Fitzhenry & Whiteside

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside is a Canadian book publishing company, located in Markham, Ontario. It publishes trade titles in children's and young adult fiction, textbooks, reference, history, biography, photography, sports and poetry.[1]

The company was founded in 1966 by two former employees of other publishing houses: Robert I. Fitzhenry and Cecil L. Whiteside.[1][2] It began as a distributor in Canada for American publishers such as Harper & Row, then started publishing reference works and nonfiction.[2] Their lineup still includes such titles as The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates.[1] In the 1990s and 2000s, the company bought several other Canadian publishers, including Fifth House, Trifolium Books, Stoddart Kids and Red Deer Press, expanding their repertoire to include children's fiction and science fiction.[2] The company is privately owned by Fitzhenry's family.[2]

Authors published with Fitzhenry & Whiteside include Bernice Thurman Hunter (The Girls They Left Behind; Red Maple Award shortlist 2007),[3][4] and Kari-Lynn Winters (Gift Days, Buzz about Bees).[5][6]

Awards[edit]

Four Fitzhenry & Whiteside titles have won Governor General's Literary Awards:

  1. Northrop Frye on Shakespeare by Northrop Frye in 1986 [7]
  2. A Screaming Kind of Day by Rachna Gilmore in 1999 [8]
  3. Processional by Anne Compton in 2005
  4. Greener Grass: The Famine Years by Caroline Pignat in 2009 [9]

In addition, the company's books and authors have collected many other awards over the years.[2]

Fifth House division[edit]

Fifth House is a Canadian book publishing company, located in Markham, Ontario, and a subsidiary of Fitzhenry & Whiteside. It publishes trade titles in history, native studies, photography, science & nature, and social science.[1]

Fifth House has won Alberta Publisher of the Year two years running in 2007 and 2008.[10]

Fifth House books have won many Saskatchewan and Alberta Book prizes and awards from the Canadian Authors Association as well as two gold awards from Cuisine Canada for High Plains: The Joy of Alberta Cuisine by Cinda Chavich.[11]

Two titles, Lisa Christensen’s A Hiker’s Guide to Art in the Canadian Rockies and Brian Brennan’s Scoundrels & Scallywags, have been shortlisted for the Grant MacEwan Literary Award, and in 2004 Brennan became the first recipient of the Dave Greber Award for freelance writing for Romancing the Rockies.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited". Publisher Detail. Association for the Export of Canadian Books. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Us". Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ "The Girls They Left Behind". Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  4. ^ Hunter, Bernice Thurman (2005). The Girls They Left Behind. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside. ISBN 978-1-55041-927-6. OCLC 57063391. 
  5. ^ "Gift Days". Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  6. ^ Winters, Kari-Lynn (2012). Gift Days. Markham, ON. ISBN 9781554551927. 
  7. ^ "Governor General's Literary Awards Non-Fiction". Canadian Books & Authors. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  8. ^ "Governor General’s Literary Awards". The Canadian Children's Book Centre. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  9. ^ "Winners of the 2005 Governor General's Literary Awards". Canada Council for the Arts. 2005-10-14. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  10. ^ "Alberta Publisher of the Year". Alberta Book Publishers' Association. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  11. ^ "2002 Cuisine Canada Award Winners". University of Guelph Library. Retrieved 2009-12-02. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Past Winners of the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award". Retrieved 2009-12-02. 

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