoyable and
meaningful way to spend time. For if so, the human race will also have
survived. And why should it not? Incredible things do happen.”
— margaret Atwood from the Introduction to
the A List edition of Survival
THE HOCKEY SWEATER AND OTHER STORIES
By Roch Carrier | Translated by Sheila Fischman | Introduction by Dave Bidini
978-1-77089-251-4 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
“TheHockeySweater,”thetitlestoryinthis20-storycollection,hasbecomeanenduringclassic:aQuebec
boyandHabsfanisshippedaTorontoMapleLeafssweaterbymistake.Itencapsulateseverythingyouneed
tounderstandFrenchandEnglishCanada,toldwithhumourandlove.
KAmOURASKA
By Anne Hébert | Introduction by Noah Richler
978-1-77089-254-5 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
AclassicofCanadianliteraturebythegreatQuebecoisewriter,Kamouraskaisbasedonarealnineteenthcenturylove-triangleinruralQuebec.Translatedintosevenlanguages,KamouraskawontheParisBook
PrizeandwasmadeintoalandmarkfeaturefilmbyClaudeJutra.
SELECTED SHORT FICTION OF LISA mOORE: OPEN AND DEGREES OF NAKEDNESS
By Lisa moore | Introduction by Jane Urquhart
978-1-77089-255-2 | Paperback $14.95| Oct 13, 2012
LisaMoore’sstoriesarebright,emotionallyengaging,tangible.The Collected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore
showsusthatlove,alongsidedesire,cansometimescomeasasurprise,sometimesanambush.Shesplices
momentsandimagestogethersoadroitly,sovividly,you’llswearyou’velivedthemyourself.
THE OUTLANDER
By Gil Adamson | Introduction by Esta Spalding
978-1-77089-259-0 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
GilAdamson’sextraordinarynovelopensinheart-poundingmid-flightandpropelsthereaderthrough
agrippingroadtripwithatwist—thesteelyoutlawinthisstoryisagrief-struckyoungwoman.Part
historicalnovel,partGothictale,andpartliteraryWestern,The Outlanderisanoriginalandunforgettable
read.
DE NIRO’S GAmE
By Rawi Hage | Introduction by Colm Tóibín
978-1-77089-250-7 | Paperback $14.95 | Oct 13, 2012
Winnerofthe2008IMPACPrize,De Niro’s Gameisabeautiful,explosiveportraitofacontemporaryyoung
manshapedbyalifelongexperienceofwar.RawiHage’sbrilliantstylemimicsaworldgonemad:sosmooth
andapparentlysanethatitsrazor-sharpedgessurpriseandcutdeeply.Apowerfulmeditationonlifeand
deathinawarzone,andwhatcomesafter.
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Spiderline
An Ava Lee Novel The Red Pole of Macau
September 1, 2012
By Ian Hamilton
"A terrific story . . . Hamilton has created a marvellous character in
Ava Lee." — Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail
In The Red Pole of Macau, Ava’s half-brother Michael is desperate to pull out
of a multi-million-dollar real estate deal in the territory of Macau. The
developers are threatening to halt construction unless Michael and his
business partner put up another $80 million; the bank is looking for repayment
on their loan; and her father is prepared to sell everything to protect his firstborn son.
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When Ava enlists Uncle for help, she discovers his health is failing and is
forced to turn to a former client, the cunning and seductive May Ling Wong.
As Ava follows the money trail, she finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into
Hong Kong’s dark and deadly world of organized crime.
Will Ava protect her family’s future? Or will this job lead to a violent end . . .
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Ian Hamilton is the author of The Water Rat of Wanchai, The Disciple of Las
Vegas, The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, and The Red Pole of Macau, the first four
Ava Lee novels. The Water Rat of Wanchai was a finalist for the Crime
Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and the CBC Bookie
Awards (Mystery and Thriller), and was an Amazon.ca Top 100 Book of the
Year, an Amazon.ca Top 100 Editors' Pick, an Amazon.ca Canadian Pick, an
Amazon.ca Mysteries and Thrillers Pick, a Toronto Star Top 5 Fiction Book of
the Year, and a Quill & Quire Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year.
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October 6, 2012
A Marko della Torre Novel Zagreb Cowboy
By Alen Mattich
Set in 1991 Yugoslavia, Zagreb Cowboy is the spectacular debut novel
in a taut new crime fiction series, featuring one of the most compelling
characters in crime fiction: Marko della Torre.
Yugoslavia, 1991. The State is crumbling, and in the midst of the political
chaos secret policeman Marko della Torre has been working both sides of the
law — but somewhere along the way he’s crossed the line. When a corrupt
cop called Strumbc helps three hired Bosnian thugs to hunt him down and kill
him, della Torre makes a run for it through Croatia, Italy, and finally to London,
where he’ll take Strumbic for all he’s worth.
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A page-turning thriller shot through with black humour and razor-sharp
dialogue, Zagreb Cowboy is the spectacular debut novel in a taut new crime
fiction series.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Alen Mattich was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and grew up in Libya, Italy,
Canada, and the United States. He went to McGill University for his
undergraduate degree and did post-graduate work at the London School of
Economics. A financial journalist and columnist, he's now based in London
and writes for Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. The second Marko
della Torre novel, Killing Pilgrim, will be published in fall 2013.
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Elena Forbes
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The Scottish Banker of
Surabaya
February 16, 2013
By Ian Hamilton
"[A] globe-hopping crime thriller." — National Post
Ava begins an investigation into what she thinks is a Ponzi scheme. The trail
leads her to a bank in Indonesia that is run by a Scot, but in actuality is a
front for an elaborate money-laundering operation for Italian mobsters. The
relationship between Ava and the Scotsman turns nasty and personal.
Meanwhile, Uncle’s health problems become apparent...
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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Ian Hamilton is the author of The Water Rat of Wanchai, The Disciple of Las
Vegas, The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, and The Red Pole of Macau, the first four
Ava Lee novels. The Water Rat of Wanchai was a finalist for the Crime
Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and the CBC Bookie
Awards (Mystery and Thriller), and was an Amazon.ca Top 100 Book of the
Year, an Amazon.ca Top 100 Editors' Pick, an Amazon.ca Canadian Pick, an
Amazon.ca Mysteries and Thrillers Pick, a Toronto Star Top 5 Fiction Book of
the Year, and a Quill & Quire Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year.
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July 14, 2012
Easy to Like
By Edward Riche
" . . . hilarious . . .laugh-out-loud funny . . . " — Maclean’s
Shortlisted for the BMO Winterset Award
From award-winning author Edward Riche comes a savagely funny satire
about "C"-list screenwriter and wannabe vintner Elliot Johnson. Disillusioned
by his floundering Los Angeles existence — his writing career is at a low, his
struggling vineyard is being investigated by the Feds, and his son, a former
child star, is in prison — Elliot does what any self-respecting wino would do:
escape to France.
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But fate has other things in store. Stranded in Canada by an expired
passport, he is encouraged to remain there due to his bit part in a growing
Hollywood scandal. Deciding that Toronto may just be the perfect city in
which to lay low, Elliot kills time by bluffing his way to the top of the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation.
From the deranged flakiness of Los Angeles cults to the bureaucratic rituals
of Canadian culturecrats, Easy to Like is a brilliant satire about making and
breaking public taste from one of our most exciting, unapologetic literary
talents.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Edward Riche is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and playwright. His
previous novels include Rare Birds, which was adapted into a major motion
picture starring William Hurt and Molly Parker, and his second novel, The
Nine Planets, won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. His writing has appeared
in the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and the Telegram. Edward lives in St. John's
Newfoundland.
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Patrick deWitt
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"Easy to Like lives up to the promise of its title...Riche [has a] gift for withering
turns of phrase . . ." — Kevin Chong, Globe and Mail
". . . hilarious . . . laugh-out-loud funny . . ." — Maclean's
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May 12, 2012
DarkMarket
How Hackers Became the New Mafia
By Misha Glenny
The Orwell Prize 2012, Short-listed
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book 2011, Commended
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Misha Glenny
" . . . an engrossing yarn . . . 'DUN0DUNHWoffers an eminently readable,
witty narrative that sustains suspense until the very last pages." — Wall
Street Journal
Do you think your computer is secure? Don’t be so confident, says Misha
Glenny, acclaimed journalist and author of the international bestseller
McMafia. His explosive new book DarkMarket explores the rise of hackers
and how — through cyber crime, cyber warfare, and cyber industrial
espionage — they have supplanted traditional crime syndicates to become the
new global mafia.
Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year,
fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, and highly intelligent new breed of
criminal: the hacker. By investigating the rise and fall of the criminal website
DarkMarket, Glenny has uncovered the most vivid, alarming, and illuminating
stories. He takes us from Google headquarters in California to Turkey’s
National Intelligence Ageny in Istanbul to the Internet cafes of Odessa,
Ukraine, to introduce us to and explain all the players in this clandestine
world — the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts, and the
victims — and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics,
economics and history.
Painstakingly researched and completely engrossing, DarkMarket takes us
on a journey around the globe to unravel the biggest threats facing the twentyfirst century. This is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about what is
happening online and how to protect themselves.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Misha Glenny is the international bestselling author of McMafia: A Journey
Through the Global Criminal Underworld; The Rebirth of History; The Fall of
Yugoslavia (winner of the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Book on
Foreign Affairs); and The Balkans: 1804-1999. He was an International
Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and a visiting
professor at the London School of Economics. He has worked as a political
consultant in southeastern Europe, and is regularly consulted by U.S. and
European governments on Balkan issues. He is a regular contributor to
newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, London Review of Books,
The Globe and Mail, The New Statesman, The Washington Post, and The
Financial Times. He lives in London, U.K.
REVIEWS
"Misha Glenny describes the battle [against cyber crime] in chilling detail." — Toronto Star
"Nobody writes more compellingly about contemporary international crime than
the author of McMafia. Misha Glenny combines a terrific pace with the best
journalistic practice and stylish writing . . . Illuminating and terrifying." — Martin
Levin, Globe and Mail
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The Antagonist
June 9, 2012
By Lynn Coady
Scotiabank Giller Prize 2011, Short-listed
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book 2011, Commended
Toronto Star Reviewers' Top 100 Books 2011, Commended
Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Pick 2011, Commended
Amazon.ca Best Books: Canadian Fiction 2011, Commended
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". . . by turns angry, funny, tender, and sad . . ." — Globe and
Mail
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The hulking Gordon Rankin has spent his life cast as an enforcer, a goon —
by his classmates, his coaches, and especially his own father, Gordon
Senior, an unfortunate victim of small man syndrome. Rank duly accepts his
role and spends the majority of his high school and university years
implementing the violent commands of others. Until one day tragedy strikes,
with only Rank to blame. With nobody to turn to, he disappears.
But almost twenty years later Rank discovers that an old, trusted friend — the
only person to whom he has ever confessed his sins — has published a novel
mirroring Rank’s life. The betrayal cuts to the deepest core of him, and forces
Rank to confront the tragic true story from which he’s spent his whole life
running. A diatribe, a prayer, an ode to what it means to be a man, Rank’s
painful, suspenseful, and often hilarious journey grabs us by the throat and
the heart and never lets us go. This is Rank’s turn to finally set the record
straight.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Lynn Coady is an award-winning author, editor, and journalist. Her previous
novels include Saints of Big Harbour, which was a national bestseller and a
Globe and Mail Top 100 book, and Mean Boy, a Globe and Mail Top 100
book. Her popular advice column, "Group Therapy," runs weekly in the Globe
and Mail. Coady is originally from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and is
now living in Edmonton, Alberta.
REVIEWS
"A deft blend of farce, tragedy and wry social comment, The Antagonist is no
mean feat." — Barbara Carey, Toronto Star
"The Antagonist could have not have come at a better time. In our fast, mediasaturated world, this novel gives the reader the refreshing and increasingly
rare opportunity to take a closer, more compassionate look at someone
wrongly judged by his outer shell." — Heather Leighton, Rover Arts
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April 28, 2012
The O'Briens
By Peter Behrens
"A major accomplishment." — New York Times
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The O’Briens follows the family from The Law of Dreams two generations
later: Joe O’Brien is coming of age in a new century in remote Pontiac
County, Quebec, with his two brothers and two sisters by his side. Their
father has abandoned the family and died in the South African war; their frail
mother has remarried the abusive and lecherous Mick Heaney. Joe and his
siblings escape the poverty and violence of the Pontiac, but as Joe travels the
continent, building a business and a bright young family with his wife, Iseult,
he is never quite able to leave his past behind.
Told from the perspectives of Joe, Iseult, and their children and spanning the
construction of the Canadian railroad as well as both world wars, this is a
majestic novel that mirrors the scope and sweep of what Wilfrid Laurier calls
"Canada’s Century." Tragic, romantic, and as vivid as the novel that preceded
it, The O’Briens is an epic of great heart, imagination, and narrative force.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Peter Behrens is the author of the Governor General's Literary Award-winning
novel, The Law of Dreams, published around the world to wide acclaim, and a
collection of short stories, Night Driving. His short stories and essays have
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appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, Saturday Night, and the National
Post. He was born in Montreal and lives on the coast of Maine with his wife
and son.
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Peter Behrens
REVIEWS
"[The O'Briens] is impressive in its scope and ambitious in its goals. Behrens'
writing is always tight, and some of his descriptions are flat-out jaw-dropping."
— Globe and Mail
"Pitch perfect." — National Post
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How Should a Person Be?
June 16, 2012
By Sheila Heti
"Complex, artfully messy, and hilarious . . . A book that risks
everything." — Miranda July, author of No One Belongs Here More
Than You
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Ticknor
Sheila Heti
From the internationally acclaimed author of The Middle Stories and Ticknor
comes a bold interrogation into the possibility of a beautiful life. How Should a
Person Be? is a novel of many identities: an autobiography of the mind, a
postmodern self-help book, and a fictionalized portrait of the artist as a young
woman — of two such artists, in fact.
For reasons multiple and mysterious, Sheila finds herself in a quandary of
self-doubt, questioning how a person should be in the world. Inspired by her
friend Margaux, a painter, and her seemingly untortured ability to live and
create, Sheila casts Margaux as material, embarking on a series of
recordings in which nothing is too personal, too ugly, or too banal to be turned
into art. Along the way, Sheila confronts a cast of painters who are equally
blocked in an age in which the blow job is the ultimate art form. She begins
questioning her desire to be Important, her quest to be both a leader and a
pupil, and her unwillingness to sacrifice herself.
Searching, uncompromising and yet mordantly funny, How Should a Person
Be? is a brilliant portrait of art-making and friendship from the psychic
underground of Canada’s most fiercely original writer. This paperback edition
features new and expanded content.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Sheila Heti is the acclaimed author of the novel How Should a Person Be?,
the story collection The Middle Stories, which was published in Germany,
France, The Netherlands, the United States, and Spain, and the novel
Ticknor, which was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Her writing has
appeared in various literary anthologies and in several US and Canadian
publications, including New York Times Magazine, Esquire, the Globe and
Mail, the Toronto Star, and Brick. Heti is also the creator of the popular
Toronto and New York-based lecture series, Trampoline Hall. She studied
playwriting at the National Theatre School in Montreal, and philosophy and art
history at the University of Toronto. Sheila Heti lives in Toronto.
REVIEWS
"Original, Contemplative, and often tangential, this is an unothodox compilation
of colorful characters, friendship, and sex." — Publishers Weekly
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The Emperor of Lies
August 18, 2012
By Steve Sem-Sandberg
Translated by Sarah Death
Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012, Long-listed
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book 2011, Commended
Longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
In February 1940, the Nazis established what would become the secondlargest Jewish ghetto in the Polish city of Lódz. Its chosen leader: Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a sixty-three-year-old Jewish businessman and
orphanage director — and the elusive, authoritarian power sustaining the
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From one of Sweden’s most critically acclaimed and bestselling authors, The
Emperor of Lies chronicles the tale of Rumkowski’s monarchical rule over a
quarter-million Jews for the next four years. Driven by a titanic ambition, he
sought to transform the ghetto into a productive industrial complex and strove
to make it — and himself — indispensable to the Nazi regime. Drawing on the
detailed records of life in the Lódz ghetto, Steve Sem-Sandberg captures the
full panorama of human resilience and probes deeply into the nature of evil. He
asks the most difficult questions: Was Rumkowski a ruthless opportunist, an
accessory to the Nazi regime driven by a lust for power? Or was he a
pragmatic strategist who managed to save Jewish lives through his
collaboration policies?
Winner of the August Prize, Sweden’s most important literary award, The
Emperor of Lies is a haunting, profoundly challenging novel.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
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Steve Sem-Sandberg is an award-winning Swedish writer, critic, and
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has won a number of literary prizes, including the August Prize, the
translator. He is the author of twelve novels and four works of nonfiction. He
Aftonbladet Literary Award, and the De Nios Grand Award, and was a finalist
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for the prestigious Nordic Council Literary Award on two occasions. His
critically acclaimed and powerful novel The Emperor of Lies has been
Far to Go
published in more than twenty countries. He divides his time between Vienna
Alison Pick
and Stockholm.
Sarah Death is a translator, literary scholar, and editor of the UK-based
journal Swedish Book Review. She lives in England.
REVIEWS
"Absorbing from first page to last . . . Dickens would have been very
pleased with this novel." — Guardian
". . . a brilliantly constructed novel, massive, detailed, teeming with characters;
it capturesthe reader from almost the first page and does not let go." — Globe and Mail
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Granta
August 1, 2012
To the Island
By Meaghan Delahunt
He disappeared. That's all she really knew.
In search of her father Andreas, whom she has never met, Lena travels with
her small son from Australia to Greece. On the island of Naxos she finds him,
a wary, tormented man living in self-imposed exile and haunted by what
happened to him under the rule of the Colonels in the 1960s. Slowly Lena
unlocks the secrets of her father's past, and in getting to know him begins to
understand the dark realities of contemporary Greek history.
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To the Island is a book about the impact of larger political events on the lives
of ordinary people, and how political and personal betrayals reverberate
across generations, beautifully evoking the currents and cross-currents
between individuals, within families and in broader society. And in Lena and
Andreas's stories, it shows how difficult it is to confront our personal and
collective pasts — and the terrible consequences of being unable to do so.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Meaghan Delahunt's first novel, In the Blue House, was nominated for the
Orange Prize, won the Saltire First Book Prize, a Scottish Arts Council Book
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of the Year Prize and a regional Commonwealth Prize. She lectures in
• 272 pages
Creative Writing at the University of St. Andrews. Born in Melbourne,
Meaghan Delahunt now lives in Edinburgh.
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Granta
August 1, 2012
Gioconda
By Lucille Turner
A solitary child, Leonardo's only intimate is Lisa Gherardini, the girl who spies
on him in his workshop. Spurned by his tutor, he is sent by his despairing
father to Florence as an apprentice. Under the guiding hand of Verrocchio, the
master sculptor, he begins to make his name. But success requires sacrifice;
Florence demands a level of conformity impossible for him. Forced to leave,
Leonardo places himself at the service of the charismatic, power-thirsty Duke
of Milan. His journey leads him back to Lisa and the portrait he has waited so
long to paint, the culmination of his life's work.
From the glittering court of the Medici to the mortuaries of Milan and the
battlefields of the Po valley, Lucille Turner's powerful novel vividly imagines
Leonardo's lonely struggle to convince others of his vision of the world.
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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
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Lucille Turner was born in Bournemouth in 1964 to a French mother and
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English father. Having worked as a translator and journalist for a number of
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years, she now teaches Literature and Communication at Sophia Antipolis
University in France.
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Leaving the Atocha
Station
September 1, 2012
By Ben Lerner
Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a
prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and
his attitude towards art. Fuelled by strong coffee and self-prescribed
tranquillizers, Adam's 'research' soon becomes a meditation on the possibility
of authenticity, as he finds himself increasingly troubled by the uncrossable
distance between himself and the world around him. It's not just his imperfect
grasp of Spanish, but the underlying suspicion that his relationships, his
reactions, and his entire personality are just as fraudulent as his poetry.
In prose that veers between the comic and tragic, the self-contemptuous and
the inspired, Leaving the Atocha Station is a dazzling introduction to one of
the smartest, funniest and most audacious writers of his generation.
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• 978-1-84708-745-4
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
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Born in Kansas in 1979, BEN LERNER is the author of three books of poetry,
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The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. He has been a
finalist for the National Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and the
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recipient of a Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first
American to win the Münster State Prize for International Poetry. He teaches in the writing program at Brooklyn College. This is his first novel.
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August 1, 2012
Granta 120
Medicine
Edited by John Freeman
From the chalky horse-pills of faceless pharmaceutical conglomerates to the
hot toddy that was Grandmother's remedy for bruised knees, broken hearts
and everything besides — here are stories about the ways we face our
ailments and the ways we seek to cure ourselves. Rose Tremain contributes
an extract from her highly anticipated new novel; Alice Munro writes a
haunting, beautiful memoir about a strange phase in her childhood; Gish Jen
tells a story about two brothers who fix up a house — but can't quite fix up the
ageing parents who will live in it. The issue includes new poetry by Ben Lerner
and Angela Carter, as well as non-fiction pieces by Chris Adrian, Richard Ford
and a highly regarded writer who breaks her silence about living with MS.
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• 978-1-90588-161-1
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
• $19.95
John Freeman's criticism has appeared in more than two hundred newspapers
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around the world, including the Guardian, the Independent, The Times and the
Wall Street Journal. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, is published by
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Scribner in the US and Text in Australia.
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Granta
October 1, 2012
Make Believe
A True Story
By Diana Athill
In Make Believe, Diana Athill, acclaimed author of Instead of a Letter and
Stet, remembers her turbulent friendship with Hakim Jamal, a young black
convert to the teachings of Malcolm X, whom she met in London in the late
1960s.
Despite a desperately troubled youth, he became an eloquent spokesman for
the black underclass, was Jean Seberg's lover and published a book about
Malcolm X, before descending into a mania that had him believing he was
God. A witness to his struggles, Diana Athill writes with her characteristic
honesty about her entanglement with Jamal, Jamal's relationship with the
daughter of a British MP, Gail Benson, and Jamal's, and separately Gail's,
eventual murders.
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General
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
• 978-1-84708-632-7
Diana Athill was born in 1917. She helped Andre Deutsch establish the
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publishing company that bore his name and worked as an editor for Deutsch
for four decades. Athill's distinguished career as an editor is the subject of her
acclaimed memoir Stet, which is also published by Granta Books, as are five
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volumes of memoirs, Instead of a Letter, After a Funeral, Yesterday Morning,
• 160 pages
Make Believe, Somewhere Towards the End, and a novel, Don't Look at Me
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Somewhere Towards the End, and was presented with an OBE. She lives in
Like That. In January 2009, she won the Costa Biography Award for
London.
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After A Funeral
October 1, 2012
By Diana Athill
This is the story of how and why a talented writer came to kill himself.
When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, an Egyptian in exile, she fell in
love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi moved into her flat, they shared
housework and holidays, and a life of easy intimacy seemed to beckon.
But Didi's sweetness and intelligence soon revealed a darker side — he was a
gambler, a drinker and a womanizer, impossible to live with but impossible to
ignore. With painful honesty, Athill explores the three years they spent
together, a period that culminated in Didi's suicide — in her home — an event
he described in the journals he left for her to read as 'the one authentic act of
my life'.
• BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY /
General
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Diana Athill was born in 1917. She helped Andre Deutsch establish the
• 978-1-84708-633-4
publishing company that bore his name and worked as an editor for Deutsch
• $16.95
for four decades. Athill's distinguished career as an editor is the subject of her
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acclaimed memoir Stet, which is also published by Granta Books, as are five
volumes of memoirs, Instead of a Letter, After a Funeral, Yesterday Morning,
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Make Believe, Somewhere Towards the End, and a novel, Don't Look at Me
Like That. In January 2009, she won the Costa Biography Award for
Somewhere Towards the End, and was presented with an OBE. She lives in
London.
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Granta
September 1, 2012
All Made Up
By Janice Galloway
In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice
Galloway reveals how the child introduced in This is Not About Me evolved
through her teenage years.
When she started secondary school, Galloway was still sharing a bed with
her mother and was more excited by Latin and school orchestra than by
boys. But as she struggled with the physical and emotional changes of
adolescence, almost everything she thought she knew began to change.
Combining visceral descriptions of puberty, sex and school-room politics with
the story of a family's secrets, Galloway casts her gaze on the morals and
ambitions of one small town, in writing that is personal, defiant and eloquent.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
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General
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Janice Galloway's previous books include the novels The Trick Is to Keep
Breathing, which won the 1990 MIND Book of the Year Award; Foreign Parts,
which won the 1994 McVitie's Prize; and Clara, which won the 2004 Saltire
Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of two collections of short
stories. She lives and works in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
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October 1, 2012
The Ego Trick
By Julian Baggini
Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or
five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years
hence is in some sense a different person? What and who is the real you?
Does it remain constant over time and place, or is it something much more
fragmented and fluid? Is it known to you, or are you as much a mystery to
yourself as others are to you? With his usual wit, infectious curiosity and
bracing scepticism, Julian Baggini sets out to answer these fundamental and
unsettling questions. His fascinating quest draws on the history of philosophy,
but also anthropology, sociology, psychology and neurology; he talks to
theologians, priests, allegedly reincarnated Lamas, and delves into real-life
cases of lost memory, personality disorders and personal transformation; and,
candidly and engagingly, he describes his own experiences. After reading The
• PHILOSOPHY / General
Ego Trick, you will never see yourself in the same way again.
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Julian Baggini is the editor and co-founder of The Philosopher's Magazine. His
books include Do You Think What You Think You Think? (with Jeremy
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Stangroom), What's It All About? Philosophy and the Meaning of Life, the
bestselling The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten, and The Duck that Won the
Lottery, all published by Granta Books.
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The Book of Barely
Imagined Beings
October 1, 2012
A 21st Century Bestiary
By Caspar Henderson
From Axolotl to Zebrafish, meet a world of 'barely imagined beings': real
creatures that are often stranger and more astonishing than anything dreamt
in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to
the most arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the beauty
and bizarreness of the many living forms we thought we knew and some we
could never have contemplated, and invites us to better imagine the world
around us. An extraordinary, vivid combination of natural history and spiritual
primer, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is a mind-expanding, wonder• NATURE / General
inducing read.
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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
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Caspar Henderson has been a journalist and editor with various publications
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and broadcasters, including BBC Radio 4, the Financial Times, the
Independent, Nature, New Scientist and openDemocracy (where he was
senior editor for three years). He is a past recipient of an IUCN-Reuters award
for best environmental reporting in Western Europe. He co-authored Our
Fragile Earth (2005, New Internationalist) and was the commissioning editor
for Debating Globalization (2005, Polity).
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Gossip from the Forest
November 1, 2012
A Search for the Hidden Roots of Our Fairytales
By Sara Maitland
Fairytales are one of our earliest and most vital cultural forms, and forests one
of our most ancient and primal landscapes. Both evoke a similar sensation in
us — we find them beautiful and magical, but also spooky, sometimes
horrifying.
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In this fascinating book, Maitland argues that the two forms are intimately
connected: the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils of the forests
were both the background and the source of fairytales. Yet both forests and
fairy stories are at risk and their loss deprives us of our cultural lifeblood.
Maitland visits forests through the seasons, from the exquisite green of a
beechwood in spring, to the muffled stillness of a snowy pine wood in winter.
She camps with her son Adam, whose beautiful photographs are included in
the book; she takes a barefoot walk through Epping Forest with Robert
Macfarlane; she walks with a mushroom expert through an oak wood, and
with a miner through the Forest of Dean. Maitland ends each chapter with a
unique, imaginitive re-telling of a fairystory.
Written with Sara's wonderful clarity and conversational grace, Gossip from
the Forest is a magical and unique blend of nature writing, history and
imaginative fiction.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Sara Maitland is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the
Somerset Maugham Award-wining Daughters of Jerusalem, and several
nonfiction books about religion. Born in 1950, she studied at Oxford University
and currently tutors on the Distance Learning MA in creative writing for
Lancaster University.
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November 1, 2012
Granta 121
Best of Young Brazilian Novelists
Edited by John Freeman
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Latin American
• 978-1-90588-163-5
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Since Granta's inaugural list of the Best of Young British Novelists in 1983 —
featuring Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis and
Julian Barnes — the Best of Young issues have been some of the magazine's
most influential. In 2010, Granta looked beyond the English-speaking world
with Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists. Now, with its first-ever issue
fully translated from Portuguese in partnership with Granta em Português, the magazine continues its work of celebrating emerging talent from around the
world.
Submissions by young and promising authors from across Brazil have been
read and discussed by a judging panel comprised of the country's foremost
literary figures — including Manuel da Costa Pinto, coordinator of the Paraty
Literary Festival, Cristovão Tezza is one of the most important writers in the
country, and Benjamin Moser, author of a biography on Clarice Lispector.
Their final choices will introduce the world to the diversity and uniqueness of
Brazilian literature today.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
John Freeman's criticism has appeared in more than two hundred newspapers
around the world, including the Guardian, the Independent, The Times and the
Wall Street Journal. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, is published by
Scribner in the US and Text in Australia.
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August 1, 2012
Remedy
By Anne Marsella
Meet Remedy: a young, single American living on the rive gauche and toiling
at an on-line fashion magazine. She may have her feet on well-trodden expat
ground, but she has her head in the clouds and the path she walks through
Paris is distinctly original. When she's not dreaming up articles about this
season's must-have accessory or foiling her best friend's attempts at matchmaking, she attends mass with a blind nun, shimmies her way through bellydancing classes and meditates on the lives of the saints. All the while,
believing that spiritual enlightenment and romantic fulfilment might be just
around the corner ...
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Originally from California's San Joaquin Valley, Anne Marsella now lives in
• FICTION / General
Paris with her husband, a jazz musician, and their son. Her previous books
• 978-1-84627-092-5
are an acclaimed collection of stories, The Lost and Found and Other Stories
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(NYU Press), Patsy Boone (Editions de la Différence) and Remedy
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(Portobello, 2007).
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The Falafel King is Dead
September 1, 2012
By Sara Shilo
The town has lost its famed falafel king, but the Dadon family have also lost a
father and husband. Living with the daily threat of Katyusha missiles from
neighbouring Lebanon, and struggling to survive amid the rubble of their lives,
Simona and her three children each find their own way of coping with their
grief, their fear and their hopes. Raw, lyrical, shocking and moving, Sara
Shilo's powerful debut novel recounts the life of an ordinary Israeli family over
the course of a single, extraordinary day in prose that we have never before
encountered in contemporary Hebrew literature.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Sara Shilo was born and raised in Jerusalem, in the German Colony area, and
• FICTION / General
• 978-1-84627-222-6
• $16.95
currently lives in a small town in northern Israel, Kfar Vradim, with her family.
She worked in children's education running a puppet theatre and only began
writing for adults at age 40.
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February 1, 2013
The Foundling
By Agnes Desarthes
Jerome is a calm man — at least, that's what he'd always believed. But when
his daughter's boyfriend dies in an accident, he is overwhelmed by
unexpected grief. As he struggles to make sense of the loss and his own
reaction to it, he finds himself assailed by emotions and memories he has
allowed to lie dormant: the residual feelings for his ex-wife; a baffling new
attraction to a stranger; a precarious friendship with a retired policeman; and,
above all, unsettling questions about his own past and the family he never
knew. In returning to the forests of his childhood and the darkest nights of the
second world war, Jerome gradually, painfully begins to piece together the
truth of his own origins and the tragedy that his adoptive parents tried to bury.
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• 978-1-84627-412-1
• English
• Trade paperback
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
AGNÈS DESARTHE was born in Paris in 1966 and has written many books for children and teenagers, as well as adult fiction. She won the Prix du Livre
Inter in 1996 for Un Secret sans importance and has had three previous novels
translated into English: Five Photos of My Wife, which was short-listed for the
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Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Jewish Quarterly Fiction Prize,
• 272 pages
Good Intentions, and Chez Moi (Portobello, 2008).
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November 1, 2012
Slavery Inc.
The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking
By Lydia Cacho
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Illegal, inhuman, and impervious to recession, there is one trade that
continues to thrive, just out of sight. The international sex trade criss-crosses
the entire globe, a sinister network made up of criminal masterminds, local
handlers, corrupt policemen, wilfully blind politicians, eager consumers, and
countless hapless women and children. In this ground-breaking work of
investigative reporting, the celebrated journalist Lydia Cacho follows the trail of
the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq,
Georgia to the UK, to expose the trade's hidden links with the tourist industry,
internet pornography, drugs and arms smuggling, the selling of body organs,
money laundering, and even terrorism. This is an underground economy in
which a sex slave can be bought for the price of a gun, but Cacho's powerful
first-person interviews with mafiosi, pimps, prostitutes, and those who
managed to escape from captivity makes it impossible to ignore the terrible
human cost of this lucrative exchange. Shocking and sobering, Slavery Inc, is
an exceptional book, both for the colossal scope of its enquiry, and for the
tenacious bravery with which Cacho pursues the truth.
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INDEX
Adamson, Gil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
After A Funeral. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
All Made Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Antagonist, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Armstrong, Théodora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Athill, Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 35
Atwood, Margaret. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Baggini, Julian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Balkans, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Bartlett, Don. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Behrens, Peter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Bidini, Dave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Blue Book, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Bone and Bread. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Book for Dangerous Women, The. . . . . . 7
Book of Barely Imagined Beings, The. . . 38
Born Liars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Buffam, Suzanne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cacho, Lydia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Carnival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Carrier, Roch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Circle Game, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Civil Elegies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility. . . 12
Coady, Lynn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cobain, Ian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cockroach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cruel Britannia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Daigle, France. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
DarkMarket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 25
Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
De Niro’s Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 19
Death, Sarah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Delahunt, Meaghan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Desarthes, Agnes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
deWitt, Patrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Disciple of Las Vegas, The . . . . . . . . . . 21
Does the 21st Century Belong to China?. . . 5
Doppler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Easy to Like. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ego Trick, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Emperor of Lies, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Evil in Return. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Falafel King is Dead, The. . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Far to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ferguson, Niall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Fischman, Sheila. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Five Legs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
For Sure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Forbes, Elena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Foundling, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Fraser, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Freeman, John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 40
Galloway, Janice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Gibson, Graeme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Gioconda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Glenny, Misha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 25
Gopnik, Adam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Gossip from the Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Grady, Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Granta 120 Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Granta 121, Best of Young Brazilian
Novelists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Griffiths, Rudyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Hage, Rawi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 19
Hamilton, Ian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 23
Hammond, Claudia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Has the European Experiment Failed?. . . . 5
Hébert, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Heighton, Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Henderson, Caspar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Heti, Sheila. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hockey Sweater and Other Stories, The. . . 19
Hoggard, Liz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Holding Still For As Long As Possible. . . 11
How Should a Person Be?. . . . . . . . . . . 28
Is Work Killing You?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Joffe, Josef. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Juliet Stories, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Just Fine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Kamouraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Kane, Sean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Kelman, Stephen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Kennedy, A. L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Kissinger, Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Krugman, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lavoie, Marie-Renée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Law of Dreams, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Leaving the Atocha Station. . . . . . . . . 32
Lee, Dennis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Lerner, Ben. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Leslie, Ian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Life’s Little Difficulties. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Loe, Erlend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maitland, Sara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Majzels, Robert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Make Believe, A True Story. . . . . . . . . . 34
Malla, Pasha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Mandelson Lord, Peter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Marsella, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Martin, Sandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Mattich, Alen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
McMafia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 25
Mister Roger and Me. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Moore, Lisa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Moritz, A. F.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Mount, Nick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Nawaz, Saleema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
New Measures, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Nice Weather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
North America`s Lost Decade?. . . . . . . . 5
O’Briens, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
One Bird`s Choice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Outlander, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
People Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Pick, Alison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Pigeon English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Poems for All the Annettes. . . . . . . . . . 18
Posen, Dr. David. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Purdy, Al. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Red Pole of Macau, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Reid, Iain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remedy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Riche, Edward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Richler, Noah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Scottish Banker of Surabaya, The . . . . 23
Secret of the Crown, The . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Seidel, Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore. . 19
Sem-Sandberg, Steve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Shaw, Don. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shilo, Sara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Sisters Brothers, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Slavery Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Snyder, Carrie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Spalding, Esta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Survival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ticknor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Time Warped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
To the Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Tóibín, Colm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Truth About Luck, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Turner, Lucille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Turok, Neil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Universe Within From Quantum
to Cosmos, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Urquhart, Jane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Water Rat of Wanchai, The . . . . . . . . . . 21
What Becomes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Whittall, Zoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Wild Beasts of Wuhan, The . . . . . . . . . . 23
Winter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Withdrawal Method, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Working the Dead Beat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Zagreb Cowboy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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