Random House Canada

For twenty-five years, Random House Canada has been publishing the finest books by Canadian and international writers, be they new voices or beloved greats. Nonfiction or fiction, these books encompass a dazzling range of prize winners and bestsellers that have delighted, surprised and inspired Canadians, changing the way we think about the most important issues of our time.

Leading the way on our nonfiction list are recent books like National Business Book Award-winner Why Your World Is About to Get A Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin and multiple award-winner The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown. I Shall Not Hate by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish and Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath bring compelling international perspectives to Canadian readers. And muckraking greats like Peter C. Newman’s The Secret Mulroney Tapes and The Armageddon Factor by Marci McDonald continue a tradition of sharp, literate and newsworthy nonfiction publishing that has produced seminal works by LGen. Roméo Dallaire, Irshad Manji, Jane Jacobs, Gwynne Dyer, J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, and many more.

In 2009, Random House Canada’s vaunted fiction program welcomed its first Scotiabank Giller Prize, won by Linden MacIntyre’s The Bishop’s Man. Also nominated was runaway bestseller The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon, which won the Writers’ Trust Roger Fiction Award. Straddling the line between literary accomplishment and commercial appeal has become a house specialty, and succeeding brilliantly have been recent bestsellers and award nominees by Douglas Coupland, Alissa York, Andrew Davidson and Robert J. Wiersema.

We have our most fun in the dark, reading popular horror by Kelley Armstrong, the John Cardinal detective stories of Giles Blunt or the true-crime stories of Alex Caine. Our health and lifestyle list has expanded in recent years, developing franchises from Natasha Turner’s Hormone Diet and Rick Gallop’s GI Diet, as well as the Smart Cookies guides to personal finance. We’ve published bestselling memoirs and reflections by great Canadians Bret Hart, Walter Gretzky and Peter Mansbridge. Long an RHC indulgence is Canada’s most prestigious cookbook program, with timely and timeless favourites from Bonnie Stern, Lucy Waverman, Jeff Crump, Regan Daley, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, and Brenda Bradshaw.

Controversial stories and big ideas, cold cases and hot topics, Random House Canada publishes the books that Canadians want to read.

Random House Canada Fall 2012


Random House Canada Spring & Summer 2012

The Chemistry of Tears

Award-Winning Books from Random House Canada

Magnified World
Burma: Rivers of Flavor

Featured Author: Douglas Coupland

The Tools

Featured Author: Carol Shields

Why Men Lie
Planet Simpson
The Story of Jane Doe
The Boy in the Moon
Dark Age Ahead

Women of the Otherworld

Peter Mansbridge One on One

Outstanding Crime and Mystery Books from Random House of Canada

The Gargoyle

The John Cardinal Novels

Random House Canada Cookbooks