Congratulations to Gary Barwin whose novel YIDDISH FOR PIRATES has won the Hamilton Literary Award for fiction!
YIDDISH FOR PIRATES is a brilliant novel filled with Jewish takes on classic pirate tales – fights, prison escapes, and exploits on the high seas – but it’s also a tender love story. Rich with puns, colourful language, post-colonial satire and Kabbalistic hijinks, YIDDISH FOR PIRATES is also a compelling examination of mortality, memory, identity and persecution, from one of this country’s most talented writers.
This singular novel is the winner of the 2017 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
We’re happy to be celebrating yet another achievement for Gary Barwin! For more information about this year’s winners, please visit: Thespec.com/yiddish-for-pirates-wins-hamilton-literary-award.
Congratulations to Gary Barwin, whose brilliant novel, Yiddish for Pirates, has debuted at #6 on the Maclean’s national bestseller list in its first week of publication. Help to celebrate this wonderful new work as Ben McNally’s The Fine Print presents Gary Barwin on April 25th at the Dora Keough in Toronto.
Penguin Random House Canada has acquired North American English rights to The Only Café, the next novel from Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author Linden MacIntyre. The Only Café explores a son’s search for the truth about his father’s disappearance five years after he went missing. It leads him from contemporary Toronto to the Middle East, to the war on terror, and to the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Publication is scheduled for August, 2017. The deal was done by Shaun Bradley of the Transatlantic Agency, with Anne Collins. The book will appear under the Random House Canada imprint.