• News

    Friday August 8th 2014

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Named Writer to Watch for 2014

    CBC Books has included Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in their list of 12 Writers to Watch for 2014.

  • News

    Thursday July 31st 2014

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on Grassy Narrows for the CBC

    “Canada simply cannot set aside Anishinaabeg political traditions and our understandings of the treaty because it’s convenient, they have the power to do so, and they want the land.”

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson writes a passionate editorial for CBC Aboroiginal on Grassy Narrows. Read the full article here.

  • News

    Wednesday July 9th 2014

    Free Poetry Sampler from CV2

    Contemporary Verse 2 magazine has created a series of free summer 2014 poetry samplers from Caitlin Press, Brick Books, and ARP Books. Our sampler features poets Angela Hibbs, Roewan Crowe, and Emma Healey. You can download a copy as an epub or PDF here.

  • News

    Sunday July 6th 2014

    Two ARP Books on CBC Top Ten List

    CBC has posted a list of the top ten Indigenous books for summer reading. Both Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Simpson and The Winter We Danced by the Kino-nda-niimi Collective made the list. Check out the full list here.

  • News

    Wednesday July 2nd 2014

    Disasters and Tragedies from Coast to Coast: Ten Dark Moments in Canadian History

    Our friends at the Literary Press Group of Canada have posted a list of books about ten dark moments in Canadian history that includes ARP’s Dishonour of the Crown: The Ontario Resource Regime in the Valley of the Kibi Siji by Paula Sherman, a part of our Semaphore Series. Read the entire blog post here.

  • News

    Monday June 30th 2014

    Emma Healey In the LA Review of Books

    “Identities! Technology! A new era! Millennials! The thing practically writes itself — that is, unless you’ve seen a few episodes. The compulsion with Catfish is to ask, ‘what new thing can we learn about ourselves from watching this show?’ but really, the answer is: not much. Love is not new; nor is lying for it, and Millennials didn’t invent the concept of wanting what you can’t or don’t have.” Another brilliant essay from ARP author Emma Healey. Read the rest of the piece at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

  • Interview

    Friday June 20th 2014

    RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award Leanne Simpson on the significance of storytelling

    CBC Books interviews ARP author and award winner Leanne Simpson. You can read the full interview here and watch a clip from the award ceremony below.

  • News

    Thursday June 19th 2014

    Muskrat Magazine’s Indigenous Books for Summer

    Our friends over at Muskrat Magazine have released a list of eleven Indigenous books they recommend for your summer reading. Two ARP books made the list this year: The Winter We Danced and Islands of Decolonial Love. Check out the full list here.

  • News

    Tuesday June 17th 2014

    Emma Healey: This Name Ain’t Big Enough

    “I didn’t want to be the 22-year-old Emma Healey who spent her days working at a porn factory and her nights going home to “write” (which usually consisted of spitting out 500 words, watching two hours of Netflix, drinking half a beer and passing out at 10 p.m.). I wanted to be the 28-year-old Emma Healey who probably lived in a gorgeous London flat and had the kind of straight bangs I couldn’t pull off with my hair. I wanted to be the Emma Healey who had thought of a whole book and then written it so well that people wanted to pay money to read it. I didn’t want to tell the truth.”

    ARP author Emma Healey writes about (being) the other Emma Healey for the National Post arts blog. Read the entire piece here.

  • News

    Tuesday March 18th 2014

    Leanne Simpson Recipient of Inaugural RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award

    Leanne Simpson, a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist for Indigenous Peoples has been named the recipient of the inaugural RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. Ms. Simpson was nominated for the Award by Thomas King whose book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America won the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize. Established jointly by RBC and the Taylor Prize to promote emerging talent in non-fiction, the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award consists of a $10,000 cash prize, as well as the opportunity to be mentored by the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize winner.

    “For me, Leanne Simpson was an obvious choice,” said Thomas King. “She is a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism to song-writing. She is, in my opinion, one of the more articulate and engaged voices of her generation.”

    Read the full press release here.