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"True Stories are Always the Best Stories & They Can Be the Toughest to Write": The 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists on Non-Fiction
On Monday, the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction will be presented to one of five shortlisted authors. This year's list is an eclectic one, making it tough to predict a winner in this strong crop ...
5 hours ago
Sorry Not Sorry: On Writing a Good Apology
To some extent, public apologies always are a little false. We’ve had no shortage of them recently. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. come to mind. Their statements always feel removed from ...
19 hours ago
OwlKids Books Honoured with Prestigious BOP–Bologna Prize Nomination
In happy news for CanLit, Owlkids Books Inc. has been shortlisted for the influential BOP–Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year.The prize, in is sixth year, celebrates the ...
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Exclusive Video Interviews with 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists
The RBC Taylor Prize has been fulfilling its mandate to celebrate the literary non-fiction genre for 17 years - it's a legacy that has impacted countless Canadian writers and publishers and helped to ...
February 20, 2018
Adam Garnet Jones on Finding the Story in his Powerful New Novel Fire Song
Filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones started writing and making movies in his teen years, and even in those early works, he never shied away from difficult, complex storytelling. So it's no surprise that his ...
February 16, 2018
On reading politically, or why the good old days are a flat out lie
It’s a funny time in the world of words. Every morning, when I log into Twitter, people are debating freedom of expression and the politics of how we read. Some of this is just nonsense, really just ...
February 15, 2018
Rachel Lebowitz on Her New Favourite Writer, Wuthering Heights, and the Strangest Book She Ever Read
A year with no summer might sound like a fable dreamt up by C.S. Lewis, but in 1816 it actually happened. The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora in April of 1815 so disrupted the atmosphere that ...
February 14, 2018
“What Does it Mean to Be Home?” Chelene Knight on Her Writing Journey, Genre-Bending, & the Unanswerable Questions
Dear Current Occupant (Book*hug) is the second book from Vancouver's Chelene Knight, whose debut poetry collection Braided Skin was praised as "compelling" and "a whorl of wisdom". With Dear Current ...
February 13, 2018
"There are Two Kinds of Characters": Innovative Short Story Author Paige Cooper on Character
If you think a short story collection packed full of police horses with talons, were-deer, and time machine-building nine-year-olds can't be relatable, you clearly haven't read Paige Cooper's Zolitude ...
February 12, 2018
New faces at Annick Press
The last few months have seen some major personnel changes at Annick Press, with the retirement of creative director Sheryl Shapiro and longtime marketing manager Brigitte Waisberg in December. Their ...