For eight years, Iain Higgins, a professor in the University of Victoria’s English department, sat on the board for the prestigious literary journal The Malahat Review, where he also served as associate editor.
In an historic first, the Toronto Book Award’s shortlist is comprised entirely of people of colour for the first time in the prize’s 44-year history.
Each month, Canadian library staff vote for their favourite upcoming books, via BookNet Canada’s Loan Stars readers-advisory program and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council.
B.C. writer Greg Brown has two stories on this year’s Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize longlist.
Do you live in a major urban centre? Take this short test. You are giving a reading from your latest book at your local bookstore, and you invite a friend who lives an hour’s travel away. If your friend says instantly, “Awesome, I’ll be there,” chances are you live in a Big City. If your friend says, “What? Come all that way? On the highway?” then you probably live in a smaller city or town and belong to a group I call “out-of-line” artists.
Brilliance Audio’s Daniel Harmon has acquired world English audio rights, excluding Canada, to Lori Lansens’s upcoming novel We American Girls.… Read More »
The shortlists for the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in adult, YA, and short-story fiction have been announced.