Ashly July

Ashly July is a multimedia producer with CBC Books.

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Jasmine Sealy takes a critical look at tourism and unpacks family mythology in her award-winning debut novel

The Barbadian Canadian author talks about her award-winning debut novel The Island of Forgetting.

Genevieve Scott explores sex, consent and the 'duplicity & dishonesty' of the late-90s in novel The Damages

The Canadian writer and teacher spoke about her new novel The Damages on The Next Chapter.

Sean Michaels examines the tense relationship between artists and AI in new novel

The Giller Prize-winning author discusses Do You Remember Being Born? on The Next Chapter with Ryan B. Patrick.

Canadian author Sarah Bernstein longlisted for $84K Booker Prize

The annual award recognizes the best original novel written in English and published in the U.K.

Molly Parker, Stephen McHattie and Kevin Durand to star in TV adaptation of hit graphic novel Essex County

Get the first look at the upcoming CBC show now. Essex County will premiere on CBC TV and CBC Gem in winter 2023.

Fonda Lee, Wab Kinew and Premee Mohamed among winners of 2022 Aurora Awards for science fiction and fantasy

The awards, which are given out by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association, recognize the best science fiction and fantasy writing.

What makes a family? Kern Carter explores this question in YA novel Boys and Girls Screaming

The Toronto author spoke with CBC Books about writing a coming-of-age YA novel that explores the nature of family.
How I Wrote It

Johnnie Christmas's graphic novel Swim Team is buoyed by themes of community, perseverance and overcoming fear

The Vancouver-based bestselling author and illustrator spoke with CBC Books about creating his new middle-grade book.
In Conversation

Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet Tolu Oloruntoba reflects on seeking solace through poetry

The British Columbia poet spoke with CBC Books about feeling empowered by writing poetry. His book, The Junta of Happenstance, won the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize.
In Conversation

Esi Edugyan reflects on art, identity and belonging with her Canada Reads novel Washington Black

Mark Tewksbury champions Washington Black on Canada Reads 2022. The debates will take place March 28-31 and will be broadcast on CBC Radio One, CBC TV, CBC Gem and on CBC Books.