March 23, 2020
Griffin Poetry Prize Planning Online Announcement of Shortlist and Winners
The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry has announced that they will be shelving this year's Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings and awards ceremony due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. The events, ...
February 27, 2020
BIPOC of Publishing in Canada Has Created a Mentorship Program
For people of colour, breaking into the world of publishing can be challenging. BIPOC of Publishing in Canada, a group dedicated to promoting inclusivity in the industry, has set out to alleviate some ...
February 24, 2020
Ivan Coyote Wins 2020 Freedom to Read Award
Yukon-born author and spoken-word performer Ivan Coyote is the recipient of this year's Freedom to Read Award.The prize, presented by the Writers' Union of Canada, is in recognition of work that is passionately ...
February 10, 2020
Booknet: Canadian Audiobook Purchases Went Up In 2019
Canadians were buying more audiobooks last year than in 2018, according to a survey conducted by Booknet Canada.Audiobooks made up 5% of Canadian book purchases in 2019, according to the non-profit organization. ...
February 03, 2020
Writers' Trust and RBC Announce Beneficiaries of New Mentorship Program
The Writers' Trust of Canada, in partnership with RBC, has announced the beneficiaries of their new mentorship program.The program, which pairs young, developing writers with more established authors, ...
January 27, 2020
Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Now Accepting Submissions
First-time Canadian authors, take note: The sixth annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize is now open for submissions!Sponsored by audiobook and ebook retailer Rakuten Kobo, the Prize recognizes exceptional ...
January 20, 2020
Canadian Illustrator Isabelle Arsenault Shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award
No stranger to awards already, esteemed Montreal-based illustrator Isabelle Arsenault has been shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, widely considered the most prestigious prize in children's ...
December 16, 2019
BookNet Canada Unveils Top-Selling Books of 2019
If you're wondering what topped the sales charts in 2019, BookNet Canada has released their data for the best-selling books in Canada over the last year.Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming (Crown Publishing) ...
November 04, 2019
David Chariandy, Dionne Brand Honoured at Toronto Book Garden Ceremony
Celebration was in the air Saturday as Toronto Book Award recipients David Chariandy and Dionne Brand watched the unveiling of their engraved pavers at the Toronto Book Garden, joined by Councillor Joe ...