Thursday, February 19, 2009

EarLit Shorts audio short fiction series now available to libraries from

Attention Library Audio Buyers

Now Available from

The first three volumes ofEarLit Shorts
A new series of audio short fiction anthologies from
Rattling Books

The first three volumes of our EarLit Shorts series are now available to Libraries as Digital Downloads through

Edited by Susan Rendell and Janet Russell, each EarLit Shorts anthology features a selection of previously unpublished works by Canadian authors. Stories are narrated by a variety of voices, including the authors'.

EarLit Shorts Authors

Joel Thomas Hynes's Down to the Dirt won the Percy Janes First Novel Award and is now a feature film. His second novel, Right Away Monday, was published by HarperCollins in 2007.

Carmelita McGrath's story collection Stranger Things Have Happened (Killick Press, 1999) won the Writers' Alliance/Bennington Gate Newfoundland Book Award and was short-listed for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.

Kathleen Winter's story collection, boYs (Biblioasis 2007), won the Metcalf Rooke Award and the Winterset Award. Her fiction has appeared in leading Canadian and UK literary journals, and has appeared in Best Canadian Stories (Oberon, 2008).

Prudence Grieve's work can be found in The Eye in the Thicket: Essays at a Natural History (Thistledown Press, 2002).

Catherine Hogan Safer's first novel Bishop's Road (Killick Press, 2004) was nominated for the in Canada First Novel Award.

Russell Wangersky's short story collection, The Hour of Bad Decisions (Coteau Books, 2006)) was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean).

Claire Wilkshire's short fiction can be found in the Burning Rock anthologies Hearts Larry Broke and Extremities. She and John Metcalf are the co-editors of Writers Talking.

Richard Cumyn is the author of four collections of short fiction and a novella. His work has appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology.

Jessica Grant was the 2003 recipient of the McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Her first novel will be published by Knopf Canada in 2009.

Steven Heighton has received numerous awards for his poetry and short fiction, including the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Petra Kenney Prize.

Susan Rendell's fiction has appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology; her short story collection was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Awardand won a Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award.

Patrick Warner's book of poetry, There, there (VĂ©hicule Press,2005) won the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award. Mole will be published by House of Anansi Press in 2009.

Emily White's work has appeared in Adbusters, The Ecologist and The Journey Prize Anthology. McClelland & Stewart will publish her non-fiction work, The Empty Room, in 2009.

Rattling Books

Rattling Books is a "so small, we're fine" Canadian audio press, publishing poetry, fiction, and historical outdoor adventure non-fiction from a perch overlooking the Northwest Atlantic. Rattling Books has won three Earphones awards from the U.S. magazine AudioFile. AudioFile selected our edition of Montreal Stories by Mavis Gallant as one of the twelve best audio fiction books for 2007, placing us in the company of Penguin Audio, Random House Audio, Harper Audio and BBC Audiobooks America. Consumers can obtain Rattling Books CDs ordownloads directly from


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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Word of the Week over at REDEFiNE iT : spanish

Word of the Week over at our sister blog and facebook group REDEFiNE iT: Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Russell Wangersky wins Canada's largest literary non-fiction prize

Russell Wangersky has won the $40,000 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for 2009. He did it with "Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself" published by Thomas Allen Publishers.

Congratulations Russell!


Russell Wangersky also distinguishes himself as a fiction writer. Two of his short stories, Echo and McNally's Fair were recently published in audio format by Rattling Books as part of the short fiction audio anthology series EarLit Shorts.

Echo a short story by Russell Wangersky is read by Charlie Tomlinson.

McNally's Fair a short story by Russell Wangersky is read by the author.