"The essayists on that site are the cleverest around." - GLOBE AND MAIL
Winner of three Gold Medals at the 2013 National Magazine Awards, Including Magazine Website of the Year
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The debate-stirring, award-winning online magazine launches its inaugural print edition with a one-of-a-kind, elegantly art-directed, colour journal that mixes art, photography and literature with pop culture, politics and design.
Featuring George Saunders, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sheila Heti, filmmaker Xavier Dolan, Joseph and Amanda Boyden, among many others, Hazlitt No. 1 collects some of the greatest hits and seminal tracks previously published on the website alongside newly commissioned work.
- George Saunders Battles Bitterness with Bogeymen
- Shelf Esteem: Sheila Heti's Rabbit Eats Books!
- Michael Winter on the Idea of a Dangerous Life
- Patricia Lockwood Writes: Nessie Wants to Watch Herself Doing It
- Tabloid Fiction—Billie Livingston on an Oxycontin epidemic
- Sarah Nicole Prickett on James Salter's Blue Moves
- Jhumpa Lahiri's Family Secrets
- Lynn Crosbie on Lindsay Lohan
- Peter Meehan: "I Was a Directionless Acid Freak Until I Found Cooking"
- Three Eulogies by Alexandra Molotkow: Wendy O. Williams, Valerie Solanas, Cookie Mueller
Plus art and photography by Luis Jacob, Adrienne Kammerer, Hugh Scott- Douglas, Lorne Bridgman and Michael Comeau.
Distributed to bookstores, newsstands, and specialty retailers in Canada, the United States, England, Japan, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Coming soon in an electronic version.
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND ART DIRECTOR
Christopher Frey is the Editor-in-chief of Hazlitt and the Director of Digital Publishing at Random House of Canada. A five-time National Magazine Award- winner, he has contributed to The Walrus, Globe and Mail, National Post, Azure, CBC Radio, and Maisonneuve. He is also the Toronto correspondent for Monocle magazine.
Jeremy Laing is an internationally acclaimed designer based in Toronto. Before launching his own eponymous clothing line in 2005, Laing apprenticed under Alexander McQueen. In 2011 he was a finalist for France's prestigious ANDAM Fashion Award.
HAZLITT No. 1 / Winter 2014
Edited by Christopher Frey
Art directed by Jeremy Laing
In stores November 2013
Launched in August 2012, Hazlitt is the flagship online magazine published by Penguin Random House Canada, reaching approximately 150,000 unique visitors a month worldwide.
"At Hazlitt we believe that now more than ever it's important to consider how books intersect with current events and the rest of the culture. To make authors part of the daily conversation; to put their ideas and stories in dialogue with the world as it happens."
Hazlitt also produces The Arcade, a biweekly podcast on the arts, culture and current affairs (available at iTunes, Soundcloud, and Hazlittmag.com); Hazlitt Originals, an imprint of fiction and non-fiction e-shorts; and Pagelicker, an award-winning video series of author interviews.
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SOURCE: Random House of Canada Limited
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To request an interview or copy of Hazlitt No. 1 please contact Scott Sellers at 416 957 1564 or [email protected]