Erin Balser

Erin Balser is the senior producer of CBC Books.

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Eleanor Wachtel to chair 2024 International Booker Prize jury

The annual award celebrates the best works of fiction that have been translated into English. Joining Wachtel on the jury are poet Natalie Diaz, novelist Romesh Gunesekera, visual artist William Kentridge and writer and translator Aaron Robertson.

The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers among finalists for Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

The six awards, which include prizes for nonfiction, YA and picture books, annually recognize the best in Canadian children's literature.

American writers Patricia Lockwood, Richard Powers and Maggie Shipstead make $86K Booker Prize shortlist

The £50,000 ($86,698 Cdn) Booker Prize annually recognizes the best original novel written in the English language and published in the U.K. 

Beverley McLachlin among finalists for $25K Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

The former Supreme Court Justice is nominated for her memoir Truth Be Told. The winner will be announced on Sept. 23, 2020.

Hilary Mantel's final Thomas Cromwell novel among 13 books longlisted for 2020 Booker Prize

The award, worth £50,000 (approx. $86,990 Cdn), annually recognizes the best original novel written in the English language published in the U.K.

Mariko Tamaki named best writer at Eisner Awards

Her graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, also won best book for teens.

Téa Mutonji wins $20K Trillium Book Award, which recognizes best book in Ontario

The Toronto author won for her debut book, the short story collection Shut Up, You're Pretty

André Alexis & Richard Van Camp among writers longlisted for 2020 Sunburst Award for Canadian fantasy writing

The Sunburst Awards annually give out two $1,000 prizes — one to a work of adult fiction and one to a YA book — as well as a $500 short story award.

Canada Reads-winning author Mark Sakamoto launches TV show about solving social problems and finding hope

Good People is a five-episode TV series streaming now on CBC Gem.

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments nominated for British Book Award for best fiction

The British Book Awards recognize books and authors in seven categories. The awards, nicknamed the Nibbies, have recognized the best in British book publishing since 1990.