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Canadian literature non-fiction winner announced

One of Canada’s most prestigious literary prizes has been awarded. The $25,000 RBC-Taylor prize for non-fiction was given to Mark Bourrie. Bourrie (PhD) is a journalist, author and currently lecturer in history at Carleton University, and Canadian Studies at the» 

Society

Canadian, Icelandic universities team up for migration conference

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Canada’s University of Manitoba and the University of Iceland’s Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at will team up later this month for a conference looking at migration. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction: long list revealed

The RBC Taylor Prize long list has been released, It’s the prize for the best Canadian literary work of non-fiction. The trio of jurors consists of, Camilla Gibb (award winning novelist), Roy MacGregor (multi-award winning non-fiction author) and Beverley McLachlin» 

Indigenous

Notable book recommendations from across northern Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  The First Nations Book Fair (Kwahiatonhk: Salon du livre des Premières Nations) gets underway in the Canadian province of Quebec November 22-25 to promote Indigenous books and authors. Eye» 

Arts and Entertainment

Discover Canadian literature with RCI

You want to know more about Canadian literature? Here are some interviews and reports from RCI that will tell you about Canadian authors. © CP/Chris Young Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Prize, dies Jack Rabinovitch, a powerful patron of the» 

Arts and Entertainment, 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 and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Canada to be guest of honour at international book fair

It may seem a long way off, but in the publishing industry it is very big news. Canada has been invited to be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020 (Frankfurt Buchmesse-FBM). “The Frankfurt Book Fair» 

Arts and 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» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada’s prestigious literary awards announced

They’re called the Governor-General’s Literary awards, and they are the highlight of the literary scene in Canada. The winners were announced last night and Guy Vanderhaeghe won the 2015 prize for fiction for his book called Daddy Lenin and Other» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Shortlist announced for biggest historical literature prize

Biggest award in the World. Worth US $75,000, the Canadian-based Cundill prize is the most prestigious award for historical literature in the world. From an initial international submission of 159 books, the shortlist of six has just been announced. The»