Forward into 2017

Well look at that. Another new year. What’s in store at Five Rivers Publishing this year? Oh my, such a lot. We’re building on the successes of previous years with a line-up of new releases we think are going to fascinate you. February 1 First up is a remarkable and prodigious work of experimental archaeology in Michelle Enzinas’ Big Buttes Book: Annotated Dyets Dry Dinner (1599), by Henry Buttes, with Elizabethan Recipes. This is a fascinating tome….

Closing 2016

We’re closing in on the end of another year. What seems to have been a pivotal year for so many individuals and nations alike, on both a small and grand scale. From the micro perspective, it’s been a good year for Five Rivers Publishing. We’ve retained the brilliance and expertise of a remarkable group of creative folk throughout the publishing process. We’ve published some simply stunning works this year, books and authors worthy of your…

Joe Mahoney to publish novel with Five Rivers

We’re very pleased to announce Whitby author, Joe Mahoney, will be releasing his debut novel, A Time and a Place, October 1, 2017 through Five Rivers Publishing. Joe Mahoney works full-time for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he’s helped make many radio shows over the years, including Writers and Company, Quirks and Quarks, and Q. He’s produced documentaries on science fiction for The Arts Tonight and The Current. He produced Six Impossible Things, a compilation of short…

Welcome back, Sara Firmani

We’re pleased to announce, after a short departure, Sara Firmani is back with Five Rivers as a copy-editor. Sara Firmani is based in Cambridge, Ontario. She holds an Honours BA in English and Music from the University of Guelph, where she currently works, and has a Masters of Library & Information Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. She has also studied copy, stylistic, and substantive editing through The Chang School of Continuing Education at…

About those Canadian voices

To acknowledge this Canada Day, I thought I would explain a bit about Five Rivers’ mandate: publishing Canadian voices. That statement, publishing Canadian voices, might be thought a bit exclusionary, a bit insular, especially in light of an increasingly inclusive and global recognition. In fact, when I set my foot upon the path of this venture, this publishing house, I realized there were some very deep, fundamental beliefs I held that were worth exploring. At the forefront was the…