Ashly July

Ashly July is an associate producer with CBC Books.

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In Conversation

Governor General's Literary Award-winning poet Tolu Oloruntoba reflects on seeking solace through poetry

The British Columbia poet spoke with CBC Books about feeling empowered by writing poems and the inspiration behind his latest collection Each One a Furnace.
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.
My Life In Books

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee shares the books and authors that made him a reader

The Scotiabank Giller Prize co-host and Kim's Convenience star shared some of the books and authors he loves.
My Life in Books

11 books Butter Honey Pig Bread author Francesca Ekwuyasi loved reading

The Halifax author shares the books and authors that made an impact on her.
My Life in Books

10 books Hench author Natalie Zina Walschots loved

The Toronto author and poet shares some of the books that have made an impact on her life and career as a writer.

Natalie Zina Walschots wrote a novel about unheroic heroes and relatable villains — now it's on Canada Reads

The Toronto writer shares how she wrote her debut novel Hench. The novel will be championed Paul Sun-Hyung Lee on Canada Reads 2021.

Eva Crocker wrote a coming-of-age story for uncertain times — now it's longlisted for the Giller Prize

The Newfoundland writer talks about writing her debut novel All I Ask.

FOLD Kids Book Fest goes virtual for 2020

The FOLD Kids Book Fest runs from Oct. 3-4, 2020 and features children's authors, illustrators and performers from across Canada.

Children's storytelling festival Telling Tales reimagined as 13-episode digital series for 2020

Beginning on Sept. 20, 2020 and continuing through to Dec. 3, 2020, Telling Tales will feature 13 episodes of themed programming for children of all ages.

Can you write a novel in 3 days? The 3-Day Novel Contest is a chance to find out

The annual 3-Day Novel Contest challenges authors to write a novel in 72 hours.