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, ...
March 09, 2020
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Do you love surveys? Do you love spending money at book stores?If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, we're inviting you to participate in our Open Book Readership Survey!We're always ...
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 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 ...
November 13, 2019
Getting Fancy: Guest Authors of the 2019 Writers' Trust Gala on Gorgeous Gowns, Schmoozing and Their Dream Dinner Guest
The Writers' Trust Gala, arguably the glitziest event of the fall literary award season, is a very special night. Canadian authors and guests of the gala come together to raise money for several important ...
November 11, 2019
Eleven Ontario Poets Included in 2019 CBC Poetry Prize Longlist
While we always like to celebrate the large amount of literary talent in Ontario, this is an extra-special reason! Poets from the province made a strong showing during the announcement of the 2019 CBC ...
October 30, 2019
Earlier this summer, I had the chance to do some writing at the Banff Centre. It was a wonderful experience. I wrote, I slept, I went for long walks through the mountains. I ate too many pieces of cake ...
October 29, 2019
Governor General's Literary Award Winners Announced, including Honours for Book*hug, Playwrights Canada, & Groundwood Books
From a poetic exploration of Indigenous trans identity to the keenly imagined story of a brave young girl and her eagle friend, the 2019 winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards span numerous ...
October 24, 2019
"If Anything Can Repair Our World, it is Stories" 2019 Vine Awards Honour Canadian Jewish Authors & Storytelling
Yesterday at a luncheon at Toronto's Windsor Arms Hotel, five authors were presented with the 2019 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. The awards celebrate both Jewish writers in Canada and non-Jewish ...
October 02, 2019
Governor General's Literary Awards Shortlists Announced, Featuring Big Honours for Small Presses
The Governor General's Literary Awards (or "the GGs", as they're affectionately known) are some of the longest running book prizes in the country. Established in 1936, the prizes, which each year award ...