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House of Anansi Press



House of Anansi Press was founded in 1967 by writers Dennis Lee and David Godfrey.

Anansi started as a small press with a mandate to publish only Canadian writers, and quickly gained attention for publishing significant authors such as Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, and Erín Moure, as well as George Grant and Northrop Frye.

In June 2002, House of Anansi was purchased from Stoddart Publishing by Scott Griffin, the founder of the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. Today, the company specializes in finding and developing Canada's great new writers of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, while maintaining a culturally significant backlist that has accumulated in the 45 years since the house was founded.

Anansi books have been regularly recognized by prize juries at home and abroad, including appearances on the longlists and shortlists of all major Canadian prizes as well as the Man Booker Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. In recent years, Anansi titles have won the Governor General's Literary Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the A. M. Klein Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and the Trillium Book Award.

In 2005, Anansi expanded its business by acquiring the venerable children's publisher Groundwood Books.

In 2010, the company launched Spiderline, a new imprint dedicated to the ever-popular crime fiction genre. In the same year, another imprint, Anansi International, was started to reflect the company's commitment to publishing the best voices from around the world.

Books By House of Anansi Press
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This section contains 18 books
The New Measures
The New Measures


US$ 21.99
Is Work Killing You?
Is Work Killing You?


US$ 24.99
The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories
The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories


US$ 14.99
The Circle Game
The Circle Game


US$ 14.99
The Universe Within
The Universe Within


US$ 21.99
The Wayfinders
The Wayfinders


US$ 21.99
Survival
Survival


US$ 19.99
The Truth About Luck
The Truth About Luck


US$ 18.99
Testament
Testament


US$ 19.99
The Middle Stories
The Middle Stories


US$ 14.99
Thrifty Gardening
Thrifty Gardening


US$ 21.99
Thrifty
Thrifty


US$ 21.99
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