When Sheila Koffman opened Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop 30 years ago, publishing and selling books about social justice by and about culturally diverse and disenfranchised figures – in particular for young readers – was considered a fringe business.
When I embarked on writing what would become my latest novel, I did not set out to write about Indigenous characters. I began composing a work of straight-up horror, hoping to be the next Stephen King. But that’s not how In Case I Go turned out. The connection between where I started and where I ended seems obvious now. After all, Canada’s treatment of its Indigenous peoples is horrific.
When Douglas & McIntyre – once one of Canada’s largest independent book publishers – filed for bankruptcy in fall 2012, the news sent reverberations throughout the industry.
Erinne Paisley is the author of Can Your Smartphone Change the World?, the first in a new series of nonfiction pop activism books, which encourages and teaches young people to use social media for good
“Who needs to imagine different worlds? Well, trans people certainly do,” says editor Casey Plett.
In her work as a PhD student at University of Toronto and children’s literature teacher at Seneca College, Heba Elsherief has turned her attention toward the representations of Muslim characters in children’s literature.
Hal Wake stands will stand down from the Vancouver Writers Fest this fall.
Q&Q talks to Toronto artist Golboo Amani about her latest performance piece, Public Reading, which will be part of the SummerWorks festival.
The protection and dissemination of narrative and poetics are integral to the future of Indigenous publishing, says Shannon Webb-Campbell.
The world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore lives again.
At the age of 57, Avie Bennett could have started winding down an immensely successful career to retire comfortably on the millions he’d made developing shopping plazas. Instead he became a Canadian book publisher.
Canadian food writing has come into its own, despite the lack of a homegrown Anthony Bourdain or Ruth Reichl. Three authors share their insights into the country’s culinary prose.
The Woodbridge Farm Writers’ Retreat is expanding its activities to include book publishing.
In 1944, Margaret V. Paull completed her course work at the Ontario College of Art, before embarking on a long and influential career in Canadian publishing.
The second edition of the Festival of Literary Diversity drew bigger crowds than its inaugural 2016 launch.
Annie Koyama’s origin story is as compelling as any of these superhero tropes.
The city of Winnipeg has announced that it is seeking its first-ever Poet Laureate, to be selected this fall.
Anansi, the press Dennis Lee co-founded 50 years ago, will release the new volume.
Book clubs often are dismissed as an excuse for women to gossip and drink wine. But it’s hard to ignore their influence on sales.
After revisiting Timothy Findley’s breakout novel, 1977’s The Wars, for one of her books, Vancouver scholar Sherrill Grace discovered there wasn’t enough information on the Canadian novel (or its author) to satisfy her curiosity.
London, Ontario’s regional book-buying fair finished its first event of 2017 this week.
How Daniel Heath Justice, Katherena Vermette, and Gregory Scofield have used social media platforms for social justice.
A series of historic photos of indigenous life that Saskatchewan author and journalist Paul Seesequasis has been curating on his social media feeds will be published in book form by Penguin Random House Canada.
If there was a prize for the best author laugh in CanLit, Eden Robinson’s would be at the top of the list.
Following the release of Alexandra Shimo’s memoir last fall, the author wondered what else she could do to help a First Nations community struggling with poverty and the legacy of residential schooling.