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Colson Whitehead, Ocean Vuong, Angie Thomas among Kirkus Prize finalists

The $50,000 U.S. prize annually recognizes fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.

16 literary adaptations to watch for at TIFF

TIFF 2019 is officially here! Check out the film versions of these books at the festival.

12 emerging Canadian writers make 2019 longlist for $10K Journey Prize for short fiction

Ben Ladouceur, Canisia Lubrin and Sarah Christina Brown are among the writers up for the annual prize, which recognizes the best short story published in a literary publication.
In Conversation

S.K. Ali on telling YA stories informed by love, xenophobia and remembering what it was like to be a teen

The Toronto-based teacher and author of Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z on how the current social and political climate shapes her storytelling.
How I Wrote It

Why Bindu Suresh wanted to explore the meaning of love, romance and heartbreak in her debut novel

The Montreal author, named a writer to watch by CBC Books, discusses how she wrote 26 Knots.
In Conversation

Guy Gavriel Kay on why writing fantasy fiction about destiny, dominion and deceit will never go out of style

The legendary fantasy author and Order of Canada recipient discusses why themes such as power, abuse and ambition are prevalent in his bestselling books.
How I Wrote It

Why Zalika Reid-Benta wrote a short story collection that looks at growing up young and black in Toronto

The debut author, named a 'writer to watch' by CBC Books, discusses how she wrote Frying Plantain.

9 hot picture books for cool kids this summer

It's summer! These children's picture books are great for family reading at the beach, at home or on vacation.
How I Wrote It

Why Derek Mascarenhas wrote a short story collection about growing up South Asian in Canadian suburbia

Coconut Dreams is 17 linked stories that explore the South Asian immigrant experience in Canada.

13 book-to-film adaptations to watch in the second half of 2019

Adaptations of It, Little Women, The Goldfinch, Where'd You Go, Bernadette and more are headed to screens later this year.
In Conversation

Why writing realistic teenage stories and comic books is important to Mariko Tamaki

The prolific author and comic book writer discusses her writing life and career.
How I Drew It

Vivek Shraya & Ness Lee's Death Threat aims to spark conversations about online trolling and abuse

Vivek Shraya's new work, a graphic novel illustrated by Ness Lee, is a semi-autobiographical account of Shraya's experience of online abuse.
How I Wrote It

Why Anakana Schofield wrote an extraordinary novel about ordinary people

The acclaimed Irish-Canadian author discusses how she wrote Bina, a work of experimental fiction.

Dionne Brand wins $20K Trillium Book Award for poetry collection The Blue Clerk

Miriam Toews, Claudia Dey and Gwen Benaway among the 2019 finalists for annual prize which recognizes excellence in writing by authors in Ontario.
How I Wrote It

Why Ziya Tong wants readers to open their minds and enter The Reality Bubble

The science journalist, author and Canada Reads 2019 winning panellist discusses writing a nonfiction book about how we see the world around us.