Jane van Koeverden

Jane van Koeverden is an associate producer with CBC Books.

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Dionne Brand's novel Theory among titles shortlisted for $10K Toronto Book Award

The $10,000 prize annually recognizes the book that best evokes the city of Toronto.

Vivek Shraya publishing 2nd novel, The Subtweet, in April 2020

The musician and writer describes her next book: "Brown women. Friendship. Music. Social media. Everything I wanted in a book."

Simu Liu, new Marvel superhero & Kim's Convenience star, writing a memoir

Simu Liu, who was recently cast in the superhero flick Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, plans to release his memoir in 2021.

Watch the trailer for Emma Donoghue's next novel, Akin

The Irish-born, Canadian-based novelist will be making stops in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia to promote her new book.
How I Wrote It

Alix Ohlin explores the bond of sister artists in new novel, Dual Citizens

Dual Citizens tells the story of two sisters, Lark and Robin, whose intense co-dependent bond is cemented by their mother's wayward, selfish behaviour.

Eden Robinson's Trickster Drift shortlisted for 2019 Sunburst Award for Canadian fantasy writing

The prize annually awards $1,000 to each of their adult fiction and YA fiction category winners. The winners will be announced in fall 2019.

Shortlists announced for Whistler Independent Book Awards, which honour self-published books

The two winners will receive an advertisement in Write magazine, as well as a one-year subscription the publication and a year of membership in the Canadian Authors Association, among other prizes.
How I Wrote It

The end of David A. Robertson's Reckoner trilogy is really the introduction of a new Indigenous superhero

The Winnipeg Cree writer discusses writing Ghosts, the finale of his Reckoner series, and breaking down harmful tropes of Indigenous characters in his writing.

Sharon Bala's novel The Boat People wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize

The Harper Lee Prize is given annually to a work of fiction that best illustrates the role of lawyers in the world.

Lee Maracle, Hoa Nguyen nominated for Neustadt International Prize

Described as the "American Nobel," the Neustadt International Prize is a $50,000 U.S. (approx. $65,260 Cdn) award given every two years to a poet, novelist or playwright.

Chip Zdarsky, Jeff Lemire & Faith Erin Hicks among Canadians to pick up Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic-Con

The Eisner Awards, held during the annual entertainment and comic book convention, celebrate the best comics of the year.

Teva Harrison's illustrated poetry collection to be posthumously published in Jan. 2020

Not One of These Poems Is About You is an extension of Harrison's acclaimed graphic memoir In-Between Days, which explores her experience with metastatic cancer.

Howard Engel, author of the Benny Cooperman detective series, dead at 88

Howard Engel was a celebrated Canadian mystery writer and co-founder of the Crime Writers of Canada.

Famed Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, has written memoir, out Oct. 2019

Soulman follows Rocky Johnson's journey from being a homeless 13-year-old in Amherst, N.S., to becoming a professional wrestler.

Emily St. John Mandel's novel Station Eleven being adapted into 10-episode TV series

Frequent Atlanta and Barry director Hiro Murai will be directing the adaptation for WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service.