Conundrum Press (Canada)

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Conundrum Press is a book publishing company located in Wolfville, Canada, founded in 1996 by Andy Brown.

Affiliated authors

Conundrum is renowned in Canadian publishing for its innovative, wide-ranging, often genre-defying, books of fiction, cultural history, graphic novels, spoken word and artist projects.[citation needed] Conundrum authors include Dana Bath, Marc Bell, Elisabeth Belliveau, Lance Blomgren, Shary Boyle, Howard Chackowicz, Joey Dubuc, Meags Fitzgerald, Golda Fried, Corey Frost, Philippe Girard,[1] Lesley Johnson, Valerie Joy Kalynchuk, Liane Keightley, Catherine Kidd,[2] Suki Lee,[3] Amanda Marchand, Billy Mavreas, Chandra Mayor, Maya Merrick, Nathaniel G. Moore, Marc Ngui, Stéphane Olivier, Joe Ollmann, Meg Sircom, Victoria Stanton, Julia Tausch, Marc Tessier, Vincent Tinguely, Dakota McFadzean, David Collier, Henriette Vslium, Alex Fellows, Michel Rabagliati, Zach Worton, Sarah Burwash, Shary Boyle, Jillian Tamaki, Robert Allen, Sean Karemaker, Rebecca Roher.


The release of Catherine Kidd's early works, such as everything I know about love I learned from taxidermy in 1996, brought a "modest" amount of publicity for the company, allowing them to expand and publish more of Kidd's works and works from other authors.[4]

In 2006, for the ten-year anniversary of the company, Brown commissioned "new work from all the people he has published through the decade to include in a lovely, fuchsia-covered, juicy little book called The Portable Conundrum." The release of the anthology included a large party with all of the contributing authors attending and special readings from the authors' individual works.[5]

In 2016 Brown released 20x20, an anthology celebrating 20 years of independent culture. The mandate of Conundrum Press has shifted to literary graphic novels.


  1. ^ Kenton Smith (July 17, 2010). "Quebec graphic novel has winning style". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Part of nature's plan". The Vancouver Sun. October 13, 2007. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Matthew Firth (January 29, 2004). "Tales from the lesbian shore". The Hour. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Catherine Kidd". Quill & Quire. Greey de Pencier Publications. 73: 10, 26. 2007. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ Isa Tousignant (May 11, 2006). "Decade dance". The Hour. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 

Further reading

  • R.E.N. Allen (March–April 2006). "Wary Birds of Paradise" (PDF). Word. The Mercury Press. 12 (3-4): 4. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
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