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New Star Books

New Star Books is known for its publishing particularly in the areas of social issues and politics, fiction and non-fiction, and poetry, as well as the culture and history of British Columbia and the West.


March 24th, 2010

Arsenal Pulp Press has three titles shortlisted for the 2010 Lambda Literary Awards for LGBT writing and publishing: The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You by S. Bear Bergman (transgender); I Like It Like That, edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel (gay erotica); and Fist of the Spider Woman, edited by Amber Dawn (LGBT SF/horror/fantasy). The awards will be presented in New York on May 27.

Douglas & McIntyre’s Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, has been nominated for the 2010 Doug Wright Award in the Best Book category. This annual award recognize graphic novels, comics, mini-comics, and experimental comics-based works published in English.

And congratulations to Orca Book Publishers who have two titles nominated for Canadian Library Association Awards. Walking Backward by Catherine Austen is nominated for 2010 Book of the Year for Children Award and Pierre Le Poof!, illustrated by Andrea Beck, is shortlisted for the 2010 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award that recognizes illustrators of books for children up t the age of 12.