Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:27:45 +0000
Ben Ladouceur, Trish Salah, and Joshua Whitehead named Dayne Ogilvie Prize finalists
Three poets have been nominated for the 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:21:50 +0000
Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home anthology wins 2018 Kobzar Literary Award
An anthology of contemporary Ukrainian Canadian writing has won the 2018 Kobzar Literary Award. Co-editors Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski… Read More
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:34:38 +0000
Shortlist announced for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award
The nominees for the 2017 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award include Sydney Smith and Gabrielle Grimard.
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:07:32 +0000
Tanya Talaga wins RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers
Toronto journalist Tanya Talaga has won the RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City (House of Anansi Press).
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:40:10 +0000
Gary Geddes wins Writers’ Union Freedom to Read Award
Author, poet, and translator Gary Geddes has been awarded the 2018 Freedom to Read Award.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:23:34 +0000
Dawn Dumont shortlisted for four Saskatchewan Book Awards
Dawn Dumont has been nominated for four Saskatchewan Book Awards for her short-story collection, The Glass Beads (Thistledown Press) making the Plains Cree author the most celebrated at this year's literary prizes.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:18:24 +0000
This week in CanKidLit
Free posters from Elise Gravel, a new audiobook from Margaret Atwood, and a big win for #NotYourPrincess
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:57:34 +0000
Canadians Casey Plett, Kai Cheng Thom honoured by Stonewall Literature Awards
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:37:16 +0000
Lionel Gelber Prize shortlist announced
The shortlist for the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize has been announced by jury chair Janice Gross Stein.
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:19:22 +0000
Q&A: Canadian writers reflect on the “Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Marriage” in new non-fiction and poetry anthology
Caitlin Press is bringing back a little love to CanLit this Valentine's Day, with the release of its new non-fiction and poetry anthology, Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Marriage, which has a Toronto launch tonight at Queen Street Books.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:11:00 +0000
Georgette LeBlanc named Canada’s new parliamentary poet laureate
Acadian poet Georgette LeBlanc has been named Canada's next parliamentary poet laureate, taking the reins from George Elliott Clarke, whose term ended Dec. 31.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:48:51 +0000
Take Q&Q’s 2018 salary survey
Welcome to Quill & Quire’s 2018 survey of the publishing workplace. It has been five years since our last survey, and our goal is to provide a useful, up-to-date statistical snapshot of working life in the Canadian publishing industry.
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:49:13 +0000
Kamal Al-Solaylee, Heather O’Neill among 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize jurors
The five-member jury for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been announced, with Canadians Kamal Al-Solaylee, Heather O'Neill, and Maxine Bailey being joined by American author John Freeman and U.K. author Philip Hensher.
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:14:50 +0000
Book “nerds” rule the day at the Kids’ Lit Quiz
At that Toronto Kids' List Quiz qualifier, authors Natale Ghent, Kevin Sylvester, Richard Scrimger, and Kevin Sands comprised a special guest team, named "Book 'Em Dano." They shared their thoughts on the event with Q&Q.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:32:48 +0000
Indigo reports strong third-quarter revenues and “biggest holiday to date”
Indigo Books & Music's "cultural department store" concept continues to thrive as the retailer announced its highest ever quarterly revenues.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:03:24 +0000
Festival of Literary Diversity partners with Centre for Equitable Library Access on accessible book availability
The Festival of Literary Diversity has joined forces with the Centre for Equitable Library Access to ensure that author titles from this year's event will be available in accessible book formats.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:57:42 +0000
Sci-fi bestseller Robert J. Sawyer to be inducted into the Order of Ontario
Robert J. Sawyer is set to be the first sci-fi author inducted into the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour.
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:33:46 +0000
Catherine Hernandez, Omar El Akkad, Eden Robinson nominated for OLA’s Evergreen Award
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:47:40 +0000
Writer Nancy Richler remembered as a “generous person and a tremendously gifted novelist”
When Nancy Richler's agent, Dean Cooke, telephoned to inform her that her third novel, The Imposter Bride, had been shortlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the author was washing her floor.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:28:30 +0000
This week in CanKidLit
New art from Jillian Tamaki, The Breadwinner goes to the Oscars, and the Canadian TV producers who optioned Sophie Kinsella's Fairy Mom and Me.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:11:16 +0000
Federal petition seeks GST exemption, preferential postal rates, and tax credits for books
A new petition is calling for the federal government's support of the publishing industry.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:53:32 +0000
Renovations nearly complete on Dartmouth’s innovative outdoor library
As soon as the weather cooperates, patrons of the Dartmouth North Public Library in Nova Scotia will be able to enjoy reading and browsing books outside its walls.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:23:52 +0000
Rob Budde, Phinder Dulai, kevin mcpherson eckhoff collaborate with CCWWP and CWILA on statement against the culture of male privilege in creative writing
Three male authors, in collaboration with CCWWP and CWILA have released "A Statement Against the Culture of Male Privilege and Abuse of Power in Canadian Creative Writing Programs."
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:48:04 +0000
Coach House suspends poetry program
Coach House Books has announced it is temporarily placing its poetry program “on hiatus.” While assuring that projects under commission… Read More
PEN Canada releases statement on calls to take down UBC Accountable
PEN Canada and PEN International have released a statement expressing concern over ongoing calls to take down UBC Accountable.
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