Frank Herbert’s novel, now adapted for cinema, is science fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings.
2021 Governor General's Literary Awards
Ivan Coyote, David A. Robertson & Julie Flett among finalists.
The Christmas Pig
In J.K. Rowling’s latest fantasy novel, illustrated by Jim Field, pigs do fly.
How sex, love and riot grrrl music inspired Zoe Whittall's latest novel.
2021 Nobel Prize in Literature
Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah from Zanzibar has become the new laureate.
Dave Eggers on escaping corporate tech and the irreplaceable role of indie bookstores.
2021 Toronto Book Awards
Kim Echlin won the $10,000 prize for Speak, Silence.
Last House on Needless Street
In this creepy house by Catriona Ward, no one's who you think they are.
Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Crossroads’
A mellow, ’70s-era heartbreaker that starts a trilogy.
Youth4Climate Event in Milan
Greta Thunberg's speech hits hard at 'empty words and promises.'
Richard Powers’ thirteenth novel is a follow-up to 2018’s The Overstory.
Beyond the “Whodunnit”
Paula Hawkins on the importance of gray areas in crime novels.
The Book of Form and Emptiness
Ruth Ozeki's latest is about the power of books to heal.
2021 National Book Awards (US)
National Book Foundation announced their longlist for fiction.
In The Country Of Others
Leïla Slimani's latest is a study of how people behave when they're not amongst their own.
Is the original Pinocchio actually about lying and very long noses?
With Harlem Shuffle, the author moves from heavy historical fiction to a heist.
Rob Reich on 'Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot'.
Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021
Women’s prize for fiction goes to Susanna Clarke’s ‘mind-bending’ Piranesi.
2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist
The prize highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year.
Love after the End
Joshua Whitehead and Darcie Little Badger talk about Indigenous speculative fiction.
Beautiful World, Where Are You
Sally Rooney and love in the time of general systems collapse.
Louise Glück: Poems 1962-2020
A new collection of Nobel prize winner's work brilliantly showcases beauty of her writing.
All In: An Autobiography by Billie Jean King
The groundbreaking tennis champ on her fight to end gender discrimination.
CBC Massey Lectures – Esi Edugyan
Two-time Giller winner Esi Edugyan brings Black historical figures out of the shadows.
Velvet Was the Night
Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Velvet Was the Night is a thrillingly fresh take on a hard-boiled classic.
Remembering Maki Kaji
Maki Kaji was the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku.
Ones Who Don't Say They Love You
Stories of a New Orleans that's all but lost by Maurice Carlos Ruffin.
Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild
Lucy Jones on the relationship between the natural world and the human psyche.
Four Thousand Weeks
At best, we’re on Earth for – so why do we lose so much time to online distraction?
Darrel J. McLeod
Cree author on teaching at a school in Yekooche and returning to one’s heritage.
Elon Musk biography
Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson is writing a book about Elon Musk.
Stephen King pays his dues in a ‘one last job’ novel.
Nice Racism by Robin DiAngelo
A revealing lesson on white supremacism from the author of White Fragility.
Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book
The bestselling author embraces comedy, absurdity and catharsis in his new novel.
Booker Prize 2021 Longlist
Canadians Mary Lawson and Rachel Cusk are two of the 13 writers longlisted.
2021 Prism Prize
Director Theo Kapidistrias wins the top award for Haviah Mighty's Thirteen music video.
2021 Eisner Comic Industry Awards
The top winner of the evening was Gene Luen Yang, with three awards.
Notes From The Burning Age
In Claire North's newest book, we're the ones on fire.
Lemieux’s sportsmanship story from 1988 Seoul Games featured in new Olympic book.
Christina Clancy on stories from the Playboy Bunny Resort.
It's Not What You Thought It Would Be
Lizzy Stewart's brilliant debut follows two young women on their path to adulthood.
Sculptures that make novel use of books – in pictures.
2021 Harvey Awards Nominations
Prestigious awards spotlighting comic books, graphic novels, manga and more.
Till the End
MLB All-Star C.C. Sabathia on the twin demons of fame and alcoholism.
Wayward : A Novel
Dana Spiotta on rescuing your life from the mess you’ve made of it so far.
Intimacies by Katie Kitamura
What happens when your main character is a passive witness to her own life?
The Personal Librarian
The story of Belle Da Costa Greene, the personal librarian to financier J.P.Morgan.
Things Are Against Us
Lucy Ellmann's topics include objectification, sex, ageing, rape culture, war and the climate.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Talking to acclaimed filmmaker and debut novelist Quentin Tarantino.
When James Baldwin Was a ‘Has-Been’
A never-aired interview with the writer from the 70s emerges.
Griffin Poetry Prize
Canisia Lubrin is the Canadian winner for The Dyzgraphxst.
Daughters of Sparta
Claire Heywood on rewriting mythology from the woman’s perspective.
1971 Was an Extraordinary Year in Film
With both the industry and wider society in turmoil, an astounding set of movies was born.
Look Both Ways
Jason Reynolds has won the UK’s top children’s books prize, the Carnegie medal.
Trillium Book Award
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the winner for How To Pronounce Knife.
Indigenous Authors on Residential Schools
Books by Indigenous writers to read to understand residential schools.
Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor
The singer’s story of losing her way and finding herself.
A sculpture made of electronic waste has been erected ahead of the G7 Summit.
Lamp Light Books Hotel
This new book hotel in Sapporo comes with 4,000 mystery and travel books.
The Other Black Girl
Debut novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris on the challenges of surviving in a racist workplace.
One Two Three
Laurie Frankel is decidedly grim yet manages to be as full of comfort, humor and hope.
Governor General’s Literary Awards 2020
Michelle Good says residential school remains cast shadow over GGBooks fiction win.
The Startup Wife
Tahmima Anam swipes at an industry in which innovation has far outpaced regulation.
Thomas King examines inequality, power, and the idea of community.
Remembering Lois Ehlert
Award-winning author-illustrator was widely known for her signature collage artwork.
Remembering Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar creator introduced themes in simple words and bright colors.
The Bomber Mafia
Malcolm Gladwell on a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the WW2.
Adam Grant on how we can get better at embracing the unknown.
Murder at Full Moon
John Steinbeck’s estate urged to let the world read his shunned 1930 werewolf novel.
Why The Divine Comedy still captivates readers, 700 years later.
2021 Forest of Reading Awards
Presented by the Ontario Library Association, children and young adults pick the winners!
Living in Indigenous Sovereignty
Elizabeth Carlson-Manathara on improving Canada’s relationship with First Nations.
Remembering Katherine Barber
As the founding editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, she defined Canadian English.
A moving and clear-eyed history of bodily freedoms by Olivia Laing.
2021 Atlantic Book Awards
Tyler LeBlanc, Nova Scotian author of Acadian Driftwood was the recipient of two awards.
The Children's Book That's Really For Adults
For more than 150 years, Lewis Carroll's Alice stories have captured the imaginations.
2021 Finalists: Trillium Book Award
The award by Ontario Creates honours work written by authors from Ontario.
A.S. King's book takes place in a world where time has stopped for nine months.
Artist and writer Aminder Dhaliwal created a fictitious community facing xenophobia.
Governor General's Literary Awards 2020
Francesca Ekwuyasi, Billy-Ray Belcourt & Anne Carson among finalists.
Better Than the Movies
In Better Than the Movies, author Lynn Painter offers up a rom-com about rom-coms.
Maggie Shipstead’s exceptional third novel takes flight across decades and continents.
The Secret to Superhuman Strength
Alison Bechdel tackles the world of fitness in her new graphic memoir.
What Kids Are Reading in the UK
Children read more challenging books in lockdowns, data reveals.
Time Loop Stories
Catriona Silvey on the counterintuitive appeal of the literary time loop.
Women of the Pandemic
Author Lauren McKeon shares the stories of women on the frontlines during the pandemic.
Oscar winner ‘Nomadland’ based on book by former Oregon journalist Jessica Bruder.
Unravelling Canada: A Knitting Odyssey
New book by Sylvia Olsen explores Canada's relationship with knitting.
The Climate Diet
Paul Greenberg’s new book outlines 50 simple ways to trim your carbon footprint.
‘A true work of art’
Australian author Evie Wyld wins $50,000 Stella prize for The Bass Rock.
World Travel An Irreverent Guide
If you loved Anthony Bourdain, you should read ‘World Travel.'
The Free World
Pulitzer Prize winner Louis Menand on Art and Thought in the Cold War.
See/Saw: Looking at Photographs
In these seductively curious essays, Geoff Dyer scrutinises images and photographers.
2021 Hugo Award Finalists Announced
Honouring science fiction literature and media as well as the genre’s fans.
Darcie Little Badger
Indigenous author, is a Nebula Award finalist for her new YA novel debut Elatsoe.
West End Phoenix
This Toronto neighborhood paper’s book reviewer is … Margaret Atwood.
First Person Singular
Eight ways of looking at Haruki Murakami in the brilliant new book of stories.
Q&A: Martha Waters
Author's latest novel To Love and to Loathe, is another delightful historical rom-com.
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.
Sherry Turkle on AI and the perils of pretend empathy.
A Little Devil In America
Hanif Abdurraqib on writing history, Black performance and music videos.
Remembering George Segal
US actor was Oscar-nominated for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Noise : A Flaw in Human Judgment
Kahneman, Sibony and Sunstein find 'noise' is a huge problem for all sorts of organizations.
The crowdfunded book shines light on his best-known work, including Hitchhiker’s.
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorised Gathering
Margaret Atwood to edit collaborative modern Decameron for the Covid era.
From Page to Screen
Books that inspired this year's Oscar nominees.
Former central banker Mark Carney calls for a rebalancing of the dynamics of capitalism.
The winner of Canada Reads 2021 is...
Devery Jacobs championed Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead on Canada Reads 2021.
Sarena and Sasha Nanua
Debut fantasy authors on YA fiction and co-writing Sisters of the Snake.
Naomi Klein: How to Change Everything
Klein explains how she has been inspired by a new, very young generation of protesters.
Women in White Coats
Olivia Campbell on the unremembered and underappreciated.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael Moss on how the food giants exploit our addictions.
Waubgeshig Rice, Jennifer David’s new podcast is an audio book club on Indigenous lit
You can feel King reaching for some Big Questions in his most recent novel.
Don't Fear the Fat
Cookbook author Lee Capatina offers healthy fat-fuelled recipes.
'We can hardly keep them stocked'
Why books by Black authors are flying off the shelves.
Library staff in Nova Scotia hop into action after bunny found in bathroom.
Flight of the Diamond Smugglers
A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa By Matthew Gavin Frank.
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.
For every society that perished in her books, came a story of rebuilding, of repair.
How Beautiful We Were
Imbolo Mbue's novel is a story about how people respond to environmental destruction.
Ambe (Let’s go)
Fast-growing Indigenous book club considered a success by Niagara organizer Patty Krawec.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Bill Gates looks to science and tech to end climate crisis ... but can nations cooperate?
New Heritage Minute honours world-renowned jazz musician.
Cowboy Graves by Roberto Bolaño
The Chilean writer’s posthumous novellas may be the most autobiographical fiction he wrote.
Super Bowl 2021
The Weeknd gave a monumental performance at this year's halftime show.
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.
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.
Tips for starting and nurturing a successful book club.
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 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.
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.
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.
Smartest Kid in the Universe
An unwilling Einstein who’s full of beans by Chris Grabenstein.
Lessons From Shakespeare
Allie Esiri on how to survive a pandemic with humor.
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.
How Diary of a Wimpy Kid author became the king of COVID-19 book tours.
Remembering Charley Pride
Charley Pride was one of country music's first Black superstars.
Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and author of Is This Anything?, rarely laughs while he’s reading.
As Ben Dolnick describes, a small antidote to a life of perpetual dissatisfaction.
Writers' Trust of Canada Career Awards
Dennis Lee, Kerri Sakamoto, Armand Garnet Ruffo & Marianne Dubuc were honoured.
Jamie Oliver’s new book offers ‘Ways’ out of pandemic cooking rut.
Our Little Kitchen
How a community kitchen inspired Jillian Tamaki to create the picture book.
The Queen’s Gambit
Netflix's most-watched scripted limited series spurs boom in sales of chess sets, books.
Booker Prize 2020
The Scottish-American author Douglas Stuart has won the prize for his debut, Shuggie Bain.
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.
Remembering In Flanders Fields
Why John McCrae's poignant WW I words still have power today.
2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the winner for How To Pronounce Knife.
Remembering Alex Trebek
Canadian broadcaster hosted the popular quiz show Jeopardy! for more than three decades.
Monsters for president: Maria Dahvana Headley on modern mythmaking.
Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
Dark, explosive follow-up to cult hit Convenience Store Woman.
TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
Julie Flett has won the 2020 award for her picture book Birdsong.
For Bryan Washington, writing his debut novel meant perfecting his rolled omelet.
The Purpose of Power
Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza on her new book.
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.
DeLillo’s take on the apocalypse spare yet total, antic yet tragic, bleak and beautiful.
The Social Network
10 years later, author Ben Mezrich on the book behind the movie.
Matthew McConaughey wrote the book on Matthew McConaughey.
There's a Book Club For That
Reading groups finding new members online during the pandemic.
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’.
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.
Life In Pieces
Dawn O’Porter talks lockdown, grief, and her new book.
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.
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.
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson reclaims Anishinaabe storytelling in her new book.
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.
Dog Man: Grime and Punishment
Since release earlier this month, it has become the #1 bestselling book in all of North America.
Giller Prize 2020 Longlist
The Giller Prize, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year.
No Rules Rules
The story of Reed Hastings, who converted his small DVD-by-mail company into Netflix.
Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters
Book on Terry Fox collects letters from his many admirers.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Lynne Truss: 'Who knew people wanted a funny book on punctuation?'
Having and Being Had
Eula Biss attempts to answer questions on capitalism in her new book.
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.
Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ is a book of blazing brilliance.
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.
Warm comfort … Winnie-the-Pooh
Matt Haig on the best books to build mental resilience.
Untamed: Stop Pleasing To Start Living
Adele is letting her fans in on a little secret by sharing the book that changed her life.
Memoirs and Misinformation
Book by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon one of CBC's 13 buzzy books to read this summer.
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.
‘Facebook: The Inside Story’
Author Steven Levy on how the company compares to Apple and Google.
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.
Why France’s ‘rock star economist’ still wants to squeeze the rich.
Remembering Larry Tesler
Computer scientist who created the seminal computer concepts cut, copy, and paste.
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.
Even before Parasite, Bong Joon Ho blended art and entertainment beautifully.
Best Animated Short Film receives a lot of love at the Oscars.
In Honour of Black History Month 2020
CBC Books is highlighting six Canadian writers of black heritage who are making their mark.
ALA John Newbery Medal
'New Kid' by Jerry Craft is the first graphic novel to receive the prize.
Remembering Kobe Bryant
He was relentless, curious and infinitely complicated.
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.
2020 Oscars Nominations
'Joker' first comic book movie to lead in nominations.
CBC Books Canada Reads 2020 Long List
From deeply personal memoirs to poetry and speculative fiction.
The 100 books that influenced David Bowie's life are now listed in a book.
'Smile' creator has been named Comics Industry Person of the Decade by The BEAT.
Trends That Changed How We Read
Including the explosion of audiobooks, a wave of TV adaptations and political children’s books
CBC : The Best Books of 2019
2019 was a great year for books! Here are CBC Books's favourite books of the year.
Talking to Strangers
In his latest book, Malcolm Gladwell examines why people are so easily misled and lied to.
2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
Margaret Atwood, Antoni Porowski and Faith Erin Hicks topped different categories.
A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry.
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.
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.
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
The Missing Millionaire
Book investigates century-old mystery of Toronto millionaire's disappearance.
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.
Anonymous Author's New Book 'A Warning'
The book is an unsparing character study of Trump, from morality to intellectual depth.
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'.
Governor General's Literary Awards Winners
The Canada Council for the Arts is celebrating the best in Canadian literature.
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.
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."
TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards
Heather Smith won the top prize for her free-verse middle-grade novel, Ebb & Flow.
Booker Prize Plot Twist:
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award after jury breaks rules.
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.
Governor General's Literary Awards 2019
Finalists announced in seven categories, in both official languages, for readers of all ages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toronto International Film Festival
16 literary adaptations to watch for at the festival this year.
A book that changed my life?
Malcolm Gladwell: ‘Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’.
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.
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.
‘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.
2019 Booker prize longlist
Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid's Tale sequel The Testaments leads the list.
Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic-Con
Chip Zdarsky, Jeff Lemire & Faith Erin Hicks were among Canadian winners.
A space race reading list
Books to pick up to catch up on the story of Apollo 11.
The new Cats movie trailer
There has been widespread criticism of the trailer, but is it too soon to judge?
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.”
Is failure the new literary success ?
Writing about our flaws and imperfections has never been so popular.
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?
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.
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.
“The Rest of the Story”
YA best-selling novelist Sarah Dessen is back with a new book and a Netflix deal.
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.
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.
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.
Harper Lee’s lost true crime book
Nearly 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee came across a sensational case...
Remembering author Wayson Choy
In 2015, Choy received the George Woodcock Award that recognized his outstanding career.
Lost sequel discovered
Sequel to Anthony Burgess' dystopian cult classic "A Clockwork Orange" has been found.
“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.
Canadian children's poetry
Celebrate with the young readers in your life by checking out these Canadian works.
Why Notre Dame matters
What Victor Hugo wrote to save Notre Dame when it was on the brink of destruction.
The genius of Beverly Cleary
How Ramona Quimby helps kids make sense of this unstable world.
Griffin Poetry Prize
Dionne Brand's The Blue Clerk among works shortlisted for 2019.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents
The bestselling parody ranked No. 2 on the list of “challenged” books compiled by the ALA.
Entrancing Poetry Picture Books
Picture books in verse can imagine or reminisce, or elicit deep emotion.
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.
The penultimate installment builds up to grand finale for 'Expanse' Books.
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.
Wellcome Book Prize
Shortlist celebrates books about masculinity and mental illness.
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.
No, men aren't better at reading maps:
Cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon picks best books exposing gender myths.
Dangerous ideas on the business of life from James Victore.
‘The Wife’ author Meg Wolitzer
Answering reader questions in conversation with Jeffrey Brown.
Books that inspired the 2019 Oscar nominees.
Why I lied:
Authors who fabricated literary personas share how their fantasies became nightmares.
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.
ALA Youth Media Awards
Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott.
Black Panther is heating up the Oscar race
The Academy didn't miss the artistic excellence surrounding the phenomenon.
“No manners meals”
Weird Parenting Wins author Hillary Frank on why parents should trust their instincts.
Have aliens found us?
A Harvard astronomer on the mysterious interstellar object 'Oumuamua'.
Unique new covers for five science classics
Book series taps into the growing concern about humanity’s impact on the environment.
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Canada Reads 2019 Long List
From thought-provoking fiction to inspiring memoirs, finding one book to move you.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo reviewed
Kondo directs to fill hearts with gratitude for items that have outlived their utility.
The odd life of author JD Salinger
January 1 marks the centenary of Catcher in the Rye author.
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.
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.