November 14, 2023
30th Annual Scotiabank Giller Prize Awarded to Sarah Bernstein
Last night at a gala event in Toronto, Sarah Bernstein, a Montreal-born writer now based in Scotland, was named the winner of the 30th annual Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Study for Obedience ...
October 11, 2023
Scotiabank Giller Prize Reveals Shortlist of Heavy Hitters for 30th Anniversary
This morning the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced their five book 2023 shortlist via Facebook livestream. Whittled down from the 12-title longlist, the shortlist is packed with highly decorated writers, ...
September 28, 2023
Grant writing 101: Writing a budget
Writing a grant budget can be daunting, but I promise it doesn’t have to be! Many writing grants don’t even require budgets (TAC and OAC!), but some grants, including the Canada Council for the Arts ...
September 06, 2023
Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces 12-Title Longlist for 30th Anniversary Year
This morning, the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced their 12-title longlist for the 2023 award, which marks the 30th anniversary of the prestigious honour, widely considered to be the most influential ...
August 23, 2023
Trashpanda Futures in Quality Time and The Marigold
Suzannah Showler & Andrew F. Sullivan on the Raccoons of TorontoToronto has one true mascot, a creature with a deeper understanding of the city than any human. The raccoon makes a significant appearance ...
July 06, 2023
In Memoriam: Dundurn Press Founder Kirk Howard 1942-2023
Today Dundurn Press shared that their founder and Publisher Emeritus John Kirk Howard, C.M., passed away on June 30th, 2023. Born December 3, 1942, Howard (known as Kirk to everyone who knew him) was ...
June 30, 2023
"We Don’t Have to Go Along with the Status Quo" Introducing Assembly Press
This week, poet and publisher Leigh Nash, poet and editor Andrew Faulkner, and veteran literary publicist and communications strategist Debby de Groot announced a new joint venture: a brand new multi-genre ...
June 28, 2023
Book Therapy: Big Shadow
“It suddenly felt pointless—no, more damning than that: it was embarrassing—to have devoted the day to him, travelling to the countrystead just to find his books, then imagining myself as the next ...
June 12, 2023
Giller Foundation Announces the Giller Mantella Scholarship for Black, Indigenous, and Racialized Students
This morning, the Canadian writing and publishing community got big news from one of the most significant organizations in its landscape: the Giller Foundation, administrators of the Scotiabank Giller ...
May 23, 2023
The Word on the Street's Sienna Tristen on Programming 100+ Writers to Create an In-Person Version of Bookstagram & BookTok
The Word on the Street returns to Toronto this weekend, May 27 and 28, for their second year back in Queen's Park after a long absence. The two-day schedule is packed with programming that would make ...