Who are we? After three decades, we still get asked about our name, those three little letters: ECW.
At first the acronym was self-descriptive: Essays on Canadian Writing (the name of the journal of literary criticism we started in 1974). But as the company grew and changed, our name, in our minds, also changed. We’ve heard the company called Essential Canadian Writing, Excellent Contemporary Writing, or, more recently, Extreme Cutting-Edge Writing. And these names have been, and still are, appropriate. But now we realize that each of those letters represents a particular strain of ECW Press’s diverse passions - ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, WRITING.
If you can’t get enough of Pretty Little Liars, then Rosewood Confidential might be for you. Capturing the intrigue and the laughs, the romance and the friendship that keep millions of viewers tuning in every week, this book is as close as you can get to becoming a Pretty Little Liar … without getting a text from A. You can visit the Rosewood Confidential Tumblr here for more from Liv Spencer.
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“Moe & Me has been out since April and the stories about him keep coming in: by e-mail, snail mail, during question and answer periods at the many events where I’ve spoken about book. We meet many people in our lives for short periods, and usually, we forget them. But I’ve learned that if a person met Moe for 30 seconds, the encounter is so indelible that it’s etched in memory forever ... I’ve heard from so many readers since the book was published. Everybody has a Moe story. He left an impression, a deep one, and deeply felt." -- Lorne Rubenstein, July 2012
You can share your Moe stories here
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Coming September 2012, Clockwork Angels is the landmark collaboration between Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart and internationally best selling author Kevin J. Anderson.
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After six successful novels in the Collins-Burke Mystery Series, award-winning author Anne Emery talks about her inspiration, writing interests, and what she's reading with ECW's own Sarah Dunn. Listen to the Crimescene podcast here.
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This collection of 16 essays by distinguished scholars examines critical discourse in Canada from the 19th century to 1980. A general introduction is followed by six sections, each containing one essay in English and one in French. The sections examine such topics as biographical criticism, historical criticism, thematic and sociological criticism, …
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Telling the story of a woman who constantly walked a fine line between life and death, this autobiography reveals one woman's struggles, from breast cancer and miscarriages to the loss of a fiance and an abusive relationship with a man who ended up an alcoholic and adulterer. Not only did Suzanne have cancer herself, but her father was diagnosed wi …