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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.

Poetry in Transit

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If you live in Vancouver, make sure to keep an eye out for the return of Poetry in Transit! Russell Thornton’s poetry will be featured from his Griffin nominated collection, “The Hundred Lives”!


Quattro has some fantastic new fiction and some perfect poetry to round out the fresh Fall season!


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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

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

The South Branch Scribbler interviews the fabulous Elizabeth Copeland!

Ottawa Review of Books reviews “Too Much on the Inside” – Reviewed by Ranga Iyer-Rajah

“We empathize with him as we witness the trials, the pitfalls and the joys the frustrated youth endures to achieve his new identity.” – The Library of Pacific Tranquility Reviews JAZZ by Elizabeth Copeland

“What makes it even more compelling is this reader’s sense that the story might serve as a cautionary tale for a do-what-feels-good culture” – Carole Giangrande reviews “An Imperfect Man” by John Calabro

“For those readers who like to dip their toes into other people’s misery, Midnight is your huckleberry.”

Find out how Toronto became the 5th character in Danila Botha’s-Too Much on the Inside, and which books inspired her

Toronto Review of Books Chats with Lucinda Johnston

Check out Danila Botha’s Queen West this week with All Lit Up’s “Where in Canada” Feature !

New Review for “Running on the March Wind” by Lenore Keeshig – Launching Oct 14th! Thanks Subterranean Blue Poetry!

The Malahat Review’s Timothy Brownlow, reviews “Night Vision”

Too Much on the Inside makes it to the BookShelf

The Miramichi Reader interviews Danila Botha, and Reviews Binnie Brennan’s “A Certain Grace” 

The Miramichi Reader reviews Too Much on the Inside, and Oatcakes and Courage

A wonderful interview by Catherine Graham with Russell Thornton and The Rusty Toque

“Art is as much about creating as it is about giving”. Sonia Saikaley is a breath of fresh air in this wonderful new interview.

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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