Nelson, B.C.-based author Jennifer Craig has won the $15,000 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for Gone to Pot.
Billy-Ray Belcourt, self-described “writer and academic and hopeless romantic,” won the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize on June 7 for his debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House).
The Word Vancouver festival has hired Chelene Knight as executive director.
When Pedlar Press founder Beth Follett was a young woman growing up in 1970s Winnipeg, she wanted to become a poet.
The best children’s non-fiction, series, and international titles due from Canadian publishers this fall.
More preteens, more problems: Life’s never easy for fictitious middle-graders, but the characters in these new novels are endlessly resourceful.
She persisted: This fall’s YA books feature young women with a cause, on a mission, or (in one case) plagued with leprosy.