About OberonDuring its long history Oberon launched the careers of some of Canada’s best-known writers: writers like David Adams Richards, Wayne Johnston, W.P. Kinsella and Rohinton Mistry. We founded two influential anthologies—Best Canadian Stories and Coming Attractions—to support new and established story writers. We have been one of the very few publishers with a continuing commitment to Canadian poetry. We also published 38 works of French-Canadian fiction in translation, introducing many of Quebec’s best writers to the rest of Canada. In 1971 we created the national restaurant guide Where to Eat in Canada, now in its final 50th edition after selling more than 150,000 copies.
Five new titles appeared in 2016, our last year of publishing new literary books: see New Titles for details. By the end of the current year, Oberon will have a total of 710 titles in print in 1287 editions, featuring the work of such writers as W.P. Kinsella, Raymond Souster, David Adams Richards, Marie-Claire Blais, Wayne Johnston, Leon Rooke, Frances Itani, Douglas Glover, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Elisabeth Harvor, John Metcalf, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Elizabeth Brewster, Hugh Hood, David Helwig, bpNichol, Audrey Thomas, George Bowering, Isabel Huggan, Bronwen Wallace, Norman Levine, Gary Geddes and Steven Heighton. For our full list, see All Titles. For selected and recent backlist titles, see Backlist.
A number of our books have been made into such films as Field of Dreams, Dance Me Outside and Margaret’s Museum. Twenty-four titles have been reissued in mass-market format by Harper Collins as The Oberon Library. And over the years Oberon books have won almost every prize in the country, including the Governor General’s Award.
Contact InformationOberon Press
205–145 Spruce Street
Canada K1R 6P1
Telephone/fax: (613) 238-3275
Submission GuidelinesAfter fifty years, Oberon is no longer considering new manuscript submissions.