The Montreal-born publisher John Calder, who died last week at the age of 91, was instrumental in battling the forces of censorship in the postwar 20th century.
A novelist, a short-story and non-fiction writer, and a fiction writer and frequent Q&Q contributor make up the jury for the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
Self-empowerment has been on multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya’s mind as she prepares to launch her memoir-manifesto I’m Afraid of Men (Penguin Canada). The volume shares its title with a song on Part-Time Woman, Shraya’s Polaris Music Prize–longlisted EP with the Queer Songbook Orchestra. But “I’m afraid of men” also serves as a thesis statement for her confessional, confrontational critique of our male-centred culture.
The jury for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction has been announced.
David Alexander, who was announced as Word on the Street’s new festival director in February, sees plenty of room to grow the country’s biggest print party.
Nine young-adult submissions have been received for this year’s 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature.