BMO Winterset Long List

Congratulations to all of the authors on the 2022 BMO Winterset Award long list. We are thrilled to have four of our books featured: The Love Olympics by Claire Wilkshire, Crippled by Paul David Power, My Indian by Saqamaw Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill, and The Blue Moth Motel by Olivia Robinson.
Hear authors Paul David Power and Olivia Robinson on CHMR's The Write Project streaming on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube.

Last Chance to Vote for NL Reads

Tomorrow is the last day to vote for your favourite NL Reads selection! 

Check out this feature on Bridget Canning and her two books Some People's Children and The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes on CNA Profiles!


Available Now

Breakwater has the privilege of releasing Mary Dalton's 2020 Pratt Lecture: The Vernacular Strain in Newfoundland Poetry.
This book examines a range of poetry from the latter part of the 20th century, emphasizing the struggle towards a full, unabashed incorporation of Newfoundland English in all its beauty and variety.

Love for our Authors!

“[Claire Wilkshire's The Love Olympics is a] pleasant and humorous collection about love in all forms that follows a set of characters in a community in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I absolutely adored this collection!”

— Bookalong
“[P]eopled with frank, vulnerable, often extraordinary voices … [Rock Paper Sex Volume 2 by Kerri Cull] is another ranging and pointed take, shedding light on a shadowed occupation.”

—Joan Sullivan, The Telegram
“[Amanda Dorothy Jean] Bulman’s casual, yet polished recipe-writing feels refreshing […] In addition to recipes, [Salt Beef Buckets: A Love Story] explores things like rug hooking, berry picking, hunting and fishing. You'll learn how to build a fire for a boil-up, grow seedlings for a garden, or blend herbs and flowers for tea. In fact, you could consider this book an introduction to living and eating well in Newfoundland and Labrador – downhome 'hygge,' if you will.”
—Jonathan Randell Smith, Eating an Island
"[Trudy J.] Morgan-Cole weaves history and fiction in latest Cupids Trilogy installment, [Such Miracles and Mischiefs]."

—Joan Sullivan, The Telegram
International Women's Day
As a woman owned business, Breakwater Books will be at the St. John's Farmer's Market Women-Owned Business Market on Sunday, March 6, 2022, from 10 to 2. We will be highlighting some of our women authors and books, and will feature signings. See you at the SJFM!

The Writers' Alliance Newfoundland & Labrador is calling for interested participants to submit a recorded video featuring a reading of an original piece that focuses on International Women's Day's theme of #BreakTheBias
This is a paid opportunity open to WANL members. For more information, check out their website.
The deadline is Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5pm
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