Monday, October 22, 2018

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,...

W.P. Kinsella, Canadian Author Who Inspired ‘Field of Dreams,’ Dies at 81 by a...

W.P. Kinsella, the Canadian novelist whose writing about baseball was the basis for the 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” died Friday at 81 with...

How a Toronto writing group opened the doors for queer and trans Caribbean writers

I recently watched the first two episodes of the new FX series called Atlanta, produced by actor, writer and musician Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino). I was...

Announcing the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize shortlist

The results are in and the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize longlist has been whittled down to five finalists. The 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize...

32 writers make the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize longlist

The next winner of the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize will be found among this list of 32 Canadian writers, which includes journalists Judith...

Meet Canada’s ‘hyperactive’ illustrator, Elise Gravel

There’s little chance that the National Ballet of Canada will stock copies of Elise Gravel’s latest picture book, The Cranky Ballerina, in its gift...

Madeleine Thien, Brian Francis and Kate Cayley comprise jury panel for 2016 Journey Prize

Madeleine Thien, Brian Francis and Kate Cayley will judge the 2016 Journey Prize, which recognizes the best short story published in a Canadian literary...

Margaret Atwood to make cameo in Netflix/CBC adaptation of novel ‘Alias Grace’

TORONTO — Margaret Atwood will be stepping back in time and in front of the cameras for the TV adaptation of her novel "Alias...

Canada’s Black literary gap

Austin Clarke's death is making me think about Black writers in Canada, specifically how few have made a major impression on the country's literary...

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