Ashly July

Ashly July is an associate producer with CBC Books.

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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.

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.

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.
Magic 8 Q&A

Catherine McKenzie on the hard work and luck it takes to be a successful writer

The author of The Good Liar answers eight questions from eight fellow writers.

Past winner David Martin gives 4 reasons you should enter the CBC Poetry Prize

The author of the poetry collection Tar Swan offers up his best advice for entering the CBC Poetry Prize.
Canada Reads

Canada Reads panellist Greg Johnson donating copies of Precious Cargo, The Marrow Thieves to 2 Sask. schools

On Day Three of Canada Reads, Greg Johnson announced: "I'm putting my money where my mouth is."
How I Wrote It

Cait Flanders spent a year not spending any money and it changed her life

The journalist shares how she embraced minimalism and mindfulness in her new memoir, The Year of Less.
How I Wrote It

How Katherena Vermette combined Métis history with sci-fi to write her first graphic novel

Katherena Vermette and illustrator Scott B. Henderson discuss how they created the graphic novel series A Girl Called Echo.