No borders, no limits.
On Monday, April 26th, 1937, the bells of Santa Maria tolled, warning of the inhumane aerial raid that would reduce the Spanish city of Guernica into ruins. Fiery nationalist bombs rained down on men, women, children and animals. Picasso immortalized the victims of this terrible moment in history with his painting Guernica. That image has become a plea for peace. We named our press Guernica with the hope that the books we publish will make this world a better place in which to live and love.
Established in 1978, Guernica Editions has published over five hundred titles from around the world that reflect its commitment to a social agenda with a special understanding of different cultures. Under new management since 2010, it has added two new imprints to its traditional series of prose, poetry, drama, and essays. The MiroLand imprint publishes other literary genres and the Guernica World Editions imprint publishes books from authors outside of Canada. After four decades, Guernica has maintained its long-held tradition of publishing translations of Quebec and international authors and creating ties between cultural groups.
Guernica is grateful for the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Canada Book Fund, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
Guernica is a unique experience in world literature. To learn more, visit our website.