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Read an Excerpt from Will Toffan's Watching the Devil Dance, a Fascinating True Crime Story of Canada's First Spree Killer
For younger Canadians, the name Matthew Charles Lamb may not ring a bell. But those who know it will never forget the man who was dubbed Canada's first spree killer after a bizarre and unprovoked shooting ...
November 20, 2020
Vine Awards Announce $10,000 Winners, Including a Second Vine Award for Matti Friedman
Wednesday evening saw another literary organization creatively embracing the new digital landscape to celebrate outstanding writing as the annual Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature announced ...
November 19, 2020
Exhausted by the Parenting Wars? Read an Excerpt from Olivia Scobie's Brilliant Book, Impossible Parenting
At some point, amidst a rising tide of parenting blogs, personal essays, and, eventually, Instagram posts, good parenting shifted from something you do to something you are. If you aren't transcendentally ...
November 10, 2020
"My Mind Instinctively Starts in Halloween Mode" Peter Counter on Horror as a Safe Space
Just because spooky season is over doesn't mean you have to pivot to Lifetime movies and all things feel-good. If you're someone who loves a good shiver up your spine in any month, you won't want to miss Peter ...
November 09, 2020
"I Had No Choice But to Write It" The 2020 Weston Prize Finalists on the Power & Pleasure of Nonfiction
As creative nonfiction continues to evolve as a genre and authors find themselves sharing more of their own personal stories as well as traditional research and analysis, we see nonfiction growing to ...
October 20, 2020
Mark Kingwell on How the Pandemic Will Change Our Understanding of Risk and Luck
Professor and writer Mark Kingwell is well known as one of Canada's leading thinkers, and he is almost certainly our most fun one. Whether it's baseball or cocktails, philosophy or futurism, Kingwell's ...
October 05, 2020
Julie S. Lalonde Wins Speaker's Book Award for her Powerful and Challenging Memoir, Resilience is Futile
This morning, the Honourable Ted Arnott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, announced that Resilience is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde (Between the Lines Books) ...
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 30, 2020
Personal Stories Dominate the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
It's a deeply personal year on the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction shortlist. With today's announcement from the Writers’ Trust of Canada, we see evidence of a continuing shift in ...
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 ...