CANADIAN MANDA GROUP IS MOVING!

We are thrilled to announce that the Manda offices will be relocating to a new location as of Tuesday September 2nd, 2014. Our new address will be located at 664 Annette Street in Toronto, Ontario! Over the past few months, President Nick Smith and Vice President Carey Low have been hard at work turning this former beauty salon into a sleek office space.

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Since our founding in 1977, Manda Group has grown to become a major supplier of book and related products in Canada.  We look forward to continuing to grow our business in the new location.

For full contact details please read the following:

NEW ADDRESS:

CANADIAN MANDA GROUP
664 Annette Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6S 2C8
CANADA

Phone remains: 416-516-0911

Fax remains: 416-516-0917 (Toll Free: 1-888-563-8327)

Website: www.mandagroup.com

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The Sunburst Award Society 2014 Shortlist

The Sunburst Award Society recently announced their 2014 shortlist nominees, and we’re pleased to announce that a few of our exceptionally talented authors have been recognized!

The short-listed works in the ADULT category are:

9781455528400Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson
Grand Central Publishing/HBG
9781455528400
$17.00 TP

“Acclaimed novelist Nalo Hopkinson is well-known for her unique postmodern mythos, often drawing on Caribbean folklore, and placing complex characters smack in the center of worlds whose magic isn’t always kind and in which decisions are rarely easy. Her newest novel, Sister Mine, has a lighter edge than some of her previous work; it’s an engaging, messy fable about the interconnectedness of even the little things in our lives…This is a book about family, and Sister Mine remains a suitably imperfect and vibrant story of family in all its unfathomable wonders and annoyances, and the power it holds over us – or gives us.”NPR

51saTBcCMBL._SL500_AA300_This Strange Way of Dying by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Exile Editions/IPG
9781550963540
$18.95 TP

This Strange Way of Dying mixes Mexican folklore with urban life and throws in a dash of pulp flavour.”The Vancouver Province

 

 

 

 

The short-listed works in the YOUNG ADULT category are:

9780316053570_p0_v2_s260x420The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316053570
$19.99 HC

“Set in a magical forest populated by Bear People, an Apple Tree Man, and the Father of Cats, the story’s lyrical, folkloric style is well suited to a tale of magic and mystery. Vess’ line-and-watercolor illustrations (not seen in final form) appear throughout; they help to break up the text for younger readers and give form to de Lint’s unusual characters. Give this to fans of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black’s Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World around You (2005).”–BOOKLIST

 

Additionally, the jury has chosen to include a list of HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

indexBeyond the Rift by Peter Watts
Tachyon Publications/Legato/Raincoast
9781616961251
$18.50 TP

“From the award-winning author of the Rifters trilogy (Starfish; Maelstrom; Behemoth) comes a collection that demonstrates Watts’s skill with short fiction.”Library Journal

 

 

 

 

The awards will be presented in the fall of 2014.

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year.

For additional information about the Sunburst Award, the nominees and jurors, as well as previous awards, eligibility and the selection process, please visit the website at www.sunburstaward.org.

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Nebula Award Winners

Apparently, we cannot go a few days without announcing another AWARD winner. We’re starting to burst with joy for all the nominees and publishers.

Hachette Book Group authors were recognized at the Nebula Awards a couple of weeks ago, winning Best Novel (Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie), and Best Young Adult Book (Sister Mine by Canadian Nalo Hopkinson).  Congrats to all the winners!

Ancillary JusticeBest Novel:
Ancillary Justice
By Ann Leckie
9780316246620
$17.00. Paperback

Book Description:
From Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke Award nominated debut author, Ann Leckie, comes Ancillary Justice, a stunning space opera that asks what it means to be human in a universe guided by artificial intelligence. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren–a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose–to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.

“By turns thrilling, moving and awe-inspiring.” (The Guardian)

Read more at hachettebookgroup.com

 

9781455528400Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book:
Sister Mine
By Nalo Hopkinson
9781455528400
$17.00. Paperback

Book Description:
We’d had to be cut free of our mother’s womb. She’d never have been able to push the two-headed sport that was me and Abby out the usual way. Abby and I were fused, you see. Conjoined twins. Abby’s head, torso, and left arm protruded from my chest. But here’s the real kicker; Abby had the magic, I didn’t. Far as the Family was concerned, Abby was one of them, though cursed, as I was, with the tragic flaw of mortality.

Now adults, Makeda and Abby still share their childhood home. The surgery to separate the two girls gave Abby a permanent limp, but left Makeda with what feels like an even worse deformity: no mojo. The daughters of a celestial demigod and a human woman, Makeda and Abby were raised by their magical father, the god of growing things–a highly unusual childhood that made them extremely close. Ever since Abby’s magical talent began to develop, though, in the form of an unearthly singing voice, the sisters have become increasingly distant.

Today, Makeda has decided it’s high time to move out and make her own life among the other nonmagical, claypicken humans–after all, she’s one of them. In Cheerful Rest, a run-down warehouse space, Makeda finds exactly what she’s been looking for: an opportunity to live apart from Abby and begin building her own independent life. There’s even a resident band, led by the charismatic (and attractive) building superintendent.

But when her father goes missing, Makeda will have to discover her own talent–and reconcile with Abby–if she’s to have a hope of saving him . ..

“While the fantastical is ever-present, it’s the personal and familial that make Sister Mine engaging and captivating. Self-doubt, interpersonal conflict and the struggle for acceptance are just as powerful as the novel’s magical objects. Hopkinson’s deeply saturated, poetic language is perfect to relate this story, which is deeply felt.” (Globe and Mail)

Read more at hachettebookgroup.com!

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2014 Atlantic Book Awards Winners Announced

On May 23rd, the Atlantic Book Award winners were announced in Charlottetown, PEI. The awards were hosted by CBC Radio’s Matt Rainni.  Congratulations to all the winners!

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Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction) presented by Boyne Clarke
Fallsy Downsies by Stephanie Domet
Invisible Publishing (Distributed by LitDistCo)
9781926743417
$19.95

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Margaret and John Savage First Book Award Sponsored by Collins Barrow, Weed Man and the Savage Family
Turn Us Again by Charlotte R. Mendel
Roseway Publishing (Distributed by Brunswick Books)
9781552665701
$20.95

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