Saturday, March 23, 2019

FORMER PUBLISHER JACK STODDART HAD GRAND DREAMS FOR CANADA’S BOOK INDUSTRY

“It frustrated him beyond measure that he couldn’t convince the government that a simple tax credit similar to that which supports the movie and television industries would have put the book business on a strong footing,”

TORONTO ILLUSTRATOR TEAMS UP WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY ON CHILDREN’S BOOK

Toronto-based illustrator Kathryn Durst says she’s found a true collaborator in Paul McCartney after working closely with the rock legend to bring his bedtime tale for grandchildren to the page.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CJF-CBC INDIGENOUS JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS

To raise the profile of Indigenous voices and issues in the media, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), together with CBC News, is now accepting applications to its CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships program.

RBC TAYLOR PRIZE EMERGING WRITERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM RETURNS

Launched to great success last year, the RBC Taylor Prize and the RBC Foundation today announced the return of this professional development program to support the next generation of Canadian writers.

SEVERAL HOLLYWOOD FIGURES BACK OPEN SCREENPLAY, A FREE ONLINE PLATFORM THAT HELPS PEOPLE WRITE...

With backing from longtime Hollywood player Sandy Climan, Khaled Sabawi has quietly launched Open Screenplay as a free online platform for aspiring screenwriters.

ELIZABETH HAY, DARREL J. MCLEOD AMONG FINALISTS FOR $30K 2019 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE

The RBC Taylor Prize, an annual award that honours the best in Canadian literary nonfiction, has revealed its 2019 shortlist.

RBC TAYLOR PRIZE JURY NAMES 2019’S FIVE BEST BOOKS IN LITERARY NON-FICTION

At a standing-room-only press conference held in downtown Toronto, the RBC Taylor Prize jury announced the five finalists for the eighteenth RBC Taylor Prize, selected from their previously announced ten-title longlist

CANADIANS ESI EDUGYAN AND MICHAEL ONDAATJE MAKE BARACK OBAMA’S BEST-OF 2018 LIST

Edugyan made the list for her novel "Washington Black"

THESE ARE THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY VANCOUVER AUTHORS

True crime, autobiography, modern exploration, cooking and satire jump off the pages

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT BEING A BLOGGER

Being a blogger has its both ups and downs but not once have I looked back and regretted my decision to leave my 9-5 to pursue my passion for writing.

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