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 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 ...
April 25, 2019
Montreal Professor Krzysztof Pelc Wins CBC Short Story Prize
Krzysztof Pelc, winner of the 2019 CBC Short Story PrizeThe CBC Short Story Prize is one of the biggest short fiction prizes around - not only because of its hefty $6,000 prize purse (along with a two ...
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 ...
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 26, 2019
CBC Canada Reads 2019: Diverging Votes at the Halfway Mark
Today was Day Two (of four) at CBC Canada Reads and the debates were intense but marked by a generosity amongst the panelists towards each other's chosen books.Joe Zee was the competition's first free ...
March 21, 2019
CBC Canada Reads 2019 Panelists on Debate Strategy, Heartbreaking Reads & Fighting for Their Authors
CBC's beloved books showdown, Canada Reads, is less than a week away, with the 2019 debates starting on Monday, March 25. We got the chance to speak to the panelists, who take on the daunting task of ...
January 31, 2019
CBC Canada Reads announces celebrity panelists & chosen books
Today CBC revealed the celebrity panelists and chosen books for the 2019 edition of the Canada Reads debates.Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau, model, actor, TV host and philanthropist Lisa Ray, TV ...
January 21, 2019
CBC's 22 Minutes Pokes Fun at CanLit in the Cold
Given our frozen Monday weather here in Ontario, we wanted to share this video from CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes that is on-theme and will hopefully warm you up with a laugh, especially if you've ever ...
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 ...