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Quattro Books’ publications reflect the unique cultural character and dynamism of Canada today: what it has been, and what it is in the process of becoming. The Canadian literary scene is international; our national experience is informed and enriched through literatures brought by immigrants and newcomers. We are the home of the Novella.

Change of Personnel

Effective as of January 6, 2014, Maddy Curry will no longer be Assistant Publisher.  Kristen Blank will be the administrative contact for Quattro Books as Office Coordinator. Read Maddy’s farewell message.


Many thanks to all of you who came to our fall launches on Oct.24 and Nov.21! We were so glad you all came to celebrate the launch of our fall 2013 list with us:

Come Cold River by Karen Connelly,
Beyond Mudtown by Rob Rolfe,
Traitors’ Gate by Nicholas Pengelley,
The Invention of Death by Hubert Aquin, translated by Joseph Jones,
Dempsey’s Lodge by Eric Wright
The Emperor’s Panda by David Day
Cyclists by Lincoln Clarkes

If you missed the launches and want to pick up any (or all!) of our fabulous fall titles, visit their book pages to place your order today!

Quattro Books: Award Nominations

Congratulations to Claudio Gaudio whose novel, Texas, was just shortlisted for the 2013 ReLit Award for the Novel!

Congratulations, Jocelyne Dubois, shortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction for World of Glass.

And congratulations, John Calabro: Le Cousin (Lévesque éditeur, 2013), the translation of The Cousin (Quattro Books, 2009) was a French finalist for the 2013 Governor General Award for Translation (translator: Hélène Rioux)!
Read more about these award-nominated books HERE.

2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest Winner & Shortlist:

Please join us in congratulating the 2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest winner: Elizabeth Copeland for her novella JAZZ. Elizabeth’s award is publication with us: we are thrilled to welcome her into the Quattro family! See the full shortlist HERE.

PANDAmonium: Beloved children’s classic, The Emperor’s Panda, returns!

First published in 1986, David Day’s The Emperor’s Panda won an IBBY award and was nominated for a Governor General’s award and a National Library Award. Read more about this exciting re-issue HERE, as well as a great review!

One of the Original Four has moved on

As many of our friends already know, Beatriz Hausner, one of the four founders of Quattro Books, who was with us since we began in 2006, has left our partnership to pursue other opportunities. Beatriz was a vital contributor to the formative and ongoing vision of our press [...] Read more here.