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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.

Night Vision Shortlisted for Governor General’s Award

Congratulations to Christopher Levenson for being shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards!

Check out this mention in the Ottawa Citizen!

See full list HERE

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Quattro’s Fall launch (that’s right, there is only one!) will be on November 5th at the Supermarket at 7:30 pm.
So mark your calendars now and check the preview below!


Set in downtown Toronto in the 1980s, the two stories in Costume and Bone are told with an intricacy which powerfully evokes both sense and dream.

Down the Street explores the breakdown of a marriage as seen through the stream of consciousness narrative of a woman as she unravels, reaching for drugs and affairs to numb the pain.

With comedy and pathos, Jazz wrestles with the realities of the courage it takes to be transgendered.

In Revenge of the Grand Narrative, the oldest man in the world teams up with the author of the most anticipated debut novel and they set out to investigate a mysterious earthquake that seems to have leapt from the world of fiction.

The Girl Before, the Girl After is the story of a man who would rather remain anonymous.

Set in Toronto’s seedy underbelly, The Green Hotel challenges our notions of ‘Toronto the good’.

In The Hundred Lives, Russell Thornton illuminates the intricate imaginative orders of love at work within an individual life.

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