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A tribute to Oliver Sacks

The neurologist and author of more than a dozen books died at his home in New York City.... Read More »

A tribute to Robertson Davies: Get ready for some Fifth Quizness

To honour Davies' accomplishments, we present to you a quiz on Fifth Business, arguably his most well-known work.... Read More »

Greg Hollingshead on why writers have to stick together

After a 20-year-break from short stories, Greg Hollingshead is back with a new collection. And we've got a great new interview to go with it.... Read More »

Internet slang added to online Oxford Dictionary: How many do you know?

Do you rly know ur internet venacular? Test it out.... Read More »

Judge a book by its cover: The game

It's time to put the moral "don't judge a book by its cover" to the test.... Read More »

CBC Books Reading Lists

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The Girl in the Spider's Web: How well do you know the Millennium series?

Brush up on your Stieg Larsson and Millennium series trivia with our quiz.... Read More »

Infographic: How teens discover books

How do teens and kids discover new books? Find out the answers in this infographic by BookNet Canada.... Read More »

German literary critic reviews IKEA catalogue

How does the IKEA catalogue hold up against a venerable literary critic? Not well, not well at all.... Read More »

Jacques Audiard to direct film adaptation of The Sisters Brothers

The adaptation of Patrick deWitt's acclaimed Western will be the director's English-language debut.... Read More »

5 pearls of political wisdom from Bob Rae's What's Happened to Politics?

Why are Canadians so disillusioned by politics? Bob Rae explores the question in his latest book.... Read More »

Morrissey's debut novel to publish in September

Time to curl up into the fetal position: The former Smiths frontman has written a novel called List of the Lost.... Read More »

Watch Dennis Lee read Garbage Delight in 1977

Dennis Lee's classic children's book Garbage Delight is getting an update as a board book for babies.... Read More »

Airbnb bookstore lets you run your own indie bookshop

Own your own bookshop for a couple of weeks in this quaint Scottish town.... Read More »

On this day in 1969: Margaret Laurence talks about The Fire-Dwellers

In this archival interview, Laurence talks to Robin Ford about the "sad comedy" in this underrated novel.... Read More »

Exclusive: Check out the book trailer for Lawrence Hill's The Illegal

The book trailer for Lawrence Hill's new novel, The Illegal, is out!... Read More »

12 Canadian books that should be taught in every high school

It's back-to-school time and we're suggesting some new course reading. ... Read More »

Where in Canada is this quote from?

"From sea to shining sea" can you figure out where in the country this author is describing? ... Read More »

Poet Al Purdy celebrated in new documentary

A new documentary premiering at TIFF shines a light on one of Canada's most celebrated poets.... Read More »

5 surprisingly profound quotes from Valley of the Dolls

In honour of Jacqueline Susann's birthday, we find a few pearls of wisdom in her blockbuster book.... Read More »

Kamal Al-Solaylee, Merrily Weisbord and Michael Harris named 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize jury

The finalists for the 2015 prize will be announced on August 31, with the winner being revealed on September 21, 2015.... Read More »

This book will grow into a tree

From tree to book to tree again, check out the children's book you can't plant when you're done reading it.... Read More »

Tanis Rideout, Anthony De Sa and Carrie Snyder named Writers' Trust Journey Prize jury

The $10,000 Journey Prize recognizes the author of a short story published in a Canadian literary journal. ... Read More »

Adam Sol, Tracy K. Smith and Alice Oswald named 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize judges

The prize offers two awards of $65,000 each, as well as $10,000 to each poet on the shortlist.... Read More »

Are you a word nerd? Take our quiz!

Take our quiz to see if you know which authors coined these 10 everyday words.... Read More »

Camilla Gibb on the merits of unpopularity

The author of the moving new memoir This Is Happy tackles questions from her fellow Canadian writers.... Read More »

On this day in 1974: Alice Munro on growing up in rural Ontario

We've opened the CBC vaults to find this personal conversation with Alice Munro about growing up in a small town.... Read More »

Don Gillmor on teenage investments and head-scratching rejections

The venerated journalist and author tackles our patented Magic 8 Q&A.... Read More »

Watch the trailer for Patrick deWitt's new book, Undermajordomo Minor

The new book by the author of The Sisters Brothers is coming out in September, but we've got a little taste.... Read More »

From the CBC archives: Ian Fleming's death commemorated on CBC-TV

Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was far more disciplined than the reckless British spy he created.... Read More »

Who said it: Jonathan Franzen or Disney's Frozen?

One is a critically acclaimed author known for his epic family dramas. The other is a popular Disney musical about family drama. Can you tell them apart?... Read More »

12 books by indigenous women you should read

From poetry to YA, these 12 books by Canadian aboriginal women are amazing reads.... Read More »

On this day in 1994: W.P. Kinsella weighs in on baseball strike

The baseball-loving author appeared on CBC looking like his dreams had just been crushed to discuss the strike of 1994.... Read More »

On this day in 1988: The business of Anne of Green Gables gets testy

From the CBC archives, a report from 1988 about the growing tension over who should gain financially off Anne of Green Gables products.... Read More »

8 important life lessons from Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy

Stieg Larsson, the Swedish author who gained international renown for his dark crime novels after his death in 2004, would have turned 60 years old on August 15, 2015.... Read More »

Austin Clarke on what it takes to be a good writer

The venerated author fields questions from his fellow Canadian writers in our patented Magic 8 Q&A.... Read More »

New book to depict Harper Lee and Truman Capote's childhood friendship

Tru & Nelle is inspired by the real-life bond that Lee and Capote shared as children while growing up as next-door neighbours in Monroeville, Alabama.... Read More »

12 purr-fect Canadian bookstore cats

We're feline fine about these 12 Canadian bookstore cats from coast to coast. ... Read More »

The ultimate Baby-Sitters Club quiz: 60 questions for Ann M. Martin's 60th birthday

What better way to celebrate than by taking this 60-question quiz to test your BSC knowledge? ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie Pitt bringing Canadian young adult book to the big screen

The Oscar-winning actress will executive-produce an animated film based on the bestselling novel The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis.... Read More »

New J.R.R. Tolkien story to be published this fall

This 100-year-old story, called The Story of Kullervo, sets the stage for the world that becomes his beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy. ... Read More »

Elizabeth Hay on back-seat inspiration and Jane Austen's ghost

The author of the Giller Prize-winning novel Late Nights on Air fields questions from the Canadian literati and reveals the unlikely inspiration for her latest novel.... Read More »

My life in books: Buck 65

Rich Terfry spills about some of the books that have shaped his life... so far.... Read More »

12 underrated Canadian novels you need to read

Some books don't get the attention they deserve. Here are 12 great Canadian novels we think deserve another look.... Read More »

What Pet Should I Get? breaks records in first week

Random House Children's Books says it is the fastest-selling picture book in the company's history.... Read More »

16 must-see Canadian bookstores

If you are travelling this summer, you better add these bookstores to your must-see list.... Read More »

Fall 2015 book preview: International nonfiction

Here are 10 of the biggest international nonfiction books hitting bookshelves in the second half of 2015.... Read More »

Book-lending machine coming to Toronto's Union Station

The Toronto Public Library plans to roll out a book-lending machine at the city's busiest commuter station - Union Station - by the end of the year.... Read More »

Stevie Cameron, J.J. Lee and Will Ferguson named 2015 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize jury

The finalists for the 2015 prize will be announced on September 16, with the winner being revealed on October 6, 2015.... Read More »

Fall 2015 book preview: International fiction

Here are 15 of the biggest international works of fiction hitting bookshelves in the second half of 2015.... Read More »

Fall 2015 book preview: Canadian Nonfiction

Fifteen of the hottest works of Canadian nonfiction coming out in the second half of 2015.... Read More »

On this day in 1972: Graeme Gibson interviews Margaret Atwood

On August 5, 1972, a "nervous" Graeme Gibson discussed writing with Margaret Atwood on CBC Radio.... Read More »

Fall 2015 book preview: Poetry

Ten of the hottest works Canadian poetry collections coming out in the second half of 2015.... Read More »

Fall 2015 book preview: Canadian fiction

Fifteen of the hottest works of Canadian fiction coming out in the second half of 2015.... Read More »

William Shatner writing book about Leonard Nimoy

The Star Trek alum has announced that he is in the process of penning a book about his dear friend, who died in February at the age of 83. ... Read More »

Magic 8 Q&As

Authors answer questions from other prominent literati in our patented questionnaire....... Read More »

In 5: Book Infographics

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CBC Books quizzes

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My Life in Books

Prominent Canadians share the books that shaped their lives and careers....... Read More »

Watch the trailer for Emma Donoghue's Room

The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015.... Read More »

From the archives: Eleanor Wachtel interviews J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter author was on Writers & Company in October 2000, just after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.... Read More »

50 things you might not know about J.K. Rowling

In honour of the Harry Potter mastermind's 50th birthday, here are 50 things you might not know about her.... Read More »

10 surprising Canadian connections to Harry Potter

To celebrate J.K. Rowling's 50th birthday, we uncovered 10 surprising Canadian connections to the world of Hogwarts.... Read More »

5 August releases we can't wait to read

A new month means new books! Here are 5 books hitting shelves this month we are excited to check out.... Read More »

Want to know Game of Thrones without reading the books? There's an app for that

Released on July 30, the app is designed to help those who love the television show better understand the complex history created by George R.R. Martin that the television show can't cover.... Read More »

Important life advice from authors

It's safe to say that writers know a thing or two about the human experience. We all could use a few words of wisdom from time to time.... Read More »

Man Booker Prize releases 2015 longlist

13 novels made the longlist for the prestigious £50,000 prize.... Read More »

Seriously don't say these things to writers

Writers of all kinds got the chance to air their grievances associated with how some people see their work with #TenThingsNottoSaytoaWriter trending on Twitter.... Read More »

Irish publisher reveals "accidental sexism" among authors

When Tramp Press asked writers submitting their manuscripts to name their literary influences, just 22% of the people named were women.... Read More »

New Japanese hotel is the bookstore of your dreams

If you've ever fallen asleep among the stacks (or dreamed of it) this Tokyo hotel was made for you.... Read More »

10 controversial Canadian books you need to read

These 10 books pushed the envelope when they were released. You should definitely read them - if you haven't already.... Read More »

Mordecai Richler finally gets a proper French translation

Mordecai Richler is one of Canada's greatest writers, but French translations of his novels have never done justice to his work - until now. ... Read More »

Check out this new Roald Dahl app!

A new game called Twit or Miss, the first-ever app featuring some of Dahl's popular characters, was released this week. ... Read More »

Who Said It: John Green or Anne of Green Gables?

Can you tell the words of John Green and L.M. Montgomery apart? Take the quiz to find out.... Read More »

Star Wars gets reimagined as Little Golden Books!

As legions of Star Wars fans breathlessly await the release of the upcoming sequel, the previous six films are being adapted into a series of children's picture books.... Read More »

The Dr. Seuss Books Power Rankings

Which Dr. Seuss book do you think reigns supreme? Cast your vote now!... Read More »

Gillian Flynn explains what a Gone Girl sequel would look like

A look into how that family has fared would be fascinating. ... Read More »

E.L. Doctorow on Writers & Company

Writers & Company would like to highlight this 2000 conversation between Doctorow and Eleanor Wachtel, recorded as part of the Harbourfront Reading Series.... Read More »

Infographic: Go Set a Watchman goes and breaks a bunch of records

Reviews have been mixed, but the commercial success of the novel has been astounding. ... Read More »

Who Said It Quiz: 1984 or 1989?

Can you tell the difference between Big Brother and the princess of pop? Take the quiz to find out!... Read More »

Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin urges fans to vote for Hugo Awards

This year's prizes have been marred with controversy, as it has been widely reported that two groups of science fiction writers have launched online campaigns to rally nominations.... Read More »

5 inspiring quotes from Ernest Hemingway

When it comes to larger than life literary figures, Ernest Hemingway seems to stand just a little bit taller than most.... Read More »

Our toughest Harry Potter quiz yet

Why don't you try your hand at the toughest Potter quiz we've come up with yet!... Read More »

30 works of Canadian fiction to read before you're 30

30 pivotal, engaging books every Canadian should read before they turn the big 3-0.... Read More »

Are superheroes taking over the world?

Comic writer Alan Moore, Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu, and other artists have voiced concerns about the multi-billion dollar superhero industry.... Read More »

Go Set a Watchman a smash seller amidst printing hiccups

More than 105,000 copies of the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel sold on the first day of release in the U.K., but several readers discovered that the final few pages were missing lines of text.... Read More »

12 beautiful home libraries that make us jealous

We're sure these images will make you want to crack open a book on the couch or get out your measuring tape and saw to make some custom shelving.... Read More »

Italian authors protest removal of same-sex family picture books

In an act of solidarity, more than 250 Italian authors have demanded the mayor of Venice remove their books from the city after picture books about same-sex families were pulled from local schools.... Read More »

Writers to Watch: the 2015 edition

These 12 writers are ready to take the CanLit world by storm. Meet the future stars of Canadian letters.... Read More »

Trainwreck opens: Who is your favourite independent woman in books?

Literature is full of strong, independent female characters. Who's your favourite?... Read More »

CanLit classics... emoji style

We wanted to see how well some CanLit classics translate when using emojis. Take our quiz below to see how many you can figure out!... Read More »

Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki win 2015 Eisner Award

The annual major comic industry prize, considered the Oscars of the comic world, is presented at San Diego's famed Comic-Con.... Read More »

An exclusive look at Guy Gavriel Kay's new novel Children of Earth and Sky

CBC Books and Penguin are excited to share the cover art for this highly anticipated new novel.... Read More »

Chuck Palahniuk teases Fight Club rock opera

The author suggested that Julie Taymor and auteur filmmaker David Fincher are collaborating on some kind of stage version of the nihilistic satire. ... Read More »

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman: A cheat sheet

Finally, after more than 50 years, Harper Lee's long-awaited second novel, Go Set a Watchman, is upon us.... Read More »

U.K. to reverse prisoner book ban

The issue was widely debated in the public realm, and inspired the Books for Prisoners campaign.... Read More »

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon reveals ending to show producers

There's only been one season so far, but with eight Outlander novels (and a ninth on the way) there's plenty of material to draw from for the TV series. ... Read More »

11 inspiring quotes by Harper Lee

We were going to choose 10 wonderfully wise sentences from Harper Lee, the author of one of the best-loved novels of all time, To Kill A Mockingbird - but then we found one more.... Read More »

Canada Post releases awesome Alice Munro tribute stamp

Munro, who was born in 1931 in Wingham, Ont., is widely recognized as one of Canada's most critically acclaimed writers and a master of the short story.... Read More »

Lynn Johnston's life in books

On the eve of the publication of For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston, we speak to the comic artist about the literary inspirations in her life.... Read More »

10 perfect Alice Munro sentences

If you can read an Alice Munro story without swooning at least once, you may need to check your pulse.... Read More »

Sarah Palin to release new book of "meditations"

The outspoken Palin has certainly made headlines over the years for her provocative statements and vociferous criticism of the Obama administration. ... Read More »

Have you watched the new Goosebumps movie trailer?

Fans of the books will no doubt be happy to see dozens of their favourite characters appear on the big screen, including the Abominable Snowman of Pasadena, Murder the Clown and Brent Green, the invisible boy (although you may not "see" him that much).... Read More »

Cheryl Strayed to release book of quotes

Strayed, who detailed her struggles with family deaths, a deteriorating marriage, and drug abuse before embarking on a 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild, has become a popular figure in the self-help and personal discovery realm.... Read More »

10 facts about Dune

The epic futuristic saga, featuring political intrigue, betrayal, superhuman abilities and a complex intergalactic backstory, has won a litany of awards and is considered the world's bestselling science-fiction book.... Read More »

Kobo Emerging Writer Prize winners announced

The award goes to three Canadian writers who have published debut books during the previous calendar year.... Read More »

20 fascinating facts about Louise Penny

20 things you might not know about the creator of Inspector Armand Gamache. ... Read More »

The Taste Canada 2015 contenders

Prominent Canadian chefs Michael Smith, Jamie Kennedy and food personality Lara Calder are among the cookbook authors shortlisted for this year's Taste Canada Food Writing Awards.... Read More »

Back to the Future turns 30: Five fun facts

Caseen Gaines has gathered new interviews with the filmmakers and actors in his delightfully nerdy book, We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy.... Read More »

Could you tell if a work of literature was created by a computer?

Dartmouth College is sponsoring a series of contests to seek out algorithms that could produce "human-quality" short stories, sonnets, and dance music.... Read More »

Louise Penny's life in books

The multiple award-winning crime fiction writer reveals some of the books that shaped her life and work.... Read More »

A Pan Am Reading List

In the spirit of international unity, we wanted to highlight a selection of well-known books by writers from some of the participating countries.... Read More »

Laurence Fishburne to play Roots novelist Alex Haley

The multi-generational narrative about an African-American family's experiences was famously adapted into a mini-series by ABC in 1977. ... Read More »

Lawrence Hill to receive Order of Canada

Hill won Canada Reads in 2009 for The Book of Negroes, which also aired as a CBC miniseries. Hill was also the 2013 Massey Lecturer with his series Blood: the Stuff of Life. ... Read More »

CanLit Trivia Extravaganza!

Happy Canada Day! As we celebrate all things Canadian, we'd like to highlight the rich history of Canadian literature.... Read More »

10 of the world's most stunning bookstores

Sometimes a bookstore is more than just a place to pick up a great read.... Read More »

Posthumous Michael Crichton novel Micro coming to big screen

The sci-fi thriller is about a group of graduate students who are invited to work for a shady biotechnology company in Hawaii. But their trip becomes dangerous after they become miniaturized and end up the rain forest.... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Revealing the cover of Shilpi Somaya Gowda's The Golden Son

The Golden Son follows a young man who finds himself at a critical crossroads in his life.... Read More »

M.G. Vassanji wins $50,000 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize

Born in Nairobi, and raised in Tanzania, Vassanji is the author of several novels, two collections of short stories, a travel memoir about India, and a biography of Mordecai Richler. ... Read More »

Quiz: How many of the new Oxford English Dictionary words do you know?

Some of the words have really risen in popularity in recent years or are commonly used by certain cultures. ... Read More »

Margaret Atwood comics included in new anthology

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a collection of personal stories from a variety of acclaimed female writers, artists, and creators including Atwood, Meags Fitzgerald, Mariko Tamaki, Jen Bartel, and J.M. Frey.... Read More »

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk reads from kids' version

Gather 'round children. Uncle Chuck is going to tell you a story about a boy and his imaginary friend and their nihilistic views on capitalism, consumer culture, and modern manhood.... Read More »

Irina Kovalyova

Art and science come together in Irina Kovalyova's debut collection of short stories, Specimen...... Read More »

Tracey Lindberg

Tracey Lindberg's debut novel Birdie is a comedic look at one woman's quest to...... Read More »

Jordan Tannahill

Jordan Tannahill became one of the youngest-ever winners of a Governor General's Literary Award...... Read More »

Jon Chan Simpson

Jon Chan Simpson's debut novel Chinkstar introduces readers to the world of Chinksta rap...... Read More »

Sabrina Ramnanan

Sabrina Ramnanan's warm debut novel Nothing Like Love is about 18-year-old Vimla, a girl...... Read More »

Jordan Abel

Jordan Abel's second poetry collection, Un/Inhabited, is an ambitious and impressive study of the...... Read More »

5 Dating Tips from Aziz Ansari's book Modern Romance

We've read the book and pulled out five dating tips you may find useful (or amusing) in this nifty infographic.... Read More »

Madhur Anand

Madhur Anand is an accomplished scientist and poet whose striking debut collection, A New...... Read More »

Neil Smith

Neil Smith is a writer and translator. His second novel, Boo is about a...... Read More »

Chelsea Rooney

Chelsea Rooney's debut novel Pedal explores how we are shaped by accidents of timing--trauma...... Read More »

Emma Hooper

Emma Hooper's debut novel Etta & Otto & Russell & James was a finalist...... Read More »

Raziel Reid

Raziel Reid's stellar debut novel, When Everything Feels like the Movies won the Governor...... Read More »

Alix Hawley

Alix Hawley, a two-time CBC Literary Prize finalist, released her debut novel, All True...... Read More »

Film rights to Lawrence Hill's The Illegal acquired

The acclaimed Canadian author will also pen the screenplay for this project.... Read More »

E.L. James' Grey becomes record-setting hit

In a mere three days of release, the book sold more than 650,000 copies in print and digital formats, in the U.K. alone, according to the most recent sales data.... Read More »

Celebrate Pride this summer with great LGBT reads

This summer, as we celebrate diversity at Pride events from coast to coast, check out these great recent books by LGBT authors.... Read More »

It's technically illegal to buy adult eBooks during the day in Germany now

The country has long restricted the sale of violent or sexually explicit media during a nighttime window of 10 pm to 6 am.... Read More »

2015 Sunburst Awards finalists announced

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic recognizes the best Canadian speculative fiction. ... Read More »

A National Aboriginal Day reading list

Discover these 15 fantastic books by Canadian indigenous writers. ... Read More »

Theatre of the Unimpressed by Jordan Tannahill: 5 totally random facts

In his first collection of essays, Jordan Tannahill takes the pulse of live theatre and gets to the bottom of what makes it breathe. ... Read More »

The 2015 CBC Books Father's Day gift guide

Looking for a great book to give the father figure in your life this Father's Day? Here are 10 surefire picks from the CBC Books team.... Read More »

Grey or Not Grey: Can you guess which lines are from the new E.L. James book?

In a series known for its raunchy and awkward dialogue, Grey may be the raunchiest (and most awkward) of them all. ... Read More »

Kate Cayley wins 2015 Trillium Book Award

Cayley's collection of short stories How You Were Born beat out a truly impressive category of contenders.... Read More »

Jim Crace wins €100,000 (nearly $139,000 CAD) International IMPAC Dublin award

Crace was named the winner for his novel Harvest, which follows the inhabitants of an English village as their once stable rural life is shattered.... Read More »

Teacher uses Kendrick Lamar to teach Toni Morrison novel; Lamar shows up for school

Students at a New Jersey high school got the guest lecture of a lifetime this month when the Grammy Award-winning rapper showed up.... Read More »

How well do you know Sweet Valley High?

Ah, the Wakefields. So alike physically, yet such different personalities. How well do you remember their shenanigans at Sweet Valley High? Take this quiz to find out!... Read More »

Bloomsday: To the great James Joyce

In honour of James Joyce, we present this graphic tribute to the author and his acclaimed work, Ulysses.... Read More »

Joyce Carol Oates: A tribute

American author Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1937. With more than 50 novels to her name, including Zombie, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang and We Were The Mulvaneys -- not counting plays, short stories, nonfiction and poetry -- she is one of the world's most prolific living authors. ... Read More »

Linwood Barclay up for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award

The award is one of several different "daggers" handed out annually by the U.K. Crime Writers' Association.... Read More »

Vancouver is #1 on Amazon.ca's Canadian Cities that Love to Read list

The West Coast city not only ranked number one overall, but Vancouver residents are proving to be a worldly bunch - buying more cookbooks, travel guides, business books, health guides and self-help titles than anyone else in the country.... Read More »

Love You Forever is the #1 Robert Munsch book

All week long, we've been celebrating Robert Munsch's 70 birthday at CBC Books, and all week long we had a survey up on our website asking which of his books were your favourite. ... Read More »

Next Robert Galbraith novel cover, release date revealed

The next Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith (better known as J.K. Rowling) will hit North American bookstores on October 20.... Read More »

U.K. publisher vows to only publish women in 2018

2018 marks the centenary of women getting the right to vote in the country.... Read More »

Munsch by the numbers: Infographic

We've "Munsched" the numbers about Canada's most beloved children's author in a nifty infographic. ... Read More »

Vote: What's your favourite Robert Munsch book?

As we celebrate Munsch's 70th birthday, we're asking you to vote for your favourite Munsch book. We'll reveal the people's choice Friday, June 12, with a special a tribute.... Read More »

Ferguson library named Library of the Year

The municipal library in Ferguson made international headlines after staying open throughout last year's riots.... Read More »

Life advice from Charles Dickens

The literary titan died 145 years ago today. Here are some of Charles Dickens' best tips for living the good life.... Read More »

Who Said It: Alanis or Atwood?

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Alanis Morissette's alt-rock classic Jagged Little Pill. So we wanted to know if you could tell her lyrics apart from the words of one of Canada's sharpest writers -- Margaret Atwood.... Read More »

Alex Leslie wins Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers

"With assured debuts in two genres, Alex Leslie melds remarkable acuity of vision and a refreshing eagerness for formal experimentation," the prize jury said.... Read More »

70 amazing facts about Robert Munsch

In honour of Robert Munsch's 70th birthday, we've gathered 70 of the most amazing facts about Canada's biggest-selling children's author.... Read More »

Fathers need to read more to their kids: poll

This is despite the fact that the number of stay-at-home fathers has doubled over the past decade.... Read More »

Irvine Welsh: How I Wrote A Decent Ride

His latest novel, A Decent Ride, is considered among his most provocative and profane works, as sex addict, drug-dealing cabbie "Juice" Terry Lawson crosses paths with a variety of twisted, dangerous characters. He also introduces a memorable new character to the fold, Wee Jonty MacKay.... Read More »

First edition copy of The Hobbit fetches $260,000 CAD in auction

It contains an inscription from Tolkien written in Old English, based on one of his poems, making it an exceptional collector's item.... Read More »

Jane Munro, Michael Longley win 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize

The Griffin Prize is Canada's most lucrative poetry prize, with an international and Canadian winner each receiving $65,000.... Read More »

15 memoirs by Canadian women worth reading

Love reading personal stories? Then you're in luck! Here are 15 memoirs written by great Canadian women writers you should check out.... Read More »

Ali Smith wins the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Ali Smith won the £30,000 prize for her latest novel, How to be both.... Read More »

Shonda Rhimes to publish first memoir

Year of Yes will chronicle Rhimes' experiences after challenging herself to say yes to unexpected or intimidating opportunities for a year.... Read More »

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman the most pre-ordered book in HarperCollins history

The resurgence of interest in Lee's life and legacy has spiked since the surprise announcement about the new book.... Read More »

5 things you learn from A View from the Porch by Avi Friedman

How can we make the design of our communities smarter, healthier and more sustainable? That's the focus of Canadian architect and World Habitat Award winner Avi Friedman's latest book. ... Read More »

A tribute to Carol Shields

June 2, 2015 would have been Carol Shields' 80th birthday. CBC Books looks at how her work has influenced a new generation of great Canadian writers. ... Read More »

Quiz: How well do you know Judy Blume?

When it comes to modern writers, few literary talents have had as much direct influence on people as prolific American author Judy Blume.... Read More »

Quiz: Which Robert Munsch character are you?

What Robert Munsch quiz are you? Take the CBC Books personality quiz to find out!... Read More »

Essential Robert Munsch: the 10 Munsch books every family needs

Here is the "Essential" collection - the 10 titles everyone should know and love!... Read More »

How to tell a story like Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch is a master storyteller. So if your kids are ever yelling for a new story, follow these tried-and-true Munsch rules for your best ever bedtime story.... Read More »

If you like American Gods, you'll love...

Author and The Next Chapter contributor Robert Wiersema believes that if you liked American Gods by Neil Gaiman, you'll love The Mona Lisa Sacrifice by Peter Roman. Here's why.... Read More »

What's it like to be in a Robert Munsch book?

When Taylor Gordon was 11 years old, Robert Munsch came to her school. She made a movie about it!... Read More »

Griffin Poetry Prize Twitter Takeover: Ian Williams

On Thursday, June 4th, Ian Williams will be tweeting from @CBCbooks to give you highlights from the Griffin Poetry Prize.... Read More »

June reading list: 5 new releases we can't wait to read

Here are 5 books hitting shelves this month we are excited to check out.... Read More »

25 amazing comics from Drawn & Quarterly

Drawn & Quarterly - Canada's iconic Canadian comics publisher - is 25 years old! The folks who work there highlight 25 favourites they've published over the years.... Read More »

Ann-Marie MacDonald contending for $50,000 US Neustadt International Prize for Literature

MacDonald is among nine international finalists chosen for their "distinguished and continuing literary achievement."... Read More »

2015 Arthur Ellis Award winners announced

Bestowed by the Crime Writers of Canada, these prizes go to the best crime and mystery writing by Canadians in the past year.... Read More »

Dave Bidini: My life in books

The author and singer-songwriter shares the books that shaped his life and work.... Read More »

Margaret Atwood, Thomas King up for Trillium Book Award

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Brian Francis on giving literary advice

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Alix Hawley wins the Amazon.ca First Novel Award

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Exclusive: See the cover of The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

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Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai wins £60,000 Man Booker International Prize

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Alexander McCall Smith wins Wodehouse prize for humour

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Iain Reid wins $10K RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award

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The 2015 Doug Wright Award winners

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Who Said It: Special Mothers Edition!

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Emily St. John Mandel wins Arthur C. Clarke Award

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TCAF Twitter Takeover: Marc Bell

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10 graphic novels you need to read

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Finalists for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award announced

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Happy 85th birthday, Nancy Drew!

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Book thief steals $60K copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel

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Who Said It: Princess Edition!

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Terry Fallis wins 2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

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Art Spiegelman's Maus being removed from Russian bookstores: AFP

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Celebrating Harper Lee's legacy

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Banff Centre to introduce slate of new residencies

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An ode to Shakespeare

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Tribute to Al Purdy

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Anthony Doerr, Elizabeth Kolbert win Pulitzer Prizes

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Game of Thrones star Lena Headey buys rights for H is for Hawk

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€100,000 IMPAC Dublin shortlist revealed

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Re-imagining the Balkans: A reading list

Beginning April 12, Writers & Company is broadcasting a five-part series covering the literary scene of the Balkans, an enormously interesting and often misunderstood region.... Read More »

Clara Hughes' memoir to be released in September

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Bob McDonald finalist for Science in Society General Book Award

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An Authors for Indies Day reading list

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The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist

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Eleanor Wachtel on re-imagining the Balkans

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Quickie Couplet Contest All-Stars

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Griffin Poetry Prize contenders revealed

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Craig Davidson/Nick Cutter wins James Herbert Horror Writing Award

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2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour shortlist revealed

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Kim Fu finalist for 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award

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Canada Reads: Watch The Finale!

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