This week we hit a milestone and we're pretty proud. Our authors have racked up 25 award nominations and wins so far in 2021. From longlists and shortlists to a win for the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book (two years running)! A huge round of applause is in order for our authors and the whole Breakwater team.

On the Air: Us, Now and My Indian

Tzu-Hao Hsu and Santiago Guzmán, two of the contributors to Us, Now: Stories from the Quilted Collective, chatted with CBC's Weekend AM's Alex Kennedy. Listen to the piece at 14:28Us, Now will be arriving next week!

Chief Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill spoke about their new book, My Indian, the story of Sylvester Joe, the importance of Indigenous education in school curriculum, and the controversy that came with the title of the book on CBC Newfoundland Morning. Tune in at 9:55 to hear the full interview.

High praise for The Ice Shack and Little Red Shed

Two of our children's books have received special recognition. The Ice Shack written by Katia Canciani, illustrated by Christian Quesnel and translated by Jocelyne Thomas and Little Red Shed by Adam and Jennifer Young have been included in the Best Books for Kids and Teens 2021 catalogue, put together by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Each book also received a star which signifies a “title of exceptional calibre.”




Chief Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill at MTL YA Fest

Don’t miss Chief Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill talking about their brand new book, My Indian, at the MTL YA Fest Indigenous Voices panel this weekend! Register now at



Almost Feral ready for Japanese readers

To celebrate the Japanese translation of Almost Feral by Gemma Hickey, recently released by Akashi Shoten, join the Embassy of Canada to Japan, Gemma, Pride House Tokyo and Akashi Shoten on May 25 for a Zoom webinar featuring readings from the book in English and Japanese followed by a Q&A session. Find the Facebook event here.


Excerpts from Us, Now in the latest issue of Atlantic Books Today

The latest edition of Atlantic Books Today has excerpts from Us, Now! Check out pages 24-25 for a snippet of Lisa's Moore's introduction and a sampling of Tzu-Hao Hsu, Kyekue Mweemba and Prajwala Dixit's stories. 

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New website in the works

We're putting the finishing touches on a brand new Breakwater Books website. Improved search features, easy mobile ordering, blog posts and more are on the way. You'll be the first to know as soon as it launches!

Have a happy and safe Victoria Day weekend!