Tightrope Books was established in January 2005 to bring a fresh take to Canadian literature by juxtaposing new and established writers, genres, and cultures to build an inclusive list that represents the vitality of current Canadian literature. We are dedicated to publishing new cultural creators who walk the fine balance between innovation and accessibility. We publish fiction, poetry, books on art, creative non-fiction (essays, memoir) and books that defy normative categorical garrisons.
Over the years we have brought you work from some of Canada’s most notable upstarts: Stacey May Fowles (Be Good), Daniel Scott Tysdal (The Mourner’s Book of Albums), Anna Swanson (the double award-winning The Nights Also) and Jim Johnstone (Sunday, The Locusts) Nathaniel G. Moore (Wrong Bar), Keir Lowther’s award-wining debut novel (Dirty Bird), Myna Wallin’s comical and sexy (Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar), Royster Tester (Fatty Goes to China) and the always topical Best Canadian Poetry in English series.
Tightrope Books believes in its writers and works closely with them each step of the way towards publication. We are determined to make the publishing experience one of cooperation and celebration for both the writer and the publisher. Our books aim to hit their literary marks with acuity, honesty and verve.
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