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Lisa Bird-Wilson wins book of the year at 2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards for her novel Probably Ruby

How I Wrote It

Vancouver writer Jasmine Sealy sees beyond stereotypes in debut novel The Island of Forgetting

Margo Jefferson on her musical icons, the Black elite and the power of self-creation

Colleen Nelson, Arnolda Dufour Bowes and Louise Bernice Halfe among finalists for 2022 High Plains Book Awards

Writers' Trust relaunching Berton House writers' residency in fall 2022

Reading List

25 books that highlight the beauty of Indigenous literature: 'It is time to tell our own stories our way.'

How I Wrote It

Nancy Jo Cullen muses on mortality in poetry collection Nothing Will Save Your Life

17 books for kids and young adults to read for National Indigenous History Month 2022

The bestselling Canadian books for the week of June 19-25, 2022

Daniel Sarah Karasik on why writing that counters oppression is more important than ever this Pride


Vancouver's Bill Richardson pays tribute to Canadian writer Mavis Gallant in her centenary year

The Next Chapter's mystery panel recommends 9 thriller and whodunit books to read this summer


Thomas King's novel Deep House delivers humour and pathos wrapped in a mystery


David Sedaris on his father's death, division, and choosing one thing to be terribly, terribly offended by

First Look

Tomson Highway's Laughing with the Trickster uses humour to tackle life's big questions — read an excerpt now


Pandemic letter writing project paves roadmap for a more hopeful future

Omar Mouallem, Jaspreet Singh and Glen Huser among winners of the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards

My Life in Books

6 books on Canada's residential schools recommended by Duncan McCue and the Kuper Island podcast team

Canadian kids' books This is How I Know and Firefly win 2022 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards


A philosophical voyage into the bigger meaning of travel

Jesse Wente, Pik-Shuen Fung, Damhnait Monaghan win $10K Kobo Emerging Writer Prizes