When William Weintraub’s debut novel, Why Rock the Boat?, was released in 1961, the author’s former colleagues at the Montreal Gazette might have been forgiven for feeling that the title was just a tad ironic.
The author of The Marrow Thieves found out she won the $50,000 Kirkus Prize as she was searching her desk for loose change for transit.
Allison Hirst is Dundurn’s resident woman of mystery. The developmental editor is responsible for a variety of non-fiction titles and crime mysteries, including Steve Burrows’ popular Birder Murder books, Nick Wilkshire’s new Foreign Affairs series, and Janet Kellough’s “brilliant historical series,” the Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries.
While Melanie Florence has written multiple works of fiction and non-fiction for children, the picture book genre is still new to her. It’s also where she’s having the greatest success.
Canadian women crime and mystery writers Ausma Zehanat Khan, Janet Kellough, Anne Emery, R.M. Greenaway, Alice Walsh, and Maureen Jennings.
You don’t need to be a sleuth to see that the female takeover of crime fiction is almost complete.
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).
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.
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.
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.