April 17, 2019
CBC Announces Short Story Contest Finalists
Today, CBC Books announced the finalists for their high profile CBC Short Story Prize, an award which has often gone to writers who go on to publish and become beloved household names in CanLit, including Michael ...
April 16, 2019
Kate Harris Picks Jessica J. Lee for 2019 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award
2019 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award winner Jessica J. LeeNow in its sixth year, The Charles Taylor Foundation's Emerging Writer Award (sponsored by RBC Wealth Management) is a unique program aimed ...
April 09, 2019
Griffin Prize 2019 Shortlists Announced!
This morning, the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry announced the 2019 shortlists for the Griffin Prize in Poetry, both Canadian and International. Judges Ulrikka Gernes (Denmark), Srikanth Reddy ...
April 01, 2019
Kicking Off National Poetry Month with the League of Canadian Poets Book Awards Longlists!
It's officially National Poetry Month and we're getting into the groove of all things poetic for the next month, from our terrific new WIR, the E.J. Pratt Medal-winning poet Edward Carson, to diving into ...
March 28, 2019
Max Eisen's Harrowing Holocaust Memoir By Chance Alone Captures 2019 Canada Reads Crown
Ziya Tong and Chuck ComeauIt was an emotional day at CBC as the final Canada Reads debates got underway to see what book would be the 2019 victor: Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung (Freehand ...
March 04, 2019
Kate Harris wins $30,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road
This afternoon, Kate Harris spoke about the "glory and pain" of both the bike trip that inspired her memoir Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road (Knopf Canada) and of the writing process ...
February 26, 2019
"I Write to Be Lifted into Life’s Largest Possibilities" The 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists on Nonfiction
This Monday, March 4, will see writers, publishers, and nonfiction lovers gathered in Toronto's historic King Edward Hotel to find out the 2019 winner of the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction. ...
January 10, 2019
CBC Canada Reads Announces Eclectic Longlist for Canada's Most Moving Book
CBC Books has announced the Canada Reads longlist and the 2019 competition's theme: "One book to move you".The 15-title list includes fiction and nonfiction, new titles and older ones, from authors across ...
January 09, 2019
Memoirs Make Strong Showing on the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist
This morning, jurors Camilla Gibb and Roy MacGregor announced the five finalists for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction, one of the most influential literary prizes in the country. A third juror, ...
December 05, 2018
RBC Taylor Prize Reveals 10 Title 2019 Longlist
Earlier today, the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize jurors, Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor, and Beverley McLachlin, announced the longlist for the eighteenth edition of the venerable non-fiction prize. They jury ...