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The New York Times Reviews “American War” by Omar El Akkad

The New York Times reviews Omar El Akkad‘s debut novel American Warcalling it “a surprisingly powerful novel — one that creates as haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy did in ‘The Road,’ and as devastating a look at the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in ‘The Plot Against America.'”

Read the full review!

A Disappearance in Damascus: Finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

The West Coast Book Prize Society has just announced the finalists for the 2017 BC Book Prizes, and A Disappearance in Damascus is a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize! Congratulations to Deborah Campbell!

Deborah Campbell Wins Freedom to Read Award

The Writers’ Union of Canada announced that Deborah Campbell, journalist and author, is the recipient of the 2017 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of free expression. Past recipients include Mohamed Fahmy, Janine Fuller, and Lawrence Hill.

Press release: S&S Canada to publish The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi

Canadian rights to Tima Kurdi’s memoir The Boy on the Beach: A Syrian Family’s Story of Love, Loss, and Hope, sold to Nita Pronovost and Brendan May at Simon & Schuster Canada.

Read more about the upcoming title!

Best Books of 2016

Congratulations Deborah CampbellA DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUSJay HoskingTHREE YEARS WITH THE RAT Kevin Patterson NEWS FROM THE RED DESERT – and Kerry Lee Powell WILLEM DE KOONING’S PAINTBRUSH -on making the NP99 list for 2016.

Congratulations Kerry Lee Powell, WILLEM DE KOONING’S PAINTBRUSH – Amy Jones WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – Andrew Sullivan, WASTE – and Amy Stuart, STILL MINE on making the Globe and Mails‘ 100 best books of the Year!

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