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Even before coronavirus, there was an urgent need for clear communication, for translating science into plain language, for demystifying medicine and for reducing stigma around disease and disability. This type of science writing is even more critical during this global pandemic. 

In Jacob Bronowski’s 1973 book The Ascent of Man, based on the television series, he talks about the danger of an ‘aristocracy of intellect.’ He warns that keeping scientific knowledge only amongst such an aristocracy could “destroy the civilization that we know.” He writes:

Hello Canada, Publishing a first book takes a long time. It was over a year ago that Dundurn accepted Evie of the Deepthorn for publication, a figure that doesn’t include years of writing, revising, and submitting, and we still aren’t quite there yet. As I write this, the upcoming release seems both too soon and too far away, like getting there requires a leap of incredible faith. In some ways I feel as if I’m Achilles shooting an arrow towards a target in one of Zeno’s famous paradoxes, watching the arrow halve the distance endlessly, never quite advancing. But I know that one day—and soon—the arrow will inevitably hit its mark, the book will be released, it will find its audience, and I’ll feel that strange mixture of excitement, relief, and disappointment that comes with hitting a major milestone and inevitably wondering—when you’re allowed a minute to breathe—what comes next.

Hello Canada,

 

I wanted to be a fairy warrior princess when I grew up. My friends and I spent our recesses writing stories and acting out adventures: rescuing princes from evil wizards, practicing archery on horseback, attending balls to spy on a villainous lord.

I used to play dress up in long velvet gowns. I still do that, sometimes, but to be honest I think I look better in my black button-up shirt and floral-print bowtie. Gender is like that for me—dress up. It can be a lot of fun.

Hello Canada,

My name is Brenden Carlson, and I am publishing my first novel, Night Call, in June of 2020. It has been an incredible journey going from amateur writer to nearly published author, and it all began in 2008, when my parents accidentally bought me the wrong book.

OLA Super Conference: Author Signing Schedule

Posted on January 22 by Dundurn Guest in Events, News

Librarians, we can't wait to meet you at OLA Super Conference this month! Stop by Dundurn booth 437 to check out our latest releases, meet Canadian authors, score advance reading copy giveaways, and pick up some coveted swag.

 

DUNDURN AUTHOR SIGNINGS

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

10:30 a.m.  — Mystery

Erin Ruddy, Tell Me My Name

C.S. O’Cinneide, The Starr Sting Scale

 

11:30 a.m. — Adult Fiction

Brent van Staalduinen, Boy

Dear Canada,

 

My journey to publication of my first book was a journey that took over forty years...probably not an unusual statement for a memoir. However, believe me, I tried to write my story many, many times before it finally flowed effortlessly into the final form which will be published in February. I can see now that the story wasn't ready to be told until just this moment in time, because my motivation had to align with the purpose of the book in order for it to enter reality.

Hello Canada,

 

I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce myself and my series of novels featuring Victor Lessard, a detective sergeant at the Major Crimes Unit of the Montreal police. With Never Forget, the first release, you will follow Victor and his partner Jacinthe Taillon as they track down a ruthless killer. As you will see, it is a dark, twisted, action-packed, emotionally dense, heart-pounding thriller…

New Hires at Dundurn Press!

Posted on October 11 by Dundurn Guest in News

Dundurn Press has hired Whitney French, Julie Mannell, and Russell Smith as Acquisitions Editors. 

Whitney French is a writer and editor based in Toronto. She has received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Concordia University and is the editor of Black Lives Matter, a creative nonfiction anthology (University of Regina Press, 2019). She is passionate about grassroots community building and capturing unlikely stories. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys tree climbing, growing her own food, and spending time with her loud and rambunctious family. 

Petra's Ghost Book Trailer

Posted on August 28 by Dundurn Guest in Fiction, News, Recent Releases

Have you seen the book trailer for debut author C.S. O'Cinneide's new thriller, Petra's Ghost!

For more, or to order you copy click here.

A man's pilgrimage becomes something from his darkest nightmares when secrets arise and ghosts haunt his path.

Petra's Ghost, available now.

If you’ve already read Rockets Versus Gravity (and if you haven’t, consider this a teaser), you know that its theme is the interconnected nature of seemingly different lives, and that the independent storylines in the book eventually all come together, like the threads of a spider’s web joining in the centre.

The transformation of a single storyline from the book into the short film Royal Blood happened in a similar, interconnected way.

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