Thursday, May 23, 2019

CANADIAN NON-FICTION FROM PETER EDWARDS, ANNE T. DONAHUE OPTIONED FOR TV SERIES

Books by three Canadian authors – Peter Edwards, Anne T. Donahue, and Michael Arntfield – have been optioned by production company New Metric Media.

CANADIAN AUTHOR DAVID CHARIANDY WINS US$165K WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZE

Billed as one of the world's richest literature prizes, the unrestricted grant is awarded to poets and writers of fiction, non-fiction and drama to support their literary pursuits

PATRICK LANE, AWARD-WINNING POET AND NOVELIST, DIES AT 79

His accolades include the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award and three National Magazine Awards.

KATE HARRIS WINS THE 2019 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE FOR LANDS OF LOST BORDERS

The $30,000 award was announced today by Prize founder and Chair Noreen Taylor during a gala luncheon celebrating this year's finalists at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto.

DEBUT AUTHOR KATE HARRIS WINS $25,000 RBC TAYLOR AWARD

In a field of memoirs dominated by stories about family, debut author Kate Harris’ book Lands of Lost Borders was chosen as winner of the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize

NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS NAMES TWO NEW EDITORS IN WAKE OF OUTRAGE OVER...

The essay, titled “Reflections from a Hashtag,” stopped short of admitting to any kind of physical abuse and did not offer any apology whatsoever.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR INAUGURAL JON KAPLAN LEGACY FUND AWARDS

Nominate a Canadian performer and playwright by April 1 to keep the spirit of NOW's late theatre writer alive

WHY DID IT TAKE THREE YEARS TO SHUT DOWN THE MOST HATE-FILLED PUBLICATION IN...

There are a few answers to that question – one has to do with the repeal of hate speech laws under Stephen Harper that arguably became the spark for the rise of white nationalist hate online that continues today

↗ GILLER PRIZE WINNER ANDRE ALEXIS TAKES READERS ON A DREAMY TRIP

Days by Moonlight, the new novel from Giller Prize winner Andre Alexis, is deceptively simple, and almost overpoweringly rich.

MOMMY BLOGGING 2.0: BUSINESS IS BOOMING, COMPLETE WITH PERKS AND PITFALLS

Top 'mom influencers' can make big money from sponsored posts, but some regret involving their kids

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