The Landscape of Literary Publishing in Canada

Rooms 440-442, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Saturday, March 11, 2023
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Get to know some of the leading lights of Canadian literary publishing who just happen to be independent presses too! Book*hug, Coach House, Drawn & Quarterly, and Invisible titles have been nominated for or won the Booker, Giller, Governor General's, Lambda, and many other awards. We'll answer questions like: What is it like to publish books in the USA while based in Canada? What are Canadians reading and writing? What do US publishers have to learn from Canadians?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: OUTLINEThe_Landscape_of_Literary_Publishing_in_Canada.docx



Paul Constant

Alana Wilcox is the editorial director of Coach House Books, an independent literary publisher in Toronto. She is the author of an out-of-print novel and the founding editor of the uTOpia series of books about Toronto.

Hazel Millar is the co-publisher at Book*hug Press, a Canadian independent literary publisher working at the forefront of contemporary book culture. She is the past chair of the board of the Literary Press Group and sits on various publishing industry advisory committees. She lives in Toronto.

Norm Nehmetallah is the publisher of Invisible Publishing.


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