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.
Carol Off, award-winning author and host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens, will publish a new work of nonfiction with Random House Canada in the spring of 2017. When Home Won’t Let You Stay is a multi-faceted exploration of the international refugee experience. As a journalist, Off documents the harrowing and often grinding journey that refugees and their families face. But at its heart, this is a more personal narrative. It is the story of Asadullah Aryubwal and his family – refugees from Afghanistan, personally sponsored by Off – and their eight year journey to move from one side of the globe to the other, all in an effort to find safe harbour and a new place to call “home.” The deal was arranged jointly by Anne Collins and Pamela Murray at Random House Canada with Shaun Bradley.