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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 ...
September 15, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Seth Klein's Groundbreaking Climate Crisis Solution Guidebook, A Good War
As Canada - and the world - stares into a future made unsustainable by the climate crisis, the biggest question is simply: How? How can we solve a problem that feels overwhelmingly unsolvable, all while ...
September 09, 2020
"Your Past Inhabits Your Present" Emily Urquhart on Why Creativity Has No Age Limit
There's no age limit on creativity, and yet there's often an assumption that the most innovative and vital work comes from the young. Bestselling author and journalist Emily Urquhart doesn't buy that ...
September 02, 2020
Combat Populism with an Excerpt from Jonathan Manthorpe's Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence
It's been hard to miss the rising tide of populism that has crept into democratic discourse in North American and Europe in the past decade. What to do about it and what it means are trickier challenges, ...
August 28, 2020
Should Memoir be Considered Non-Fiction?
One of the things that makes this question so interesting is that the answer isn’t as obvious or cut-and-dried as it first appears. It varies from country to country, for one thing, changes from culture ...
August 04, 2020
Retreating from writing
Sometimes our stories practically beg to come to life on the page. Yet despite that begging, that longing, that desire to write, stories almost never just 'come to life' as easily as we might have imagined. ...
August 03, 2020
August Writer-in-Residence Alison Wearing on Family, Unexpected Inspiration, and the Art of Memoir
Say hello to Alison Wearing, our writer-in-residence for August!A critically-acclaimed author, educator, and multimedia artist, Wearing's previous book Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter earned her nominations ...
June 23, 2020
Erin Steuter and Alan Spinney on Media Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Their New Graphic Novel
With the world currently on fire in multiple directions, many news outlets have eschewed fair and balanced reporting in favour of ramping up the public's fear, anxiety, and rage to greater serve their ...
June 10, 2020
"It's All a Leap of Faith, But the End Result Can Be Beautiful" Rick and Gideon Salutin on the Challenges and Rewards of Writing Their New Book
When Rick Salutin's son Gideon asked one day about the origin of his own name, neither could have predicted the question would spark years of important religious conversation. As the younger Salutin progressed ...