Books in the Media: June 10, 2019

Find my weekly media titles for all my publishers on Bookmanager here. Note that Rough Magic is getting amazing media, I’ve included some details below. Also, PGC won BIG at the Griffin Prizes, taking home both International and Canadian prizes; winners receive $65,000 each.

Winner of the Griffin International Prize

Autobiography of Death by Hyesoon, Kim ; Choi, Don Mee (11/27/18)
9780811227346 | New Directions Publishing | PGC
Paperback | Price: $25.50
71 on hand.

Judges citation: “In the grievous wake of the Sewol Ferry incident of 2014, the Korean poet Kim Hyesoon composed a cycle of forty-nine poems – one for each day the dead must await reincarnation – to produce a harrowing work of shock, outrage, and veneration for the children lost to this disaster. Through Don Mee Choi’s extraordinary translations, we hear the clamorous registers of Kim’s art — a transnational collision of shamanism, Modernism, and feminism — yield ‘a low note no one has ever sung before.’ That otherworldly tone may sound like life itself, the poet sings, ‘for even death can’t enter this deep inside me.’”

Winner of the Griffin Canadian Prize

Quarrels by Joseph, Eve (05/30/18 | Out of Stock)
9781772141191 | Anvil Press Publishers | PGC
Paperback | Price: $18.00
Working with Anvil on getting more stock.

Judges citation: “In Quarrels, Eve Joseph’s delightful collection of prose poems, you enter the marvellous and that is the truth! The poet has surrendered herself to the realm of the illogical, trusting that it has a logic of its own, and the outcome is, indeed, a new music. These poems are intriguing spaces and moments defeating the boundaries of the real, but rest assured, Joseph leads you by the hand with warmth, wit and empathy.”

A truly endless amount of buzz for Rough Magic by Laura Prior-Palmer. It was included in Chatelaine’s June/July Summer Round Up, was a top 15 most anticipated book of the year by Esquire, and was included in a summer reads round up guide in The Globe and Mail this weekend!

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Prior-Palmer, Lara (05/17/19)
9781948226196 | Catapult | PGC
Cloth | Price: $37.50
Stock coming around then end of June.

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