Listen to Don Easton's interview on CBC's All Points West from August 18, 2011, where he discusses the art of writing fiction based on fact. The latest Jack Taggart Mystery involves drive-by shootings and a gang turf war. Author and former undercover RCMP officer Don Easton explains what we can learn from a crime novel. You can download an MP3 of the interview here: http://www.dundurn.com/audio/don_easton_interview_all_points_west_cbc_ra...
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You can help the Scotiabank Giller Prize select the titles for the longlist: http://www.scotiabankgillerprize.com/canlit2011.html Best of luck to Dundurn authors Lou Allin, Brenda Chapman, Farzana Doctor, Jill Downie, Don Easton, Barbra Fradkin, C.B. Forrest, d leonard freeston, Kenneth J. Harvey, John Moss, and Gregor Robinson, all of whom appear on the Scotiabank Giller prize website, the first step to making the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, shortlist, and ultimately winning the coveted Giller Prize.

Blue Butterfly Books to Join Dundurn

Posted on June 3 by admin
(Toronto, May 30, 2011) — Kirk Howard, president and publisher of Dundurn, and J. Patrick Boyer, president of Blue Butterfly Books, will consolidate their book publishing operations as of June 1, 2011. Blue Butterfly Books, now in its fourth year as an independent Canadian publisher of fiction and non-fiction, was affiliated with Cormorant Books for sales and distribution until last month when Cormorant’s president Marc Côté announced pairing of his operations with Thomas Allen & Son.
Free as a Bird by Gina McMurchy-Barber has taken the Canadian literary awards scene by storm. In recent weeks, the riveting YA novel has raked up several awards and nominations. As previously announced, Gina was among the nominees in the children's literature category for the 2010 Governor General's Literary Awards. Although she did not take home the ultimate win, her book was celebrated among its fellow nominees.
Author Merna Forster has returned to teach another lesson in women's history with 100 More Canadian Heroines, the follow-up to her hugely successful 100 Canadian Heroines. Merna will share the finer details of a new batch of extraordinary females from all walks of life. Your Turn to Judge by Clark Adams QC is a judicial spin on a choose-your-own-ending book. Readers are given details about real cases Adams, a retired judge, weighed in on, and form their own ruling before flipping to the back chapters to find out the real verdict.