It was his voice that caught her attention. On a Friday in early 2012, Christine Haebler, a producer at Screen Siren Pictures, was driving to work when she heard Richard Wagamese on CBC Radio talking to host Shelagh Rogers about Indian Horse, his novel about an Ojibwe boy named Saul who is traumatized at a residential school and finds possible salvation through hockey.
A quarter-century after appearing on the Prairies publishing scene in Winnipeg, Great Plains Publications is seeing changes in its leadership.
March 15, 2018 at 02:15pm | Filed under: Deals
Toronto cookbook and culinary gift shop Good Egg is closing in June after a decade in business.
March 14, 2018 at 04:49pm
March 14, 2018 at 10:48am | Filed under: Agency/distribution changes
March 13, 2018 at 05:48pm | Filed under: Agency/distribution changes
Ten years after winning the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature, the historical YA novel The Landing by John Ibbitson is being reissued by Kids Can Press, with all the proceeds going to a great cause: the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
March 13, 2018 at 03:50pm | Filed under: Children's publishing
The second annual Growing Room festival, hosted by Room magazine, brought writers together in Vancouver from March 1–4 to celebrate diverse Canadian literature and underrepresented voices.
March 12, 2018 at 05:16pm
March 12, 2018 at 04:46pm | Filed under: Deals
With its 40th-anniversary celebrations on the horizon, Nimbus Publishing is getting settled in a new home in Halifax’s north end.
March 12, 2018 at 04:44pm
Media artist and ethnobotanist T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss has been named the 2018 Indigenous storyteller-in-residence at the Vancouver Public Library.
March 12, 2018 at 03:20pm
March 12, 2018 at 02:20pm | Filed under: Address changes
March 12, 2018 at 01:30pm | Filed under: Awards
Two Canadian authors are up for this year’s Triangle Awards, which honour the best LGBTQ fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and trans… Read More »
March 12, 2018 at 12:30pm | Filed under: Awards
While browsing her local independent bookstore in 2011, Nancy Vo had an “aha” moment. She had just discovered Jon Klassen’s bestseller I Want My Hat Back: “I was floored and thought, ‘How did a picture book just do that to me?’ It sealed the deal – I was on a path to making kids’ books.”
March 12, 2018 at 11:17am | Filed under: Awards
The International Authors Forum has released a letter signed by 63 writers’ organizations from around the world expressing their concern… Read More »
March 8, 2018 at 04:49pm
March 8, 2018 at 04:34pm | Filed under: Deals
Marianne Boelscher Ignace and Chief Ronald E. Ignace have won the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia for A Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws.
March 8, 2018 at 03:13pm
Georgia Straight journalist Travis Lupick has won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for his book Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.
March 8, 2018 at 12:45pm | Filed under: Awards