Olive Senior wins Matt Cohen Award

Congratulations to Olive Senior for winning the Writer’s Trust Matt Cohen Award! “The Writers’ Trust of Canada gave out seven prizes in recognition of the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and short story, as well as mid-career and lifetime achievement awards. Olive Senior was recognized with the Matt Cohen Award, which is given to a writer who has dedicated their […]

Olive Senior delivers prestigious 2019 Margaret Laurence Lecture: A Writer’s Life

With wit and heart, Olive Senior delivered the 2019 Margaret Lawrence Lecture to a packed audience. Born in Jamaica in 1941, the seventh of 10 children, Olive went on to become one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers. Hear excerpts from her lecture, readings from her work and a conversation with IDEAS producer Mary Lynk. To […]

Kiddo reviewed in ‘Quill and ‘Quire’

Kiddo by Tradewinds author Cynthia Nugent has received a very favourable review in ‘Quill and Quire’ magazine. “Kiddo’s adventures spin out over 15 highly amusing chapters that are equally strong as short stories. Nugent (Mister Got to Go) adds great little illustrations, which are sprinkled throughout the book, including of a bingo cage, tiddlywinks, and Kiddo’s Junior […]

The Princess Dolls shortlisted for the 2019 Vine Awards

Tradewinds title The Princess Dolls by Ellen Schwartz has been shortlisted for the 2019 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. “The Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to present another exciting edition of the Vine Awards, highlighting the best of contemporary Jewish writing for Canadian readers and celebrating exceptional literary talent, as evidenced by this […]

Boonoonoonous Hair featured in Kirkus Reviews’  roundup of the best children’s books in Canada

“So there we have it: a sampling of some of the great books coming across our northern border.” This year, Tradewinds title Boonoonoonous Hair  is included in Kirkus Reviews’  annual roundup of the best recent children’s books in Canada: “From Tradewind Press: Boonoonoonous Hair, by Olive Senior and illustrated by Laura James. When little Jamilla expresses […]

Anna Carries Water reviewed in Bluebird

A recent review in Bluebird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature 2015, praises Olive Senior’s Anna Carries Water: Young Anna lives in the Jamaican countryside where families have to carry water from the springs daily. Anna is excited to accompany her brothers and sisters as they complete this task each day; however, unlike her siblings, […]

Nicola Campbell to take part in Hornby Festival, 7 August

Catch Tradewinds author Nicola Campbell at the Hornby Writers’ Festival on 7 August for a day of celebrating indigenous Canadian writers. Wednesday, August 7th Writers Festival Schedule 10:30 am – noon Children’s readings and song with Monique Gray Smith/Ecko Aleck and Nicola I. Campbell 1 -3 pm – writer’s workshop with our four authors– If you […]