In the past, queer fiction was so niche that our most beloved authors were largely unknown to straight readers. The tide is changing.
St. John’s–based Breakwater Books has cemented its place in Newfoundland and Labrador’s literary community not only by supporting local writers… Read More »
June 21, 2018 at 03:07pm
The latest news and awards from and for Canadian children’s publishers.
Omar El Akkad, Maria Qamar, and Sheena Kamal were named the winners of the third annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prizes.
Kingston, Ontario–based writer Diane Schoemperlen has been awarded the $50,000 Canada Council for the Arts’ Molson Prize.
June 21, 2018 at 10:43am | Filed under: Agency/distribution changes
Wendy McLeod MacKnight’s second book, The Frame-Up, takes a magical premise – that the subjects in paintings are secretly alive in a world behind their frames – and turns it into an utterly charming page-turner for young readers.
June 20, 2018 at 02:26pm | Filed under: Children's publishing
June 20, 2018 at 01:52pm | Filed under: Industry News
HarperCollins senior editor Kate Cassaday has been promoted to executive editor, effective June 25. Cassaday, who has been with HarperCollins… Read More »
June 20, 2018 at 01:45pm | Filed under: Personnel changes
Seven stellar debut Canadian titles from the forthcoming season.
June 20, 2018 at 12:17pm | Filed under: Preview
The meteoric rise of her dystopian novel, currently in its ninth printing, has kept Dimaline and her publisher on their toes.
The people who will buy your book don’t care who published it. So if it makes no difference to them, why should it make a difference to you?
June 20, 2018 at 10:35am | Filed under: Opinion
Writers sitting on publication-ready manuscripts are invited to pitch them to Canadian publishers in 280-character tweets on #CanLitPit (Canadian Literature Pitch) day on July 11.
A child – a reluctant reader, perhaps, or one seeking more confidence reading aloud, or even one working to get over a fear of dogs – will choose a book from the stack, sit down on a blanket with a dog and its handler, and spend half an hour reading aloud.
June 18, 2018 at 04:38pm | Filed under: Libraries
Smith was in attendance at the June 18 CILIP event, held at the British Library in London, and he gave a moving speech: “Too often you believe that growing up in a small town is unrelatable… it’s in the quiet moments that we see the stories that we share.”
A jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario have selected Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City and Joanne Robertson’s The Water Walker as the winners of the fifth annual Indigenous Literature Award.
The League of Canadian Poets has named the winners of the 2018 Annual Poetry Awards.
Arsenal Pulp Press publisher Brian Lam has acquired rights to Vancouver-based CBC journalist Jeremy Allingham‘s first book, Major Misconduct: Why We… Read More »
A revised edition of Shannon Webb-Campbell’s poetry collection Who Took My Sister will be released in the coming months, Book*hug has announced.
June 14, 2018 at 01:01pm | Filed under: Bookselling