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Whittlenods occur when those who engage in talk and thought about cultural flotsam and jetsam discover the flaws in their habitual thinking.

This Month's Whittle Nod: Mulching Metaphors


Thistledown Press gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund for our publishing activities. 


William Patrick "W.P." Kinsella, 1935 – 2016

Wild Bill Is Done For...

W.P. Kinsella (Wild Bill) was a writer who rode the edge of fame and controversy for most of his life. His association with Thistledown Press was beautifully uncontrolled. He loved to turn up the volume when addressing accusations of political incorrectness dismissing critics who accused him of cultural voice appropriation with "The dogs keep barkin' and the caravan keeps rollin'." He delighted in reminding everyone that though he couldn't throw a baseball the sixty feet from the pitcher's mound to home plate that he wrote one of the greatest baseball novels ever written. He liked the scrabble word "stubbornest"— a lot.

Al Forrie


Four Thistledown books are included in the Crazy for Can Lit list courtesy of the Scotiabank Giller Prize!





Sept 21, 5 pm CST: Nobody Cries at Bingo to be featured on CBC Montreal's "Turtle Island Reads" competition

The Little Washer of Sorrows by Katherine Fawcett shortlisted for 2016 Sunburst Award
Upcoming Events
September 30, 2016
Bill Stenson @ Planet Earth Poetry Series more...
October 12, 2016
Stephen Henighan Toronto Launch more...
October 13, 2016
Book Launch for "Hanne and her Brother" more...
October 15, 2016
Rea Tarvydas @ Wordfest Calgary more...
October 15, 2016
Book Launch for "Fragment" by Craig Russell more...
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