Jack Rabinovitch, who founded the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 1994, will be honoured by the Toronto Reference Library with their newly announced Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room.
Three finalists have been announced for McGill University’s Cundill History Prize.
Penguin Canada was the big winner at this year’s Taste Canada Awards.
October 30, 2018 at 05:51pm | Filed under: Awards
McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland has acquired, on exclusive submission, Canadian English rights to Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jordan Abel’s… Read More »
October 30, 2018 at 05:19pm | Filed under: Deals
Effective Nov. 1, Crwth Press titles will be distributed by University of Toronto Press Distribution. Crwth Press will accept returns… Read More »
October 30, 2018 at 04:48pm | Filed under: Agency/distribution changes
Author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Sydney Smith found themselves on stage once again last night, as their much-lauded picture book Town is by the Sea (Groundwood Books) took home the grand prize.
What you read isn’t as important as that you read. Writers sometimes hold certain types of reading in higher regard than others. But that limits you in a world where there’s so much good reading to be had.
October 29, 2018 at 05:10pm | Filed under: Opinion
It’s laughs, camera, action as Eden Robinson reports from the film set of the long-gestating adaptation of her novel Monkey Beach.
It has never been more crucial for game studies and game culture to revisit its “canonical” texts through the intersectional lenses of gender, sexuality, race, and class.
When Vancouver author and editor Jennifer Croll launched her 2016 YA non-fiction title, Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga, she concocted a few special drinks for the event in honour of the women profiled in her book. Croll observed how much her guests enjoyed imbibing cocktails like “the Coco Chanel.” Inspired, she pitched her editor at Prestel Publishing a book of drink recipes named after influential women in history.
October 25, 2018 at 04:51pm | Filed under: Deals
With the political climate south of the border continually making headlines, titles about social change are finding a larger audience.
October 25, 2018 at 04:50pm | Filed under: Industry News
Canadian writers are earning substantially less of their income from writing, a survey by The Writers’ Union of Canada has found.
October 25, 2018 at 04:09pm | Filed under: Industry News
Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black is a finalist for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
Coach House Books editorial director Alana Wilcox has been recognized for her contribution to Canadian publishing.
The writers question the existing framework, star system, privilege, and hierarchies in CanLit, speak to their own experiences, insist on accountability, and champion change.
October 22, 2018 at 05:01pm | Filed under: Industry News
GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet explores the notoriously thorny subject of queer identity, delivering what is often missing from the subject: humour. Published by Greystone Books, the picture book is a play on the constantly evolving language used to define queer identity.
October 22, 2018 at 04:55pm | Filed under: Opinion