Freehand Books was established in 2007 as the literary imprint of the academic publisher Broadview Press with a very simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature. In 2016, after publishing forty titles, Freehand became independent. Our list is an aesthetically diverse, award-winning collection of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by both established authors and exciting new voices. We pride ourselves on our careful attention to detail throughout the editorial process, the high production quality and innovative design of our titles, and our creativity in the marketing and promotion of each book.
Freehand: Great books. Great reads.
The Taste of Hunger is a family saga about Ukrainian immigrants in early 20th-century Saskatchewan, the power of desire, Baba Yaga fairytales, and a moment that changes everything.
Set in the 1980s and inspired by real but re-imagined events, Nine Dash Line is a thrilling novel about two people stranded under mysterious circumstances in the South China Sea, battling the memories of the crimes that haunt them.
Modern Fables is a darkly funny, feminist collection of essays about love (dating, singledom, sex and more) and place (the conservative Canadian prairies). Memoir mixed with cultural and literary criticism, Jacobsen will get you thinking hard about your own modern fables.