Jane van Koeverden

Jane van Koeverden is an associate producer with CBC Books.

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Jon Klassen, Deborah Ellis among finalists for largest children's literature prize in the world

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is worth $673,000. Over 200 writers from 68 countries have been nominated, including five Canadians.

Cary Fagan's The Student was inspired by the opportunities his mother never had

The Student is a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, one of the Fagan's two nominations in 2019.

Karen Solie's The Caiplie Caves shortlisted for $41K T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry

The annual award is given to the year's best poetry collection published in the U.K. or Republic of Ireland.

Why Jenny Heijun Wills wrote a book about reuniting with her first family in Korea

Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. is a finalist for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Casey Lyall's middle-grade detective series to be adapted for TV by Drew Barrymore's Flower Films

Howard Wallace, PI is being turned into a half-hour comedy series based on the southwestern Ontario writer's book.

Read an excerpt and see the cover for Kenneth Oppel's new adventure trilogy, Bloom

The series is about three teens who live on Salt Spring and must deal with a toxic plant evasion. The first book will be available Feb. 4, 2020.

Books about U.S. history, the Holocaust and Maoism nominated for $100K Cundill History Prize

Jill Lepore's These Truths, Mary Fulbrook's Reckonings and Julia Lovell's Maoism are the three finalists of the 2019 Cundill History Prize.

The Woo-Woo author Lindsay Wong is writing a YA novel

My Summer of Love and Misfortune is the story of a Chinese-American teen who spends a transformative summer among Beijing's elite. The book will be out in May 2020

Ebb & Flow by Heather Smith wins $50K TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

Seven awards were given out at TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards, honouring children's books across a range of genres.

Margaret Atwood, Coral Ann Howells, Peter Theroux to jury 2020 RBC Taylor Prize

The RBC Taylor Prize is a $25,000 award given to the year's best Canadian nonfiction book.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other have jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize.

Mariko Tamaki curating a new graphic novel imprint for LGBTQIA writers

The Canadian comic creator is launching Surely Books in spring 2021.

Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page wins $5K City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

The prize is awarded annually to the best book of fiction, nonfiction or poetry by an author from the Greater Victoria area.

David Demchuk's horror story collection The Bone Mother among nominees for $25K Kobzar Book Award

The Kobzar Book Award is awarded biennially to a book with a connection to the Ukrainian Canadian experience.

Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell win 2019 Harvey Award for best young adult book

The Harvey Awards are among the oldest prizes in comics. Tamaki and collaborator Rosemary Valero-O'Connell won for their graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me.