January 14, 2021
CBC Books Announces The Five 2021 Canada Reads Books & Their Champions
Today CBC Books announced the final selections for the 2021 edition of Canada Reads, the debate show where five books are pitted against one another and one is voted off each day, Survivor-style, until ...
January 07, 2021
CBC Announces 2021 Canada Reads Longlist, with Lots of Love for Small Presses
CBC's annual book showdown, Canada Reads, returns in 2021, and yesterday book lovers got a glimpse at the potential contenders. The eclectic longlist, containing 15 titles, will be whittled down to five ...
November 12, 2020
Montreal's Matthew Hollett Wins CBC Poetry Prize for Pandemic Inspired Poem
Today, CBC Books announced Matthew Hollett of Montreal as the winner of the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize.His winning piece, "Tickling the Scar", was written during the early days of the pandemic, when Hollett, ...
November 05, 2020
Western Canada Dominates CBC Poetry Prize Shortlist
It's another good day for Western Canada with the announcement of the shortlist for the CBC Poetry Prize. With five finalists (four of whom count their homes in Alberta or farther west), it's an intriguing ...
October 01, 2020
Jonathan Poh wins 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize for His First Personal Essay, "Value Village"
This morning, CBC Books announced that Burnaby-based writer Jonathan Poh has won the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize for his essay "Value Village". Poh is a writer, former magazine editor, and communications ...
September 24, 2020
2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize Goes West with Five Writer Shortlist
This morning CBC Books announced the five finalists for the CBC Nonfiction Prize. Chosen from amongst a staggering 1700 entries from across Canada, these five writers have crafted true stories that ...
September 18, 2020
CBC Books Announces 35-Writer Nonfiction Prize Longlist, including Kevin Chong & Adrienne Gruber
Yesterday CBC Books announced a whopping 35-writer longlist for the CBC Nonfiction Prize. One of three literary awards run by CBC (in addition to a poetry and a short fiction award), it's one of the ...
December 09, 2019
André Alexis, Megan Gail Coles, Stéphane Larue Included in CBC Books' Best Canadian Fiction of 2019
December is a time for many things: eating and drinking too much, catching up with family and friends, and of course...year-end lists!Among all the 'best of' rundowns that pop up online at the end of ...
November 11, 2019
Eleven Ontario Poets Included in 2019 CBC Poetry Prize Longlist
While we always like to celebrate the large amount of literary talent in Ontario, this is an extra-special reason! Poets from the province made a strong showing during the announcement of the 2019 CBC ...
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 ...