Jane van Koeverden

Jane van Koeverden is an associate producer with CBC Books.

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Robin Robertson becomes first Scot and first poet to win £25K Walter Scott Prize

Robin Robertson won the British historical fiction prize for noir novel The Long Take.
How I Wrote It

Writing a memoir was transformative for filmmaker Joshua M. Ferguson

Joshua M. Ferguson, author of Me, Myself, They, made history as the first person in Ontario to receive a non-binary birth certificate.

American author Emily Ruskovich wins €100K prize for debut novel Idaho

Emily Ruskovich's Idaho, winner the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award, was praised by judges as a "masterful achievement."

Eden Robinson, Tanya Tagaq longlisted for 2019 Sunburst Awards for Canadian fantasy writing

Eden Robinson's novel Trickster Drift and Tanya Tagaq's debut Split Tooth are among the 14 books longlisted for the Canadian fantasy literature prize.

Samra Zafar's memoir A Good Wife optioned by Pier 21 Films

Samra Zafar's memoir A Good Wife describes her experience with abuse and moving to Canada to marry a man she had never met at the age of 17.

New $6K literary award to honour YA books written in an Indigenous language

The CODE Burt Awards for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature are launching a new prize starting in 2019.

Tess Liem, Klara du Plessis among League of Canadian Poets award winners

Tess Liem, author of Obits, and Klara du Plessis, author of Ekke, will each receive $2,000 as part of winning awards from the League of Canadian Poets.

Casey Plett's novel Little Fish wins 2019 Firecracker Award

Casey Plett's debut novel Little Fish has won the American literary award, which annually celebrates literature by independent presses.

Lisa Moore's Something for Everyone wins 2 prizes at Atlantic Book Awards

The Newfoundland author's short story collection took home the Alistair MacLeod Prize for short fiction, as well as the $25,000 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.

Dionne Brand's The Blue Clerk among works shortlisted for 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize

The Griffin Poetry Prize has announced the shortlists for their two $65,000 prizes.

Taste Canada Awards announce finalists for best food writing & cookbooks

Finalists include B.C.-based baker Jackie Kai Ellis' memoir The Measure of my Powers, Montreal's Joe Beef duo for their apocalypse-themed cookbook and Toronto-based chef Matty Matheson's debut cookbook.

Tanya Tagaq, recognized for debut novel Split Tooth, among Indigenous Voices Award winners

The musician and author's 2018 novel won the $2,000 prize for best published prose in English. The annual awards ceremony recognizes literature by Indigenous writers in Canada across seven categories.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones wins 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction

The American writer won the £30,000 ($51,222 Cdn) prize for "blasting a light on injustice and prejudice" in her novel An American Marriage.

Susin Nielsen's No Fixed Address wins $5K IODE Violet Downey Book Award

The Vancouver writer won the children's literary prize for a book about a boy named Felix who lives in a van with his mother.

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont chosen for One eRead Canada to celebrate Indigenous History Month

Over 300 libraries across Canada are inviting readers to take out the e-book or e-audiobook edition of Dawn Dumont's short story collection, which will be available to all their patrons for the month of June.