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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 in Management

John Calabro, one of Quattro Books’ founding partners, has left the company to work full time as Executive Director of the Toronto International Book Fair.

We thank John for his invaluable contributions to our press and wish him the utmost success with the Fair and in all his future endeavors. He remains a friend and advisor. We will publish his novella An Imperfect Man and will launch it at the Book Fair in November along with two other Quattro novellas.


Thank you to everyone who came out to the launch on May 28th!

It was a wonderful evening complete with the delicious cuisine at District Oven and readings from some of our hottest new titles below:

Pin Pricks by Phlip Arima,
Look at Me by Robert Shoub,
Rough Paradise by Alec Butler

Read more about our launch here

Check out our latest titles from our first Spring launch!

Sweet Nothing by Carmela Circelli,
Night Vision by Christopher Levenson,
Travels by Night by  George Fetherling,
Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table by  Peter O’Brien

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!

2015 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest

The 2015 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest opens on June 01, 2014 and runs until July 31, 2014. Quattro Books will publish the best novella manuscript by a Canadian author as part of their 2015 publishing list.

For more details, click HERE.

Check out this great article on the Descant blog by Lesley Kenny “The Novella: neglected middle child of prose” for an insight into the world of the novella

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.

Interviews, News and Reviews!

Take a look at this great interview with Rob Taylor and Christopher Levenson – HERE

Poetry Contest

 See more HERE