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It's a Long Story: Ian Hamilton Goes Back In Time in His Newest Novel
At the start of the 1980s, China sits on the precipice of a new era of economic growth and prosperity, but not everyone is welcoming it.This exciting and tumultuous time is the setting for best-selling ...
one day ago
Rugged Beauty, Stolen Horses and Tragic Circuses: Nick Tooke Takes a Trip to BC's Great Depression in his Debut Novel
Set in the ragged B.C. interior during the Great Depression, British-Canadian author Nick Tooke's debut novel The Ballad of Samuel Hewitt (Porcupine's Quill) tells the story of a teenage boy who, fueled ...
January 14, 2020
"I Felt It Was Time to Collect the Pieces and Document Them" Lamees Al Ethari Confronts the Past in Her New Memoir
The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was, ostensibly, a mission of liberation. For the Iraqi people, however, the end result was years of displacement, painful separation, and a sudden dissolving of the structure ...
January 13, 2020
Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces 2020 Jury
With 2019 winner Ian Williams still fresh in our minds, jurors have now been announced for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.Celebrating its 27th year, Executive Director Elana Rabinovitch revealed today ...
January 09, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Alisha Sevigny's The Lost Scroll of the Physician
Children of the pharoah's royal physician, Sesha and Ky, are left to fend for themselves on the streets of Ancient Egypt after losing their parents in a sudden tragedy. When they are found and brought ...
January 08, 2020
Canada Reads Announces 2020 Longlist: Billy-Ray Belcourt, Megan Gail Coles, Stéphane Larue Among Those Included
CBC Books has released the longlist for its annual Canada Reads competition, and this year is stacked with powerful books from Ontario indie publishers, including Billy Ray Becourt's NDN Coping Mechanisms ...
January 02, 2020
The Lucky Seven Interview: Robert Reid Talks Fly-Fishing and Connecting to Nature
For human beings, forging a real connection with nature can be essential to our understanding of not only ourselves, but our place within the planet on which we live. Spending time in the quiet isolation ...
December 23, 2019
How You Get Paid Writing Children’s Books or: Math is Fun!
One question I rarely get asked is how you get paid when you write and/or illustrate children’s books. I know people have a lot of questions regarding how much they might get paid, but how does the ...
December 19, 2019
5 Great Books to Escape With Over the Holiday Season
As the holidays approach, life can get a bit hectic. Whether you're cooking for large amounts of people, organizing travel plans, or mentally preparing yourself to deal with that one difficult relative, ...
December 17, 2019
The Lucky Seven Interview: Lise Leblanc Talks Self-Care, Burnout, and the Challenges of Caregiving
Taking care of ailing loved ones is something many of us have experienced or will experience someday, whether it be an aging parent, or a partner suffering with health issues. The challenges involved ...