We might have coach in our name, but the books of Coach House are all first class: from the quality of their specially milled paper to the calibre of the words on their hand-bound pages. After over 50 years in the publishing biz, we aren’t just winging it; we've earned our wings. Join us as we launch our fall season to new heights at McNally Jackson's Williamsburg location. Included in the cargo hold are two new novels that will take you places a passport can't: Howard Akler's Splitsville, set in 1970s Toronto during the height of the Spadina Expressway protests, and Tamara Faith Berger's Queen Solomon, whose narrator travels from Ontario to Israel to escape his troubles – only to have them follow. In the Coach House poetry fleet, Midday at the Super-Kamiokande, by Matthew Tierney, takes smart poetry to the highest altitudes. So, please make sure your seatbacks are upright and tray tables stowed as we take off into the Coach House Books Fall 2018 season.
Howard Akler is the author of The City Man, which was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize, and the City of Toronto Book Award, and Men of Action, an essay about consciousness and fatherhood, also nominated for the City of Toronto Book Award.
Tamara Faith Berger was born in Toronto. She wrote porn stories for a living and attempted to make dirty films before publishing her first book, Lie With Me, in 1999. It was made into a film in 2004. In 2001, A Woman Alone at Night was published. These two novels were collected in Little Cat. Her third book, Maidenhead, won the 2012 Believer Book Award. She is also the author of Kuntalini and is writing for film and television.
Matthew Tierney is the author of three previous books of poetry. His most recent is Probably Inevitable, which won the 2013 Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English. His previous book, The Hayflick Limit, was shortlisted for a Trillium Book Award. He is a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Award, and has placed his poems in numerous journals and magazines across Canada. He lives in Toronto.