Books published by Astoria


Divided Loyalties

Astoria | February 5, 2019 | 184 pages
This intimate collection of short fiction by acclaimed poet Nilofar Shidmehr spans four decades to present an unflinching gaze on the lives of Iranian women in post-revolutionary Iran and the contemporary diaspora in Canada.  More Info

Something for Everyone

Astoria | September 4, 2018 | 304 pages
Internationally celebrated as one of literature's most gifted stylists, Lisa Moore returns with her third story collection, a soaring chorus of voices, dreams, loves, and lives. Taking us from the Fjord of Eternity to the streets of St. John's and the swamps of Orlando, these stories show us the... More Info

A Plea for Constant Motion

Astoria | January 23, 2017 | 304 pages
Quietly atmospheric and darkly foreboding, A Plea for Constant Motion is an ominous, and occasionally unnerving, new collection of stories by award-winning author Paul Carlucci. Dexterously divided into two parts and a surreal intermission, the characters in these stories find themselves confronted... More Info

High Kick

Astoria | March 18, 2017 | 256 pages
Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Barrelling Forward is a brilliantly crafted debut collection from Newfoundland's newest literary star. Eva Crocker sees life in sharper focus than the rest of us. The objects, rituals, and scenes of everyday life take on an almost... More Info

The Accident of Being Lost

Astoria | April 8, 2017 | 152 pages
This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed... More Info

Thirteen Shells

Astoria | May 7, 2016 | 288 pages
Spanning the years 1977 to 1990, Nadia Bozak's thirteen stories are narrated from the perspective of Shell, the only child of bohemian artisans determined to live off their handicrafts and uphold a left-wing lifestyle. At the age of five, Shell's world is transformed when the family moves into a... More Info