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Quattro Books’ publications reflect the unique cultural character and dynamism of Canada today: what it has been, and what it is in the process of becoming. The Canadian literary scene is international; our national experience is informed and enriched through literatures brought by immigrants and newcomers. We are the home of the Novella.


A big thank you to everyone who attended the second Spring launch and supported these new authors and their books!

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If you missed the launches and want to pick up any (or all!) of our fabulous fall titles, visit their book pages to place your order today!

2015 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest

Get out your quills, pencils, typewritters, hammers and chisels for this year’s Klonsky Contest! Send us your novella’s starting June 1st and see our submission page for more information.

Quattro Books will publish the best novella manuscript by a Canadian author as part of their 2016 publishing list

For more details, click HERE.

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest:

Loopholes by Showey Yazdanian

Look forward to seeing Loopholes in your local bookstores soon and make sure to stop by Quattro’s Second Spring Launch on June 2nd to be the first to grab a copy!

Check out this great article on the Descant blog by Lesley Kenny “The Novella: neglected middle child of prose” for an insight into the world of the novella.

The Hundred Lives Shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize!

Congratulations to Jane Munro for her win with Blue Sonoma, and Michael Longley’s The Stairwell for the international prize.  The readings were all amazing to hear and the support from the Griffin Trust extended to poets and poetry across Canada and the world, was an incredible thing to be a part of.

Interviews and Reviews

Check out some new reviews for Midnight by Sharon Goodier and Stone Soup by Katherine L. Gordon

Russel Thornton “Reflects on Icons, Art, and Imagination” with the Coastal Spectator

If you are a Lawyer you won’t find this funny, BUT…- Facts are Stranger than Historical Fiction

Check out this Interview with Rob Mclennan

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Quill and Quire Reviews “Too Much on the Inside”

Check out the new INTERVIEW with Grace O’Connell of Open Book Toronto with Danila Botha, where they talk about her new book, “Too Much on the Inside”

The Furious Gazelle Reviews “JAZZ” by Elizabeth Copeland

Review of “The Green Hotel” by Jesse Gilmour – The Library of Pacific Tranquility

Review of “Real Gone” by Jim Christy – The Library of Pacific Tranquility

Michael Dennis reviews “Night Vision” by Christopher Levenson