Rachel Kushner examines California's prison system in her new novel, The Mars Room
The author spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about why the book pays homage to the troubled friends of her youth.
14 great Canadian collections to read to celebrate Short Story Month
Did you know that May is the month of short stories? Celebrate by checking out one of these great collections.
Enter the CBC Poetry Prize now
You could win $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre and have your work published on CBC Books. Enter by May 31, 2018.
8 books you heard about on CBC Radio this week
The CBC Books summer reading list: 18 cool books to read while the weather heats up
Here's the 2018 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge shortlist
How I Wrote It
It's the 70th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War but Marcello Di Cintio wants to discuss art, not politics
Peter Robinson among winners of 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for Canadian crime writing
The trailer for The Sisters Brothers film — based on Patrick deWitt's 2011 novel — is here
Plastic is choking our world, and Douglas Coupland's unprecedented new installation shows how
Magic 8 Q&A
Sarah Selecky's advice to aspiring writers? 'Write what you want to read'
My Life in Books
CBC Music Festival 2018 performer Adrian Sutherland of Midnight Shine on the books he loved reading
Cherie Dimaline, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson among finalists for $20K Trillium Book Award
The bestselling books at Canadian independent bookstores this week
From the Archives
Listen to Philip Roth's 2009 conversation with Eleanor Wachtel on Writers & Company
My Life in Books
CBC Music Festival performers Caveboy share the books that inspired them
Former editor remembers Interview magazine — the 'school newspaper of Andy Warhol's factory'