Home of the Novella
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.
2015 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest
We know you’ve been patiently waiting for the announcement of the shortlist for 2015 and it is finally here!
Congratulations to the Winner of the Ken Klonsky Novella Contest:
Loopholes by Showey Yazdanian
There were so many fantastic submissions this year and we thank everyone who participated.
Special mention to the shortlist of equally excellent titles:
– Escape!!! by JP Rodriguez
– The Book of Dennis by Jeff DeLuzio
– The Hunter by Perparim Kapllani
– Some Love by Emily Rossi
– Tomas and the Gypsy Violin by Robert Eisenberg
The 2016 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest opens on June 01, 2015 and runs until July 31, 2015. Quattro Books will publish the best novella manuscript by a Canadian author as part of their 2016 publishing list.
For more details, click HERE.
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
Night Vision Shortlisted for Governor General’s Award
Congratulations to Christopher Levenson for being shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards!
A podcast where Christopher talks a bit about Night Vision.
Check out this mention in the Ottawa Citizen!
See full list HERE
Find book HERE
2015 EVENTS & LAUNCHES
FALL 2014 TITLES
Set in downtown Toronto in the 1980s, the two stories in Costume and Bone are told with an intricacy which powerfully evokes both sense and dream.
Down the Street explores the breakdown of a marriage as seen through the stream of consciousness narrative of a woman as she unravels, reaching for drugs and affairs to numb the pain.
With comedy and pathos, Jazz wrestles with the realities of the courage it takes to be transgendered.
In Revenge of the Grand Narrative, the oldest man in the world teams up with the author of the most anticipated debut novel and they set out to investigate a mysterious earthquake that seems to have leapt from the world of fiction.
The Girl Before, the Girl After is the story of a man who would rather remain anonymous.
Set in Toronto’s seedy underbelly, The Green Hotel challenges our notions of ‘Toronto the good’.
In The Hundred Lives, Russell Thornton illuminates the intricate imaginative orders of love at work within an individual life.
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!
Interviews and Reviews
Check out Quill & Quire’s take on “The Girl Before, the Girl After” by Shawn Syms
A Review of When the Earth by Lisa Young by Jan Lermitte of Canadian Literature
Christopher Levenson : “A Political Literary Lion”
By Peter Robb of the Ottawa Citizen
Russell Thornton talks to PRISM International about his latest poetry collections!
Check out this Interview with Quattro Poet, Patricia Young!
A Review of Come Cold River by Karen Connelly by Esther Griffin of Prism International
Rob McClennan interviews Binnie Brennan HERE