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Remembering Graeme Gibson

Canadian novelist and conservationist was partner of Margaret Atwood.

US sues for Snowden's income from book

Snowden: "Permanent Record is so truthful that it was literally against the law to write."

“We Are the Weather”

Author Johnathan Safran Foer: Saving the planet means changing how we eat.

She Said: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

The reporters who broke the Weinstein story talk about their new book.

Noma Bar on designing The Testaments

The master of the double entendre speaks about bringing Atwood’s fictional world to life.

Stephen King on his new book

His latest, The Institute, revolves around a totalitarian boot camp for telekinetic children.

XKCD cartoonist's book How To

Randall Munroe's third book will make you laugh as you learn.

A book that changed my life?

Malcolm Gladwell: ‘Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’.

TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

Jillian Tamaki, Jonathan Auxier shortlisted for $50K award.

Paul McCartney on being a 'Grandude'

McCartney worked with the Canadian illustrator Kathryn Durst to create the book.

Giller Prize Presents its 2019 Longlist

Andre Alexis, Margaret Atwood, among 12 authors up for $100,000 book prize.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Photographer Murdo MacLeod captures the stars of this year’s event.

Another way of thinking about aging

Why Carl Honoré wants us to celebrate that aging is inevitable.

Téa Obreht’s ‘Inland’ review by Ron Charles

'Inland' interweaves two distinct story lines that resonate with each other in curious ways.

Author-Illustrator Couple: The Pinkneys

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have collaborated on nearly 20 children books.

Remembering Toni Morrison

Acclaimed author dramatised African-American experience with fierce passion.

On Moby Dick as a Way of Seeing the World

The encyclopedic genius of Herman Melville’s masterpiece.

Edward Snowden memoir, Permanent Record

Out on 17 September, the book will reveal whistleblower’s secrets.

Wickedly funny thriller

How Oyinkan Braithwaite wrote a debut novel now longlisted for the Booker Prize.

Eden Robinson's Trickster Drift

Second book in trilogy is shortlisted for 2019 Sunburst Award for Canadian fantasy writing.

‘The future is creativity'

Children’s book author Hervé Tullet nurtures kids’ imaginations at ICA LA.

Colson Whitehead's latest novel

The Nickel Boys is a departure from previous works, just as everything he's done before.

What is Peppa Pig's height?

The cartoon pig's size is now the subject of much online debate.

The new Cats movie trailer

There has been widespread criticism of the trailer, but is it too soon to judge?

Message-in-a-bottle author found

The author has been located some 50 years after he threw it into the Indian Ocean.

Chuck Klosterman’s new book

“Raised in Captivity” digs into philosophical questions that shape modern culture.

Jay-Z book by Michael Eric Dyson

"Jay-Z: Made in America" will honor hip-hop legend on his 50th birthday.

From Uber driving to huge book deal

Adrian McKinty's life-changing phone call that would pull him into “some major craziness.”

For the Good of the Game

Candid and sometimes angry, Bud Selig's new book may surprise you.

The Sandman, Catch-22, Cloud Atlas ...

So has TV ended the age of the unfilmable book? Is any book truly limited to the page?

Mo Willems Has A New Creative Challenge

The acclaimed children's author is exploring artistic sandboxes at the Kennedy Center.

Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert

Describing the brutal truth of nursing a dying loved one.

On Being a Woman Who Loves Math

Catherine Chung finds inspiration in the lives of otherwise forgotten mathematicians.

Student Design Award winners

Unique revamps of iconic books by Haruki Murakami, Owen Jones, and R.J. Palacio.

'Searing, unflinching'

Elizabeth Acevedo's debut The Poet X wins British literary prize Carnegie Medal.

Hunger Games prequel book

A prequel by Suzanne Collins with a potential movie adaptation on the way.

€100,000 International Dublin Literary Award

Won by 33-year-old US author Emily Ruskovich for her debut novel, Idaho.

"Elderhood" : why older people are happier

Author Dr. Louise Aronson thinks we currently get a lot wrong about what it means to be old.

“Alphabet Squadron” by Alexander Freed

How a self-taught San Francisco author gets to write the latest chapters of Star Wars.

Haruki Murakami interview

Noted Japanese author Haruki Murakami looks back over 40 years of literary endeavors.

Indigenous Voices Award winners

Tanya Tagaq's debut novel Split Tooth and Tasha Spillett's Surviving the City recognized.

Lambda Literary Awards

Casey Plett and Joshua Whitehead have won awards for their debut novels.

“Harry Potter: A Journey Through …”

New e-books will each be based on subjects studied at the Hogwarts.

“The Rest of the Story”

YA best-selling novelist Sarah Dessen is back with a new book and a Netflix deal.

Miriam Körner's Yellow Dog

Among best books of the year, as chosen by Saskatchewan students.

Can reading improve your mental health?

A panel of top authors discussed at a special BBC Culture event at the Hay Festival.

Songs from the Novel Greatest Hits

A collaboration with a songwriter to create an original soundtrack for a fictional songwriter.

Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass

Rush frontman dives deep in the world of bass guitars with book, exhibits.

Judith Kerr was both sweetness and steel

And no one could draw a tiger’s smile quite like her, remembers Nancy Banks-Smith.

Man Booker International Prize

Jokha Alharthi wins for Celestial Bodies – the first time an Arabic book has won.

George RR Martin teases what’s next

TV adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire might be over, but its author says he’s still working.

Author Goes 'Spying On The South'

In his new book, Tony Horwitz is back exploring "the old, weird America."

Recipes from author Frances Mayes

"Under the Tuscan Sun" author offers some delicious dishes from Italy.

Writers’ Trust of Canada award

Journalist Rachel Giese wins the Political Writing prize for book on masculinity.

Tim Conway never wanted a solo spotlight

Five Carol Burnett Clips That Prove Why Tim Conway Was the Show’s M.V.P.

“Howard Stern Comes Again”

In new book, Stern talks regret, and how therapy changed him.

Sally Rooney's Normal People

Sally Rooney has beaten Michelle Obama to book of the year at the British Book Awards.

A new biography of Susan Sontag

Sontag: Her Life says she wrote Freud: The Mind of the Moralist by Philip Rieff.

‘Don’t write—just type’

Advice from Daniel Mendelsohn, writer, critic, translator and editor-at-large.

T.C. Boyle still addicted to writing

The author last month released his 17th novel in a span of four decades.

UN's report on biodiversity

Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history.

Harper Lee’s lost true crime book

Nearly 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee came across a sensational case...

How Peter Mayhew became Chewbacca

Mayhew was perfect for the role of Chewie, the loveable, even cuddly sidekick to Han Solo.

Featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond

Canadian $10 bill has won the top prize in an international banknote competition.

Remembering author Wayson Choy

In 2015, Choy received the George Woodcock Award that recognized his outstanding career.

“Jeopardy!” winner prepared at the library

James Holzhauer: "I have a strategy of reading children’s books to gain knowledge."

Judith Viorst 'Nearing 90'

Author has many children's books to her name, and she has a new book of poetry out now.

2019 Pulitzer Prizes

The Overstory, by Richard Powers is the Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction.

Why Notre Dame matters

What Victor Hugo wrote to save Notre Dame when it was on the brink of destruction.

'Loonshots'

Author Safi Bahcall says that innovative ideas — 'loonshots' — are too often shut down.

The genius of Beverly Cleary

How Ramona Quimby helps kids make sense of this unstable world.

The first black hole image

Katie Bouman led development of a computer program that made the image possible.

Susan Choi's powerful fifth novel

Teen years echo through a lifetime in 'Trust Exercise'.

George Elliott Clarke dedicates poem

A poem dedicated to civil rights activist Joan Jones, praising her "panther rhetoric."

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents

The bestselling parody ranked No. 2 on the list of “challenged” books compiled by the ALA.

Green Day releasing first book this fall

Band collaborated with cartoonist Frank Caruso for ‘Last of the American Girls’.

Walter Scott book prize shortlist revealed

The final contenders for this year's Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.

Man Booker Prize-winner Ian McEwan

His new novel, "Machines Like Me," is about the future of artificial intelligence.

Project Bookmark Canada

Putting pieces of stories in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes are set.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates His 100th

On March 24 with the publication of “Little Boy,” his life story told in flashes and arias.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50

How Eric Carle’s colourful story about metamorphosis became a classic.

Teddy Geiger, Shawn Mendes' songwriter

Once a pop star in the early 2000s, Geiger is now penning hits for music's biggest names.

Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr

Iconic artist Emily Carr surrounded herself with animals. Woo, takes centre stage in new book.

Canada Reads author David Chariandy

How books helped him feel less of an outsider while growing up.

No, men aren't better at reading maps:

Cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon picks best books exposing gender myths.

Kate Harris wins RBC Taylor award

Lands of Lost Borders was chosen as winner of the RBC Taylor Prize.

Author says Netflix deal a 'wow moment'

John Marrs' third novel, The One, will be turned into a 10-part series by the streaming giant.

‘The Wife’ author Meg Wolitzer

Answering reader questions in conversation with Jeffrey Brown.

Sixth novel from Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread is not only about childhood, but also what it feels like to be a child.

Naomi Klein to write On Fire

The book will examine how climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.

Mapping Oliver Jeffers’s World

In his studio in Brooklyn, he brings together his work as a fine artist and as an illustrator.

Maria Popova: By the Book

The author of 'Figuring' likes how children’s books speak “a language of absolute sincerity".

George Orwell gets apology after 70 years

The British Council has apologised to Orwell after rejecting an essay seven decades ago.

Zucked: The Education of An Unlikely Activist

In his book, Roger McNamee lays out 'Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe'.

Dr Seuss's thank-you letter

The letter stopped the author from burning his first children’s book manuscript.

“No manners meals”

Weird Parenting Wins author Hillary Frank on why parents should trust their instincts.

Plaque for real life Pooh bear

A plaque has been unveiled for the real life bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

Have aliens found us?

A Harvard astronomer on the mysterious interstellar object 'Oumuamua'.

Canada Reads 2019 Long List

From thought-provoking fiction to inspiring memoirs, finding one book to move you.

Dr. Dave Williams on failure & success

'It's what we do when we don't succeed that determines whether we will succeed'.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo reviewed

Kondo directs to fill hearts with gratitude for items that have outlived their utility.

Remembering Mike Taylor

Burlington's Walk Off the Earth lost their “beloved brother and bandmate”.

Augment Storytime with AR Books

Augmented reality books provide a new way to spend quality family time together.

Poets of Instagram inject fresh voices.

Poetry has been enjoying a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers.

"Becoming" book tour extended into 2019.

Michelle Obama will be speaking in Toronto May 4 next year.

Remembering writer Richard Wagamese

A special book launch was held on Dec. 4 at the University of Victoria.

Remembering Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith, veteran turned social activist, dies at 95.

Handmaid's Tale sequel

Margaret Atwood to write sequel inspired by the state of the modern world.

Esi Edugyan wins 2nd Scotiabank Giller Prize

The novel Washington Black follows the saga of an 11-year-old boy who escapes slavery.

Dan Brown on how to write a bestseller

Brown talks about bad reviews, his habit of hanging upside down in this interview.

Remembering Stan Lee

The creator of Spider-Man, Lee considered the comic book medium an art form.

Remembering Stratford Festival founder Douglas Rain.

Rain was one of the few surviving members of the Festival’s founding company.

Inspired by her father's letters

How her father's war-time love letters inspired Kathy Page's new novel.