Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015


The Word On The Street Interview Series: Michael Fraser

After a summer full of great reads, we're now firmly into the fall book prize and festival season. But it just doesn't feel like fall until our favourite outdoor festival kicks things off with bbq'd corn, tiny donuts, and of course, dozens and dozens of our favourite authors! That's right — it's The Word on the Street! This Sunday, September 25, readers across the GTA will gather at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto to listen to and talk with authors, participate in exciting programming for guests of all ages, shop directly from book and magazine publishers, and more.

The Writers' Trust announces Intriguing & Unexpected Shortlist for $25,000 Rogers Fiction Prize

We're now firmly in literary prize season, and the lists are coming thick and fast. The second of the three big annual fiction lists was announced today by the Writers' Trust of Canada — the venerable Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize shortlist consists of five titles selected by jurors Lauren B. Davis, Trevor Ferguson, and Pasha Malla.

It's an interesting and somewhat surprising list, leaving off a few titles that have thus-far proved to be 2016 favourites, including Madeleine Thein's Man Booker Prize-nominated Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Zoe Whittall's timely and powerful The Best Kind of People, and Mona Awad's Amazon First Novel Award winner, 13 Ways of Looking at Fat Girl.

New Fall 2016 Children’s and YA Books! Part 1

by Susan Hughes

I’m delighted to be starting off my kid lit blog this season with a fun chat with five authors of exciting hot-off-the-press children’s books, including a picture book, a chapter book, a middle grade book, a nonfiction book, and a YA novel. Welcome to Olive Senior (Boonoonoonous Hair, Tradewind Books), Victoria Allenby (Timo’s Garden, Pajama Press), Sara Cassidy (A Boy Named Queen, Groundwood Books), Rona Arato (The Ship to Nowhere: On Board the Exodus, Orca), and Natasha Deen (Across the Floor, Orca). 

JF Robitaille: Minor Dedications


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