May 08, 2023
The Big Contest! Enter to Win 10 Books from The Word on the Street
Toronto's favourite literary gathering, The Word on the Street, takes over Queen's Park on May 27 and 28 this year, and to celebrate, the good folks at WOTS are giving one lucky reader the chance to win ...
April 18, 2023
Vancouver's Will Richter Wins CBC Short Story Prize for His Gripping Tale of Literary Festival Violence
This morning, CBC Books and the Canada Council for the Arts announced that Vancouver's Will Richter has won the 2023 CBC Short Story Prize. His story "Just a Howl" captured the prestigious $6,000 prize, ...
April 05, 2023
Poetry Month Starts Strong with a Massive Increase for the Newly Renamed Latner Griffin Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize
A surprise announcement from the Writers' Trust of Canada today contained some good news for Canadian poets, just in time for National Poetry Month: The former Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, awarded ...
March 30, 2023
Kate Beaton's Ducks Wins Canada Reads, Making it the First Graphic Narrative to Capture the Crown
CBC Canada Reads 2023 has officially wrapped, crowning one title as the book all Canadians should read "to shift their perspective" this year. It was a smart and tight series of debates this year, with ...
March 27, 2023
CBC Canada Reads: A Tense Vote Sets up a Tight Race Going Forward
We're at the halfway mark already in the 2023 edition of CBC Books' Canada Reads competition, one of the biggest literary events of the year and a potentially career-making accolade for the author of ...
March 27, 2023
"I Was Genuinely in Love with This Little Creation" The 2023 Canada Reads Panellists on Strategy, Book Love, & Celebration Trees
Today is the day – this morning, the 2023 edition of CBC's book debate bonanza, Canada Reads kicked off. We'll be covering the debates at tomorrow's halfway point and after the winner is crowned at ...
March 22, 2023
Writers' Trust Announces New $75,000 Weston International Award for Nonfiction
It's a busy time for Canadian literary prize news, following last week's announcement of the newly-merged Griffin Poetry Prize longlist and with next week seeing the always-eventful CBC Canada Reads debates. ...
March 15, 2023
The Griffin Prize Announces Its First Longlist Since Merging Into the World's Biggest Poetry Prize
This morning the Griffin Poetry Prize announced its 10-book 2023 longlist, its first since the prize underwent major changes to open its eligibility to publishers worldwide, consolidating its two previous ...
January 25, 2023
CBC Announces a Panelist Line Up Studded with TV & Social Media Stars for Canada Reads 2023
It's one of the first signs for book lovers in Canada that spring is around the corner – CBC Books has announced its line up of celebrity panelists and the books they've chosen to defend in the upcoming ...
November 28, 2022
Scott Griffin on The Griffin Prize's Evolution into the World's Largest Poetry Prize
In September, the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry announced a major change to the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prizes: the two annual prizes, one awarded to a book of Canadian poetry and the other ...