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2021 Banff Mountain Book Awards

Canadian writers Suzanne Simard, Jessica J. Lee among winners.

The Book of Hope

Goodall calls each of us to action: "Let us use the gift of our lives to make this a better world."

Dune

Frank Herbert’s novel, now adapted for cinema, is science fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings.

42

It's been 42 years since 'The Hitchhiker's Guide' answered the ultimate question.

Becky Chambers

Sci-fi author explains how to build a better alien and how to imagine hopeful futures.

2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah from Zanzibar has become the new laureate.

The Every

Dave Eggers on escaping corporate tech and the irreplaceable role of indie bookstores.

Last House on Needless Street

In this creepy house by Catriona Ward, no one's who you think they are.

Water

Giulio Boc­caletti has studied the substance that's come to define life as we know it.

Youth4Climate Event in Milan

Greta Thunberg's speech hits hard at 'empty words and promises.'

Polaris Music Prize

Cadence Weapon captures Polaris Music Prize for hip-hop album ‘Parallel World’

First Nation Communities Read Awards

Phyllis Webstad, Bridget George win for best Indigenous literature.

Nevermind at 30

Nirvana's breakthrough album Nevermind retains an evocative power.

Beyond the “Whodunnit”

Paula Hawkins on the importance of gray areas in crime novels.

2021 National Book Awards (US)

National Book Foundation announced their longlist for fiction.

Jesse Wente

On a journey in search of Indigenous identity, truth and joy.

In The Country Of Others

Leïla Slimani's latest is a study of how people behave when they're not amongst their own.

Pinocchio

Is the original Pinocchio actually about lying and very long noses?

Colson Whitehead

With Harlem Shuffle, the author moves from heavy historical fiction to a heist.

Praying to the West

How 9/11 reshaped writer Omar Mouallem's Muslim identity.

2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist

The prize highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year.

Matrix by Lauren Groff

A poet-nun inspired this tale of medieval ambition, pleasure and aspiration.

Bernie Garrett's The New Alchemists

UBC prof's new book about health scams falls victim to scam.

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.

A Town Called Solace

Mary Lawson's Booker Prize longlisted novel is a mystery about hope and redemption.

Velvet Was the Night

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Velvet Was the Night is a thrillingly fresh take on a hard-boiled classic.

Better Comics #1

The story behind Canada’s first-ever comic book by Hamilton historian Ivan Kocmarek.

Remembering Maki Kaji

Maki Kaji was the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku.

The Retreat

Elisabeth de Mariaffi's new book is a chilly thriller for the warm season.

The Lorax Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The same week the UN releases an urgent report on the consequences of climate change.

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.

The Sweetness of Water

Nathan Harris's debut novel is a historical page-turner about social friction.