When Andrew Wooldridge, publisher at Orca Book Publishers, heard Marie Wilson, a commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, speak at the annual general meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers last year, an idea took root.
Montreal graphica publisher Drawn & Quarterly opened its first designated children’s bookstore at the beginning of October, in honour of the tenth anniversary of its first store, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
Toronto author Kevin Sands had earned two degrees in theoretical physics and was toiling away as a researcher and teacher before writing his first middle-grade novel, The Blackthorn Key (Simon & Schuster Canada).
Second Story Press was quick to pull an ESL teaching guide that included racist language from its website and apologized for causing “hurt and offence.”
Emma Donoghue was the marquee name at the ninth annual Telling Tales Festival – held at the Westfield Heritage Village outside of Hamilton, Ontario, on Sept. 17.
Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series is an animated storyteller – both in her books and over the phone.
Montreal author Fanny Britt and illustrator Isabelle Arsenault did not meet until they started collaborating on their first graphic novel, 2012’s Jane, le renard et moi.
Sometimes life requires us to be braver and bolder than we think we can be.
Children’s author Deborah Ellis attended the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of The Breadwinner, an animated film adaptation of her bestselling, award-winning middle grade novel.
Storyteller and children’s author Jan Andrews died on Sept. 2, at the age of 75, after falling down a flight of stairs at a friend’s home earlier in the week.