Ashly July

Ashly July is an associate producer with CBC Books.

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How Jesse Thistle survived addiction, homelessness and incarceration — and became a Canada Reads finalist

The Métis-Cree author shares his story of surviving on the streets in his memoir From the Ashes.

Why Hassan Ghedi Santur wrote a novel about the radicalization of a young Muslim man

The Somali Canadian author discusses how he wrote his second novel, The Youth of God.

Reading retreats offer a chance for book lovers to unplug

Reading retreats are a way for book lovers to slow down and share a collective reading journey with other like-minded people.

Edmonton junior high students get a crash course in radio production and share their own stories

Canada Reads 2019 author Winnie Yeung brought a few of her students to CBC for a crash course in storytelling and radio production.

Silent book clubs allow book lovers to read alone, but together

Vicki Ziegler is a member and organizer of a Toronto silent book club and she shares what silent book clubs are and how they work.

Chris Clearfield & András Tilcsik win $30K prize for book exploring meltdowns in complex systems

The National Business Book Award is a yearly prize recognizing the country's best nonfiction business books.

Dionne Brand on challenging power dynamics, racial stereotypes & gender norms

The Toronto-based writer was recently awarded with the Blue Metropolis Violet Literary Prize, which recognizes an LGBTQ writer for their body of work.

Montreal Canadiens star Max Domi's memoir No Days Off to be published this fall

No Days Off chronicles Domi's rise to the NHL and details how he manages his Type 1 diabetes while playing in the NHL.
My Life In Books

CBC's Personal Best host Rob Norman recommends a book that will keep you informed — and improv ready

The co-host Personal Best says that Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything helped him become a more well-rounded thinker.
My Life In Books

CBC's Personal Best host Andrew Norton shares the baseball book that taught him valuable life lessons

The sports fan and co-host of Personal Best shares what he learned from The Only Rule is it Has To Work by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller.

Ali Bryan, Mark Critch and Cathal Kelly shortlisted for $15K Leacock Medal for humour writing

The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour celebrates the year's funniest Canadian book.

Tanya Tagaq, Kate Harris and Terese Marie Mailhot shortlisted for $10K Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Each year, the prize recognizes writers in three categories — nonfiction, literary fiction and genre fiction. A different genre fiction category is highlighted each year. In 2019, it is romance.

Poetry In Voice awards $25K to 9 Canadian students in national poetry recitation competition

Students from across the country competed in the 2019 Poetry In Voice national poetry recitation competition.

Terese Marie Mailhot named recipient of 2019 Blue Metropolis First Peoples Literary Award

The award recognizes work produced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers.

Fan Choice Award winner Barbara Reid visits Black Walnut P.S. Grade 6 classroom

Black Walnut student Hamza Khan was randomly selected as the winner of the CBC's Fan Choice Contest, which meant a special author visit for his class.