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.
A new library dedicated exclusively to texts written by women is opening in Vancouver in February. The Vancouver Women’s Library… Read More »
Room magazine is hosting the country’s first feminist literary festival, titled Growing Room, in March.
Two Canadian authors are working behind the scenes to help coordinate their local city marches.
A group of writers in Kingston‚ Ontario, is doing its part to aid in the current international refugee crisis‚ and to support authors persecuted overseas.
Catherine Montgomery, a program officer with the Canada Council for the Arts, died on Jan. 5, at the age of 62.
Verse lovers celebrated a new must-see destination nestled in the city’s eclectic Kensington Market over the holidays. Knife Fork Book‚… Read More »
I met Mel Bolen 20 years ago this spring. Already a bookseller, I was hoping to work at Bolen Books, her celebrated store in Victoria’s Hillside Shopping Centre.
Marianne Apostolides often bikes to an art gallery after a session of writing. Looking at things from different angles and… Read More »
Every year, the search for the Great Gay Novel proves to be more challenging than the last.
Jim Munro of Munro’s Books passed away Monday at his home. he was 87.