Allow me to introduce: Susan Forest

One of Canada’s best-kept secrets, Susan Forest is an award-winning author, artist and publisher. And if you haven’t read her work, you should. She pushes boundaries, examines human relationships in impossible situations, much in the way of Candas Jane Dorsey (another of Canada’s best-kept secrets) and the illustrious Ursula K. le Guin. Susan first came to my attention in 2011 after an introduction from Robert Runté. He suggested we consider putting together a collection of…

Allow me to introduce: H.A. Hargreaves

Shortly after Robert Runté came aboard as senior editor with Five Rivers, he introduced me to H.A. Hargreaves. It was to be a relationship that went beyond publisher and author, for during the months and years that followed I came to call this quiet, unassuming, brilliant author a friend. The first book of Hargreaves’ we published was an updated and expanded version of his original collection of short stories, North by 2000, to which we added a +, and…

Dave Duncan’s Eocene Station shortlisted for the Endeavour Award

Five Rivers is pleased to announce Dave Duncan’s novel, Eocene Station, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Endeavour Award. Five novels written by writers from the Pacific Northwest are finalists for the 19th annual Endeavour Award.  The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00.  The winner will be announced November 17, 2017, at OryCon, Oregon’s primary science fiction convention. The finalists are: Arabella of Mars, by Portland, OR, writer David D. Levine, Tor Books; Dreams of Distant…

Candas Jane Dorsey named 2017 WGA Golden Pen Award recipient

The WGA Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of an outstanding Alberta writer. Past recipients are: Greg Hollingshead, Alice Major, George Melnyk, Fred Stenson, Aritha van Herk, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Myrna Kostash, Grant MacEwan, W.O. Mitchell, Rudy Wiebe, and Betty Jane Hegerat. This year’s recipient is Candas Jane Dorsey. Candas Jane Dorsey is known as a writer of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Ursula K. Le Guin has described Dorsey as, “brilliant as…

A Town Called Forget longlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Competing against both large and indie publishers, in a field of 68 entries, C.P. Hoff’s charming and deliciously madcap novel, A Town Called Forget has been longlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. C.P. Hoff is the nom de plume of Connie Penner, who Connie grew up as a gypsy. Well, she could have been a gypsy if her family could have afforded the wagon. Her parents were pragmatic and raised her not to…