Monday, October 15, 2018

Canadian Kim Thú​y among finalists for New Academy Prize in Literature

Prize spearheaded by Swedish librarians; winner to be announced Oct. 12

QUEBECOR’S MEDIA OUTLETS GO TO COURT TO DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS AGAINST THE QUÉBEC PRESS...

Quebecor's media properties – Le Journal de Montréal, Le Journal de Québec, 24 heures and TVA Group – today filed a motion in Québec Superior Court seeking an injunction and damages to prevent the Québec Press Council from making decisions about their news coverage.

IN SONS OF CAIN, TORONTO AUTHOR PETER VRONSKY EXPLAINS OUR SERIAL KILLER FASCINATION (AND...

In 1979 a 23-year-old Vronsky literally bumped into Richard Francis Cottingham, the “Times Square Torso Ripper,” in the lobby of a hotel in New York City where they were both staying.

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY IS WRITING A BOOK ON TWITTER — AND RESIDENTS CAN CONTRIBUTE

Using #TorontoWritesABook hashtag, people can tweet the next line. Every day, two lines will be selected by the library to go head-to-head in a open poll vote on Twitter, with the winning line used to tell a "compelling and functional" story.

MARGARET LAURENCE HONOURED IN THE HOMETOWN SHE COULDN’T WAIT TO LEAVE

But the world-famous writer from Neepawa, Man., knew it was crucial to her craft

JUDAS, THE BOOK EVERYONE IN THE NETHERLANDS IS TALKING ABOUT, IS COMING TO CANADA

Holleeder may be a household name in the Netherlands, but her face is unknown to the public. She has been in hiding since 2017, when she discovered her brother had put a contract out on her life

BC PRODUCTION SECTOR, NETFLIX UNVEIL NEW INITIATIVE FOR LOCAL SCREENWRITERS

Applications now open for the new Pacific Screenwriting Program’s Scripted Series Lab

JILLIAN TAMAKI’S BOUNDLESS WINS EISNER AWARD, WHICH RECOGNIZES ACHIEVEMENT IN COMIC BOOKS

Toronto comic creator Jillian Tamaki picked up her third Eisner Award — considered the Oscars of comics — at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con for her collection of graphic stories Boundless.

MARGARET ATWOOD IS THE 1ST WOMAN AND CANADIAN SELECTED FOR ADRIENNE CLARKSON PRIZE FOR...

Margaret Atwood will become the first woman and first Canadian to receive the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship when she formally accepts it on Sept. 26, 2018 in Toronto.

SINGER LIGHTS SIGNS CONTRACT FOR TV SERIES, GAMES INSPIRED BY HER COMIC BOOK

Storylines will be from the electropop songwriter's comic book series Skin & Earth

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