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"Generosity of Spirit" Hamish Cameron of University of Toronto Press wins Janice E. Handford Award for Canadian Publishing
Yesterday, Hamish Cameron was awarded the Janice E. Handford Award by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO), Open Book's sister organization.The annual prize recognizes a person who has advanced ...
one day ago
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 ...
one day ago
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Last night, The Writers' Trust of Canada announced Beverley McLachlin as the winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (sponsored by CN) for her memoir Truth Be Told: My Journey Through ...
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 08, 2020
A Great Year for Independent Publishing: Ian Williams announces 14 Title 2020 Giller Longlist
This morning via livestream, the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced their 14 title longlist. Hosted by 2019 winner Ian Williams (author of Reproduction), the announcement ushered in the 2020 fall literary ...
May 14, 2020
Trillium Book Awards Announce 2020 Shortlist
The Trillium Book Awards announced their shortlist Tuesday. Created to recognize exceptional English and French literature and poetry from Ontario, this year the prizes will feature a category for Poetry ...
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
Fill Out Our Readership Survey to Win $100 In Books!
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 ...