October 02, 2019
Governor General's Literary Awards Shortlists Announced, Featuring Big Honours for Small Presses
The Governor General's Literary Awards (or "the GGs", as they're affectionately known) are some of the longest running book prizes in the country. Established in 1936, the prizes, which each year award ...
September 30, 2019
Giller Prize Announces Six-Title 2019 Shortlist
Today the Scotiabank Giller Prize narrowed its 12-title longlist to just six titles. The 2019 jury with the tough task of whittling down the list is made up of Donna Bailey Nurse, Randy Boyagoda (jury ...
September 27, 2019
"Home, Family, and Finding a Place to Belong" The 2019 Shortlists for the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature
Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature, a unique suite of literary prizes that celebrate Canadian Jewish literature across five different genres, announced their shortlists yesterday. The nominated ...
September 25, 2019
Victoria's Jenny Boychuk Captures CBC Nonfiction Prize for "Slow Violence", a "Beautifully Written Story of Grace"
Today CBC Books announced that Jenny Boychuk of Victoria has won the grand prize in the 2019 CBC Nonfiction contest for her piece "Slow Violence", an exploration of family trauma and forgiveness through ...
September 24, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces Five-Finalist Shortlist for the Rogers Fiction Prize, Including Return Nominations for Alexis & Ohlin
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the five authors who will vie for the prestigious, $50,000 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. The winner will be announced on November 5 at the Writers' ...
September 18, 2019
CBC Books Announces Nonfiction Prize Shortlist, with a Focus on Family History and Mental Health
This morning, CBC Books announced the five finalists vying for the prestigious CBC Nonfiction Prize.The prize is part of a suite of writing prizes at CBC that also includes a poetry award and short story ...
September 17, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces All-Woman Weston Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
The biggest nonfiction prize of the year has announced its prestigious shortlist, and the women have spoken. The Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction awards $60,000 to one nonfiction book ...
September 04, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces Journey Prize Finalists
There's something so deeply Canadian about the short story as a form - maybe it's the fact that our first lady of letters, Alice Munro, famously excels at it or simply that its capacity for experimentation, ...
September 03, 2019
12 Title 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced
Labour Day has passed and that means it's the beginning of prize season in CanLit. And what better way to kick off an autumn of book award announcements than to start with the biggest of them all? Today ...
August 19, 2019
Contest! Win Celebrated Poetry in Brick Books' Atlantic Dreams Giveaway
Go east, young reader. On the page that is, because today's contest is all about Atlantic Canada. Each of the books included in this hefty prize pack from acclaimed poetry publisher Brick Books has won ...