February 23, 2022
The Writers' Trust Announces their 2022 Rising Stars, including Trillium Book Award Winner Téa Mutonji
This afternoon, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced their five 2022 Rising Stars. Each year the programme, which has run since 2019, invites five acclaimed Canadian writers to select, endorse, and ...
February 16, 2022
"I’ve Read What I’ve Wanted... No Regrets" Ayaz Pirani on the Books That Shaped Him, from S.E. Hinton to Kabir
Ayaz Pirani's third poetry collection, How Beautiful People Are (Gordon Hill Press) builds on his reputation as a meditative, skillful, and wise writer rooted in the Indian ginan poetic tradition. Capturing ...
January 12, 2022
CBC Canada Reads Announces Star Studded 2022 Longlist
CBC Books has announced the 15-title mixed genre Canada Reads longlist for the 21st iteration of the popular debate literary show. The list includes memoir, short fiction, and novels, including recent ...
December 20, 2021
December Gratitude: Check Out 5 of Our Favourite Author Interviews & Excerpts from 2021
For our final instalment of December Gratitude, the series in which we are rounding up of some of our favourite postings from 2021, it's a double-whammy: we're sharing five of our favourite author interviews and five ...
December 15, 2021
Robert Rotenberg on His Family's Lost Story of Heroism, A Memorable Opening Line, & Going Back to Chandler
Bestselling crime writer Robert Rotenberg, who is also a prominent criminal lawyer, knows how to craft a good story. But he got a serious surprise when two distant relatives wrote a story he'd never heard ...
December 13, 2021
December Gratitude: Check Out 5 of Our Favourite Columns from 2021
Today we're sharing the second instalment of December Gratitude, our round-up of some of our favourite postings from 2021. If you missed the first one, featuring some incredible 2021 writer-in-residence ...
December 06, 2021
December Gratitude: Check Out 5 of Our Favourite Writer-in-Residence Posts from 2021
This month, as the year winds down, we'll be looking back and highlighting some of our favourite pieces from Open Book this year. Our writer-in-residence posts, our author interviews, our book excerpts, ...
August 12, 2021
Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves Hits Another Massive Milestone
To say that Cherie Dimaline's debut young adult novel, The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat), was a smash success upon its publication in 2017 is an understatement: the beloved novel swept awards in Canada ...
December 19, 2019
5 Great Books to Escape With Over the Holiday Season
As the holidays approach, life can get a bit hectic. Whether you're cooking for large amounts of people, organizing travel plans, or mentally preparing yourself to deal with that one difficult relative, ...
December 16, 2019
BookNet Canada Unveils Top-Selling Books of 2019
If you're wondering what topped the sales charts in 2019, BookNet Canada has released their data for the best-selling books in Canada over the last year.Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming (Crown Publishing) ...