"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My Publisher

From Oberon Press:

During its long history Oberon has launched the careers of some of Canada’s best-known writers: writers like David Adams Richards, Wayne Johnston, W.P. Kinsella and Rohinton Mistry. We founded two influential anthologies—Best Canadian Stories and Coming Attractions—that continue today to support new and established story writers. We are one of the very few publishers with a continuing commitment to Canadian poetry. We have also published 38 works of French-Canadian fiction in translation, introducing many of Quebec’s best writers to the rest of Canada. In 1971 we created the national restaurant guide Where to Eat in Canada, now in its 37th edition after selling more than 150,000 copies.

By the end of this year, Oberon will have a total of 639 titles in print in 1169 editions, featuring the work of such writers as W.P. Kinsella, Raymond Souster, David Adams Richards, Marie-Claire Blais, Wayne Johnston, Leon Rooke, Frances Itani, Douglas Glover, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Elisabeth Harvor, John Metcalf, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Elizabeth Brewster, Hugh Hood, David Helwig, bpNichol, Audrey Thomas, George Bowering, Isabel Huggan, Bronwen Wallace, Norman Levine, Gary Geddes and Steven Heighton.

A number of our books have been made into such films as Field of Dreams, Dance Me Outside and Margaret’s Museum. Twenty-four titles have been reissued in mass-market format by Harper Collins as The Oberon Library. And over the years Oberon books have won almost every prize in the country, including the Governor General’s Award.

“The Oberon imprint is about as close to a brand name as there is in Canadian publishing”—Books in Canada

My first novel with Oberon, The Dirty Milkman, was published in 2005. My second Oberon novel, A Place of Pretty Flowers, will be published in November 2007.

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