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Jan 13, 2022

Cobra Clutch and Rolling Thunder author A.J. Devlin recently sat down with Bob Harris from Crime Writers of Canada to talk about the “Hammerhead” Jed Mystery...

Jan 12, 2022

NeWest Press would like to thank Michael Phair for nearly ten years of service to the Board. He has been an important, valuable board member, and though he is stepping away from the Press, we look forward to continuing to see him at book launches and other arts events. Thanks, Michael!

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Dec 7, 2021

Congratulations to Bertrand Bickersteth!

His debut poetry book, The Response of Weeds, has won the 8th Annual Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence in Poetry.

Thanks to the award organizers and judge, and...

Dec 3, 2021

We here at NeWest are saddened to report upon the passing of another author and member of the Edmonton publishing community, Walter Hildebrandt, on October 11, 2021. Walter was a frequent collaborator with Indigenous Elders on writing projects that challenged Canadians' preconceived notions of...

Nov 15, 2021

Officer of the Order of Canada
Recipient, Governor General’s Award for Poetry
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis Jean Webb on November 11, 2021, at 10 am. She died peacefully, on her own terms, at Lady Minto Hospital in Ganges,...

Nov 15, 2021

Award-winning Sto:lo author, poet, cultural commentator, Officer of the Order of Canada and mentor Lee Maracle passed away on November 11th, 2021.

As per the CBC, "The award-winning writer and esteemed mentor garnered worldwide attention for her powerful writing and life-long efforts to...

Sep 28, 2021

NeWest Press is thrilled to share that Bertrand Bickersteth's The Response of Weeds has won a 2021 High Plains Book Award in the First Book category!

Thank you to the Board of Directors of the High...

Sep 27, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of NeWest Press’s president, editor, and founding member Douglas Barbour. It was Doug’s original donation of $500 in 1978 that made it possible to get NeWest Press off the ground. His generosity toward the press took different forms over the...

Sep 24, 2021

We are proud to announce that starting next year the Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be renaming the “Speculative Fiction Book of the Year” award has been renamed the “Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction”!

Doug Barbour is an award-winning poet, one of the founders of NeWest...

Sep 20, 2021

Congratulations to C.J. Lavinge! Her debut novel, In Veritas, won the Speculative Fiction Book of the Year at the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

Congratulations...

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