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Arts & Entertainment

Exciting shortlist announced for richest prize in Canadian literature

The jury has announced the five finalists for Canada’s Giller Prize for fiction. The $100,000 Scotiabank Giller prize was established by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his wife Doris Giller. The runners-up will each receive a C$10,000 prize. In a »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Holocaust memoir wins book contest

A book in which a survivor describes his journey from a Nazi concentration camp to Canada has won a contest run by the public broadcaster, CBC. Called Canada Reads, the contest runs for five days during which five prominent people »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, Society

Canada’s big prize for literary non-fiction

It’s called the RBC-Taylor prize and this year marks the 16th awarding of the prize. Awarded to Canadian authors the $25,000 prize is awarded to the book is judged to best demonstrate a superb command of the English language, an »

Arts & Entertainment

Canadian independent publishing and two coming books

A small, somewhat ordinary looking building in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is home to Canada’s oldest independent publisher. It began as a publisher of poetry books in 1954 known as Fiddlehead Poetry Books, originally funded by the University of New Brunswick. »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canada gears up for game show featuring books

The public broadcaster, CBC has announced the host for its annual game show called Canada Reads 2017. Actor and stand-up comedian, Ali Hassan will host what he calls a reality game show that is a battle of the books. A »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Society

Non-fiction: Noah Richler- The Candidate

Noah Richler is a journalist, columnist, podcaster, and author. He was also, almost, a federal politician. With idealistic belief in what he could do in for Canadian citizens and for the country, he put his name forward for the left »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, International, Society

O Canada! … A Norwegian writer takes on our country’s features & foibles

Norwegian writer and retired literature professor Gerd Bjørhovde has always had a thing for Canada. And there is only one person to blame for it, she says;  Canadian author Margaret Laurence. “I was so fascinated with her writing,” Bjørhovde says. “She is »