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Writers to Watch

6 Black Canadian writers to watch in 2023

CBC Books is highlighting six Canadian writers making some literary noise in 2023.
In Conversation

'I can create the future I want to see': Why Canada Reads-longlisted author Waub Rice loves the writing life

The Anishinaabe writer spoke with CBC Books about storytelling and the impact his Canada Reads-longlisted novel Moon of the Crusted Snow has had on his career. The final five books and the panellists who chose them will be revealed on Jan. 25, 2023.
In Conversation

'It belongs to readers now:' Ann-Marie MacDonald on the legacy of Fall on Your Knees and her impressive career

The celebrated Canadian author of books Fall on Your Knees and Fayne spoke with CBC Books about her extensive writing career and why she's thrilled that her work is being adapted to stage in 2023.

Cary Fagan's novel The Animals is a realist novel with a primal premise

The Ontario author spoke with CBC Books about writing his latest book, a fable-like narrative that explores what happens when wild animals cohabit with the residents of a small village.
In Conversation

John Irving reflects on identity, belonging and gender politics

The acclaimed American Canadian writer spoke with CBC Books about his latest book and his extensive writing career.

David Chariandy's award-winning novel Brother is ready for its closeup at TIFF 2022

The Vancouver by way of Toronto author spoke with CBC Books about having a film based on his award-winning book set to premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
How I Wrote It

D.M. Bradford's Dream of No One But Myself explores family via words and images

Dream of No One but Myself was a finalist for the 2022 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry.

Esi Edugyan's Out of the Sun is an illuminating look at race, art & literature through the centuries

The Canada Reads author and 2021 CBC Massey Lecturer talks about writing her first major work of nonfiction.
How I Wrote It

Perry King's Rebound examines the role of community sports in cities

The Toronto journalist and author spoke with CBC Books about why he wrote his first book.

7 Black Canadian writers to watch in 2022

February is Black History Month and CBC Books is highlighting 7 Canadian writers making their mark in 2022.