Sunday, November 18, 2018

New book about Humboldt Broncos crash was released against families’ wishes

Barry Heath, a former Saskatchewan coroner and veterinarian, wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on media interviews with the families ... 29 families did not endorse the book.

A Willow in Parkdale: An excerpt from André Alexis’s The Hidden Keys

The Hidden Keys By André Alexis Coach House Books 232 pp; $19.95 André Alexis won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Fifteen Dogs,...

Ontario school board demands that To Kill A Mockingbird be taught only through an...

Some Canadian writers are applauding an Ontario school board that has mandated To Kill A Mockingbird be taught only through a critical “anti-oppression lens.”

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.

WGC SCREENWRITING AWARDS WINNERS

Canadian screenwriters were in the spotlight at the 22nd annual WGC Screenwriting Awards gala, held on April 30 at Koerner Hall in Toronto.

Legendary crime writer Max Haines dead at 86

In his deft hands, death came alive — for 34 years, 28 books and 2,500 wildly popular Crime Flashback columns in the Sun.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Press Freedom Day

"Every year, on May 3rd, we celebrate the fundamental principle of freedom of the press, and the important role journalists play in promoting democracy around the world..."

Following in the footsteps of Pi with Toronto actor Rajiv Surendra

Rajiv Surendra first heard of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi on the set of Mean Girls. The young Toronto actor was...

MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Margaret Atwood honoured for activism

Actress Emily Blunt, singer Alicia Keys also recognized for charity work at NY event hosted by Samantha Bee

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.

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