Cover reveal: Lisa Moore’s CAUGHT

Drum roll please . . .

Caught by Lisa Moore

Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable new novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted.

Available June 2013.
Find out more about CAUGHT.

What do you think of the cover? Let us know in the comments!

Canada Reads 2013 Winner: February by Lisa Moore

To celebrate Lisa Moore’s Canada Reads win, we are giving away our very last SIGNED FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER of February.

Enter to win HERE

Contest closes February 28, 2013.

Lisa Moore

More Lisa Moore news:

> Read a chapter of Lisa Moore’s forthcoming novel Caught in the eBook version of February!

> Signed paperback copies of February are available for purchase from our website. While supplies last.

> Lisa Moore’s Alligator is our Weekly Deal! Until February 24, use the coupon code WKLYDEAL to get 30% off Alligator.

> Stay tuned as we reveal the cover image for Caught soon! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to see this highly anticipated cover reveal.

Lisa Moore on the radio: 30th anniversary of the Ocean Ranger disaster

In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine’s Day storm. All eighty-four men aboard died. Lisa Moore’s latest novel, February, is the story of Helen O’Mara, one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns on the rig. This moving book was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and named a Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail.

Tomorrow morning Lisa Moore will be on CBC Radio One’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti, reading from February. This thirty-minute segment will also include an interview with Susan Dodd, author of The Ocean Ranger.

For those of you who can’t tune in tomorrow morning, we will post the link to the podcast version of the segment here tomorrow.

Update: the podcast version of the segment is now available.

March author events

Come out and see your favourite Anansi authors across Canada:


Ian HamiltonIan Hamilton (The Water Rat of Wanchai)

Reading at Harbourfront Centre
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre
235 Queen’s Quay Blvd.
Toronto, ON

Ben McNally/Globe Books and Brunch
Sunday, March 6, 10:00 a.m.
King Edward Hotel
37 King Street East
Toronto, ON
$45 includes brunch

Steven HeightonSteven Heighton (Patient Frame)

Atwater Poetry Project
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
Atwater Library and Computer Centre auditorium
1200 Atwater Ave.
Westmount, QC
Free admission



GeorGeorgia Nicolsgia Nicols (You and Your Future)

Tuesday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Winnipeg McNally Grant Park Prairie Ink
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB



Alison PickAlison Pick (Far to Go)

Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Burlington Public Library
Burlington, ON


Lisa Moore portraitLisa Moore (February)

The March Hare programming:

March Hare West
The Brass Taps (College St.), Toronto
Friday, March 4, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2:00 p.m.

Halifax Hare
The Carlton (Argyle St.), Halifax
Sunday, March 6, 8:30 p.m.

Eric’s Time
Albatross Hotel, Gander
Wednesday, March 9, 8:00 p.m.

Deer Lake
Roman Catholic Parish Hall, Deer Lake
Thursday, March 10, 8:00 p.m.

Friday Night
Corner Brook (location TBA)
Friday, March 11, 8:00 p.m.

Author picks for the holidays: Lisa Moore recommends THE SPARE ROOM

The book:

The Spare Room, by Helen Garner
ISBN: 978-0-88784-838-4 * $18.95

The recommender:

Lisa Moore, author of February

Lisa says:

Helen Garner’s Spare Room is spare. Spare and lush at the same time, so quick and fine it cuts to the bone. Garner’s novel is a transparent and moving account of a friendship between two women. It is the story of getting old, being beautiful, loving deeply, living a life of uncompromised, costly independence, then becoming dependent. It is a story that cracks open with need and illness and willful blindness and finally, acceptance and bravery. There is uncontainable rage against the things that can’t be changed. And it is a novel about grace. The Spare Room shows how to approach death with dignity and every sentence Garner fashions is full of that elegance and sadness. But friendship is the thing here, and it is the narrative engine — not sweet, not easy, not romantic — but messy and so full of meaning and insight it carries the reader, breaks her heart and mends it, sentence by sentence.

LISA MOORE is the acclaimed author of the novel Alligator, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, won the Commonwealth Fiction Prize (Canada and the Caribbean), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was also shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and became a bestseller. Her second novel, February, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize (Canada and the Caribbean). Lisa Moore lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.


Anansi and Groundwood news update

The latest from Anansi:

  • Alison Pick’s Far to Go has been presented with the 2010 Words Worthy Award! This award is chosen by the staff of Words Worth Books to honour a book that has been overlooked by Canada’s major literary prizes. From the press release: “We are pleased to announce that in our estimation, Alison Pick’s second novel Far to Go is the finest work of Canadian fiction published in 2010.”
  • The 2011 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist has been announced — and we are proud to have two Anansi books among the 15 excellent Canadian books longlisted for the award. Congratulations to Lisa Moore (February) and Marie-Claire Blais (Rebecca, Born in the Maelstrom)!

On the Groundwood side:

  • Kirkus Reviews has released its 2010 Best Children’s Books list, and we are thrilled to be strongly represented with two Groundwood titles: Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! (Marie-Louise Gay) and Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding (written by Jorge Argueta and illustrated by Fernando Vilela)! Congratulations to the authors and illustrators.
  • Playhouse Disney and Astral made a special announcement today: the Stella and Sam TV show, based on Marie-Lousie Gay‘s beloved books, will premiere on Sunday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m. EST! Read the full press release for more.
  • Last, but most certainly not least: today is Gordon Lightfoot’s 72nd birthday! We’re celebrating by reading Gordon’s new book, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, a picture book/gift book that is lavishly illustrated by the brilliant and award-winning illustrator Ian Wallace. Happy Birthday, Gord!