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League of Canadian Poets' 2021

Ian Williams and Canisia Lubrin are among the 30 writers longlisted for the poetry awards.

Anne Carson

Canadian poet is the recipient of the 2021 PEN/Nabokov Award.

Q&A: Martha Waters

Author's latest novel To Love and to Loathe, is another delightful historical rom-com.

The Committed

The Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the rise of anti-Asian violence.

BookNet Canada Report

Print book sales up in games, education, and thrillers in 2020.

Out of the Sun: On Art, Race, and the Future

Acclaimed author Esi Edugyan to deliver 2021 Massey Lectures on art and race.

A Little Devil In America

Hanif Abdurraqib on writing history, Black performance and music videos.

Remembering Beverly Cleary

Children's author was the creator of Ralph S. Mouse and the irascible Ramona Quimby.

Remembering George Segal

US actor was Oscar-nominated for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Rachel Ricketts

On spiritual activism, self-care as a Black woman and why 'rest' is a 'form of resistance'.

Eden Robinson

The author is processing the end of ‘Trickster’ but has ideas for the future.

Noise : A Flaw in Human Judgment

Kahneman, Sibony and Sunstein find 'noise' is a huge problem for all sorts of organizations.

Douglas Adams

The crowdfunded book shines light on his best-known work, including Hitchhiker’s.

2021 Lambda Literary Awards

Francesca Ekwuyasi & Billy-Ray Belcourt among Canadian finalists.

Value(s)

Former central banker Mark Carney calls for a rebalancing of the dynamics of capitalism.

Useful Delusions

Shankar Vedantam on the power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain.

Women's Prize for Fiction

Consent by Vancouver author Annabel Lyon has made the 2021 longlist.

Sarena and Sasha Nanua

Debut fantasy authors on YA fiction and co-writing Sisters of the Snake.

Remembering Norton Juster

The celebrated author fashioned a world of his own in the classic The Phantom Tollbooth.

Naomi Klein: How to Change Everything

Klein explains how she has been inspired by a new, very young generation of protesters.

Remembering Walter Gretzky

Famed hockey dad remembered as family man, proud Canadian.

Hooked

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael Moss on how the food giants exploit our addictions.

Storykeepers

Waubgeshig Rice, Jennifer David’s new podcast is an audio book club on Indigenous lit

Klara and the Sun

In Kazuo Ishiguro’s sweet new novel, a robot befriends a teenage girl.

Don't Fear the Fat

Cookbook author Lee Capatina offers healthy fat-fuelled recipes.

From Facebook to Real Book

Murray Lundberg's Yukon History & Abandoned Places page attracts a publisher.

'Flushy'

Library staff in Nova Scotia hop into action after bunny found in bathroom.

Two Truths and a Lie

A botched execution leads to a search for answers for Ellen McGarrahan.

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Howl publisher helped found and sustain the Beat movement.

Flight of the Diamond Smugglers

A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa By Matthew Gavin Frank.

Elizabeth Sagan

Book lover arranges her huge library of novels into imaginative scenes.

Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion

Essays from the writer’s early years highlight her search for truth and attention to detail.

2021 Freedom to Read Award

David A. Robertson, a Swampy Cree author and graphic novelist, wins the award.

Octavia Butler

For every society that perished in her books, came a story of rebuilding, of repair.

Small in the City

Halifax children's book illustrator Sydney Smith nominated for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates looks to science and tech to end climate crisis ... but can nations cooperate?

Fuddle Duddle!

Fifty years ago #onthisday, February 16, 1971, an iconic Canadian slang term was born.

Paul McVeigh

Editor of Queer Love, introduces a new anthology of Irish gay fiction.

Mars

The United Arab Emirates' Hope mission has returned its first picture of Mars.

Cowboy Graves by Roberto Bolaño

The Chilean writer’s posthumous novellas may be the most autobiographical fiction he wrote.

Chigozie Obioma

‘I really do believe that fiction should say more than one thing’

Super Bowl 2021

The Weeknd gave a monumental performance at this year's halftime show.

Remembering Christopher Plummer

Six standout films from Christopher Plummer's illustrious career.

Golden Globes 2021

Female directors, Emerald Fennell, Chloe Zhao and Regina King, make history in nominations.

Louise Bernice Halfe

Indigenous poet and residential school survivor named Canada's parliamentary poet laureate.

Jennifer Turliuk

Burlington raised author on How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life (Next).

Made in China

Journalist Amelia Pang looks at the alarming human toll of cheap stuff made in China.

2021 Evergreen Award Finalists

Books by Desmond Cole, Thomas King & Silvia Moreno-Garcia among 10 finalists.

Ida B. the Queen

Michelle Duster reflects on her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells' legacy.

Remembering Cloris Leachman

Oscar and multiple Emmy winner best remembered on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Celebrating Robert Burns Day/Night

Virtual events in Scotland and far afield to celebrate the life and work of the national bard.

Remembering Larry King

"I just love what I do," he said, "I love asking questions, I love doing the interviews."

Remembering on Lincoln Alexander Day

He was Canada’s 1st Black MP, cabinet minister, and Ont. lieutenant-governor.

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

The 22-year-old poet wowed the crowd with her reading during Joe Biden’s swearing-in.

Graphic Medicine

The cartoonists making mental health their muse.

Crossroads

Kaleb Dahlgren, Humboldt crash survivor, shares his message of hope in new memoir.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

People around the world celebrating the life and lasting legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Writing the Rollercoaster

Book project highlights stories of riding out COVID-19 pandemic in Burlington.

Dr. Maya Angelou Doll

Barbie, for sale now, honors the legendary author and activist.

Canada Reads 2021 Contenders

The champions will bring their perspectives to this year's theme: One Book to Transport Us.

Tintin

Hergé’s original artwork for Le Lotus Bleu sells for record breaking €3.2m

The 99% Invisible City

Roman Mars spotlights cool urban design elements in his book.

Bravey

Alexi Pappas's new book delves into confidence, self-reliance, mental health.

Ambitious Girl

Activist and author Meena Harris reminds kids: your dreams are not a drawback.

The Liar's Dictionary

Eley Williams's beguiling first novel is a delight from A to Z.

CBC Canada Reads 2021 Longlist

20th edition of Canada Reads debates will take place March 8-11, 2021.

Remembering Eric Jerome Dickey

The US writer wrote 30 novels involving young African American characters.

Bridgerton : Page to Screen

The steamy Netflix drama takes quite a few liberties with its source material.

Ashley Audrain

Book publicist turned breakout author on her record-breaking debut novel 'Push'.

A Silver Lining in the Pandemic

How reading in these times has meant more than ever.

Remembering Pierre Cardin

Fashion designer Pierre Cardin ripped up convention and captured the zeitgeist.

Luster by Raven Leilani

Humour combines with crystalline prose in the story of a young American woman.

Remembering Barry Lopez

National Book Award winner was famous for chronicling his travels to remote places

Utopia Avenue

How David Mitchell connected Utopia Avenue to his previous books.

The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman becomes first debut author to land Christmas No 1 in UK.

You're Not Alone In Feeling Lonely

For Jonny Sun, loneliness felt like being an alien on a distant planet, alone in the universe.

André Alexis's Lockdown Project

Metamorphosis: A Viral Trilogy. A 3-part audio drama on isolation and change.

Remembering John le Carré

Pseudonym of the author David Cornwell, judged by many as the master of the spy novel.

Is This Anything?

Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and author of Is This Anything?, rarely laughs while he’s reading.

Remembering John Lennon

The re-imagining of John Lennon began almost as soon as his life ended.

Can't Even

Author Anne Helen Petersen on how millennials became the burnout generation.

7 Ways

Jamie Oliver’s new book offers ‘Ways’ out of pandemic cooking rut.

Toronto Book Award

The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole has won the 2020 Toronto Book Award.

No Filter by Sarah Frier

The inside story of Instagram’s rise wins the 2020 Business Book Prize.

The Queen’s Gambit

Netflix's most-watched scripted limited series spurs boom in sales of chess sets, books.

Remembering Diego Armando Maradona

Argentinian soccer icon inspired his country to World Cup glory in 1986.

Oak Flat

Lauren Redniss tells the story of a fight for sacred land in the American west.

Remembering Jan Morris

She was a soldier, a journalist, a novelist and became a poet of time and place.

Booker Prize 2020

The Scottish-American author Douglas Stuart has won the prize for his debut, Shuggie Bain.

2020 Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction

Jessica J. Lee has won the Hilary Weston Prize for Two Trees Make a Forest.

2020 Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Toronto writer Gil Adamson has won the prize for her novel Ridgerunner.

A Promised Land

Obama’s autobiography is elegantly written narrative, contemplation and introspection.

Lack of Diversity in Children’s Books

Talking to illustrators and publishers about why, and how things can change.

The Theremin

The strangest instrument ever invented, controlled entirely without physical contact.

Remembering In Flanders Fields

Why John McCrae's poignant WW I words still have power today.

Remembering Alex Trebek

Canadian broadcaster hosted the popular quiz show Jeopardy! for more than three decades.

Forest Bathing (shinrin-yoku)

A fascinating and ancient practice which promises us much strength and healing.

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Dark, explosive follow-up to cult hit Convenience Store Woman.

The Upswing

Putnam argues that history holds the keys to moving away from today's tumultuous age.

TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

Julie Flett has won the 2020 award for her picture book Birdsong.

Remembering Sir Sean Connery

Suave and cold-hearted, his 007 was every inch the Cold War dinosaur of the books.

Memorial

For Bryan Washington, writing his debut novel meant perfecting his rolled omelet.

Diana Wynne Jones’s Witch Week

Immortal 1982 middle-grade fantasy novel is a treat for the witches and weirdos in all of us.

Tommy Orange

"The bridge over which we span is not as connective as we believe it to be."

Billion Dollar Loser

From journalist Reeves Weideman comes the inside story of the rise and fall of WeWork.

The Book That Changed Japan’s Image

Published in 1900, Bushido changed how the nation was perceived around the world.

Azadi by Arundhati Roy

The author tackles Kashmir, Hindu nationalism and the dangers of being outspoken.

The Silence

DeLillo’s take on the apocalypse spare yet total, antic yet tragic, bleak and beautiful.

Rapture

Coach Nick Nurse chronicles journey to NBA title in new book.

Cubed: The Puzzle of Us All

Rubik's Cube inventor Ernő Rubik writes a new book: it's full of twists and turns.

2020 Nobel Prize in Literature : Louise Glück

Academy has chosen the American poet, citing her ‘unmistakable poetic voice’.

Remembering Eddie Van Halen

'He did things with the electric guitar that no one did'.

2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Three novels and two short story collections have made the shortlist.

They Said This Would Be Fun

A remarkable memoir about being a black student on a white Canadian campus.

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Society launches first textbook on residential school history.

David A. Robertson

The prolific author on reconnecting with his Cree heritage and paying tribute to his father.

Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom list.

Banning a Book

Andie Bulman writes why the freedom to read can't be taken for granted.

Remembering Sam McBratney

His bedtime story ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ became a children’s classic.

Top Books About Social Media

These books trace how people have given up a good deal of their waking life to Web 2.0

God-Level Knowledge Darts

The Bodega Boys wrote a book on life lessons from the Bronx, you know the vibes.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Her Own Words

"Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true."

The 2020 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Most diverse Booker Prize shortlist ever that includes four debuts.

2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood is the winner of the lifetime achievement award.

'Bibliotherapy'

Author Ann Cleeves funds 'bibliotherapy' service to help people heal with books.

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment

Since release earlier this month, it has become the #1 bestselling book in all of North America.

Remembering Dame Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on TV.

No Rules Rules

The story of Reed Hastings, who converted his small DVD-by-mail company into Netflix.

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices

Teen activist Marley Dias is amplifying black voices through the joy of reading on Netflix.

The Remarkable Cult of Elena Ferrante

A new novel by the mysterious author is as unflinching as her fans have come to expect.

Recommend Me a Book

Read the first pages of books without knowing the author or title.

The Socrates Express

Eric Weiner takes readers on a ride through applied philosophy.

Fauja Singh Keeps Going

Kid's book about the world's oldest marathon runner is a tale of perseverance.

Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ is a book of blazing brilliance.

Plutocrats

Freeland's book gives insight into possible approach as finance minister.

A Kids Book About .........

A publishing platform to help parents tackle tough topics and conversations with their kids.

Two More Books in Twilight Saga

Stephenie Meyer is planning to write two more books in her bestselling vampire series.

Untamed: Stop Pleasing To Start Living

Adele is letting her fans in on a little secret by sharing the book that changed her life.

Rage

Veteran reporter Bob Woodward's new Trump book, due out next month.

Memoirs and Misinformation

Book by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon one of CBC's 13 buzzy books to read this summer.

Minecraft ‘loophole’ Library

A virtual library hosts articles written by journalists which were censored online.

Excerpts from the Canada Reads 2020 Books

Canada Reads content will still be featured March 16-20, in a series of one hour programs.

The Impossible Climb by Mark Synnott

This description of Alex Honnold’s ascent without a safety rope is as gripping as a thriller.

Remembering Max von Sydow

The veteran actor, was the star of The Seventh Seal and The Exorcist.

'My Dark Vanessa'

Years after starting it, Kate Elizabeth Russell has delivered a nuanced novel about abuse.

Workers Protest Woody Allen Book

Publisher’s announcement that it will publish the filmmaker’s memoir has drawn criticism.

Our House Is on Fire by Greta Thunberg

A family account of her diagnosis becomes a must-read ecological message of hope.

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 Longlist

Celebrating excellence, originality, and accessibility in writing by women.

The Astrology Book Club March 2020

What to read this month, based on your sign presented by Lit Hub.

Jens Nygaard Knudsen

Lego minifigures designer remembered as a 'grown-up playmate' by friend.

‘Facebook: The Inside Story’

Author Steven Levy on how the company compares to Apple and Google.

Remembering Clive Cussler

US author of the popular Dirk Pitt novels, wrote more than 80 books in his lifetime.

Remembering Katherine Johnson

She was one of the mathematicians at NASA who were celebrated in “Hidden Figures.”

Having the Right to Be 'Too Much'

How Ramona Quimby taught a generation of girls to embrace brashness.

Remembering Larry Tesler

Computer scientist who created the seminal computer concepts cut, copy, and paste.

I PROMISE

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will release his first children's book, on Aug. 11

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Karma Brown’s latest book follows the lives of two women living 50 years apart.

Such A Fun Age

Novelist Kiley Reid discusses race, class, humour – and uncomfortable truths.

Remembering Christie Blatchford

Award-winning newspaper columnist was best known for columns on criminal justice.

Letters by Charles Dickens

Unseen Charles Dickens letters open window into the life of a genius.

No More Words, Words, Words

A kind of personal mathematics became a method of reading and writing the art.

'Fake Diversity'

Barnes and Noble cancels race-swapped classic covers.

In Honour of Black History Month 2020

CBC Books is highlighting six Canadian writers of black heritage who are making their mark.

Remembering Mary Higgins Clark

Best-selling author's thrillers earned her the nickname the "Queen of Suspense."

Billie Eilish Sweeps Grammys

Awards came only at the tail end of a long, strange and emotionally ambivalent ceremony.

Canada Reads 2020 Contenders

Over four days in March, the five defenders will bring their diverse perspectives.

Hunger Games Prequel Announced

Suzanne Collins’s prequel gives dictator Coriolanus Snow a starring role.

Sally Rooney's 'Normal People' on TV

Easily one of the most anticipated small screen literary adaptations of the year.

'World Travel: An Irreverent Guide'

A posthumous Anthony Bourdain travel guide is coming later this year.

Why Philosophy Is The New Self-Help

From Socrates to Nietzsche, philosophers could be the ones to transform your 2020.

NYPL Most Checked-Out Books Of All Time

New York Public Library's most frequently borrowed books in its 125-year history

John le Carré

Spy author wins $100,000 Olof Palme prize for 'contribution to democracy.'

CBC Books Canada Reads 2020 Long List

From deeply personal memoirs to poetry and speculative fiction.

Bowie's Bookshelf

The 100 books that influenced David Bowie's life are now listed in a book.

Raina Telgemeier

'Smile' creator has been named Comics Industry Person of the Decade by The BEAT.

Exposing Silicon Valley

Anna Wiener 's Uncanny Valley is an explosive memoir.

Audiobooks

As they soar in popularity, they are becoming increasingly creative.

 

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Trends That Changed How We Read

Including the explosion of audiobooks, a wave of TV adaptations and political children’s books

Cook This:

Donna Hay makes Christmas cooking and entertaining so easy.

Talking to Strangers

In his latest book, Malcolm Gladwell examines why people are so easily misled and lied to.

'Surveillance Capitalism'

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry.

Vancouver After Dark

Aaron Chapman documents the once wild nightlife of the city.

Paul McCartney's Book Is Becoming a Movie

High in the Clouds will feature new music he's been working on since 2013.

2020 Golden Globe Nominations

Netflix dominates the field; women completely shut out for best director.

Conquer Work Paralysis Like Hemingway

The author invented a technique that can beat procrastination and boost productivity.

William C. Morris Award

Canadians Ben Philippe and Nafiza Azad shortlisted for debut YA fiction award.

Taylor Prize 2020 Longlist Revealed

The Taylor Prize honours the best writing in English-language Canadian non-fiction.

Louise Erdrich, The Game of Silence

The Game of Silence continues the story of Omakayas and her family on Lake Superior.

'The Overstory'

One review called it the most exciting novel about trees you will ever read.

Jimmy Kimmel Writes A Picture Book

He wants parents to know one thing about his debut book: It takes just five minutes to read.

How to Have Conversations That Matter

Holiday civility tips from Celeste Headlee, author of 'We Need To Talk.'

Anne With an E

News of the cancellation has sparked a massive outcry from fans. #SaveAnneWithAnE

Candice Carty-Williams

Debut author of Queenie caps success with Costa prize shortlisting.

The Missing Millionaire

Book investigates century-old mystery of Toronto millionaire's disappearance.

Supervolcanoes, Asteroids, Climate Change

Bryan Walsh looks at the end of the world, and how we might save it.

National Book Awards 2019

Susan Choi wins fiction prize for her powerful fifth novel Trust Exercise.

Jack the Ripper Victims' Biography

Hallie Rubenhold's The Five took this year's Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Ian Williams has won Canada's richest literary award for fiction, for his novel Reproduction.

Writers' Trust Fellowship

Acclaimed Montreal author Heather O'Neill wins $50K Writers' Trust Fellowship.

'No Friend but the Mountains'

Behrouz Boochani, Manus Island and the book written one text at a time.

Tackling Today’s Trickiest Global Challenges

Solutions for economic inequality from 2019 Nobel Prize winners.

What Happens To Your Used Stuff?

Adam Minter's 'Secondhand' tells of a billion-dollar industry.

Anonymous Author's New Book 'A Warning'

The book is an unsparing character study of Trump, from morality to intellectual depth.

White Bird

A new book from the creator of ‘Wonder’ tells a Holocaust story.

Flea’s ‘Acid for the Children’

New memoir by the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist is a coming-of-age bromance.

Writers' Trust Literary Prize

André Alexis and Jenny Heijun Wills took home the two biggest awards of the night.

'The Body: A Guide for Occupants'

In new book, Bill Bryson explores our 'warm wobble of flesh.'

Will by Will Self

A self-lacerating memoir of ‘darkly angelic prose’ recalls Self’s addiction in the 1980s.

The Past is Prologue in Steph Cha's Novel

Racial unrest of early '90s Los Angeles resurfaces in 'Your House Will Pay'.

What are the Best First Lines in Fiction?

From the pithy to the provocative, the classic book opener comes in many different forms.

Prince's Memoir: Seven Things We Learned

The Beautiful Ones is the closest there will ever be to a Prince autobiography.

For Small Creatures Such as We

Sasha Sagan dives into science, space and spirituality in new book.

'Truth is the Best Story'

Gene Weingarten's extraordinary new book chronicles the incredible events of one day.

Comedian Dave Hill on Parking The Moose

The 'definitive book on Canada by a non-Canadian'.

John Grisham Has Done It Again

The Guardians makes clear, there’s plenty of work left for an innocence lawyer to do.

Disrupting the Cult of the Billionaire

Anand Giridharadas is rebuking the idea that philanthropic billionaires are society’s heroes.

Ali Wong On Her New Book, 'Dear Girls'

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with comedian Ali Wong about her new book.

Catch and Kill

Ronan Farrow on his bombshell new book: "Sometimes, the conspiracy theory is real."

Gross Domestic Product

Why is Banksy vetting the customers of his online store?

TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards

Heather Smith won the top prize for her free-verse middle-grade novel, Ebb & Flow.

Nobel Prizes in Literature for 2018 and 2019

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win, after scandal postponed last year’s award.

Diary of a Small Town Sensation

How the Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney built his dream bookshop.

Toronto Book Award goes to Dionne Brand

This is the 45th year of the award on the book that is most evocative of Toronto.

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019 Shortlist

The richest Canadian literary award annually recognizes the country's best fiction.

Orca Activist Publishes Children’s Book

Mark Leiren-Young’s new book is an ‘introduction to the orca-verse’.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The writer’s meticulous eighth novel is a twisting family drama spanning five decades.

The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates creates magical alternate history with a new novel.

Grateful Dead’s Own Poet Laureate

Robert Hunter was behind many of the Dead’s best-loved and most enduring songs.

Chanel Miller reclaims her identity

“Know My Name” is account of her time as “Emily Doe” in a sexual assault case.

Naomi Klein on climate strikes

Author of On Fire says mass mobilization will be key in fighting climate change.

'History is a process, not a locked box'

Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel looks back on the ‘long walk’ she has taken with Cromwell.

AJ Dungo on Creativity and Grief

new understanding of creativity as a way of processing fear, memory and emotion.

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.