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Zalika Reid-Benta & Christy Ann Conlin among finalists for $10K Danuta Gleed Literary Award

The annual prize, which is organized by the Writers' Union of Canada, recognizes debut Canadian short story collections.

Conundrum Press launches mini-comic bursary for Black and Indigenous emerging creators

The $1,000 bursary will support the creation and production of a mini-comic. The publisher will also help with the distribution of the selected work.

Inspire Teen Reads pitch contest wants to hear the stories that inspire teenagers in Canada

The annual book pitch competition is inviting Canadian youth aged 12-18 from across to share the books that have inspired them. The deadline to submit is July 31, 2020.

Tomson Highway to pay tribute to his birthplace in memoir due out in fall 2022

Titled Permanent Astonishment, the new memoir documents the Cree writer's life living along the Manitoba/Nunavut border.

13 Reasons Why showrunner options Carrianne Leung's That Time I Loved You for TV 

Emmy Award-nominated writer and showrunner Diana Son has picked up an option on TV rights to the award-winning 2018 short story collection by the Canadian fiction writer and educator.

Richard Van Camp and Aviaq Johnston shortlisted for 2020 Sunburst Award for Canadian fantasy writing

The Sunburst Awards annually give out two $1,000 prizes — one to a work of adult fiction and one to a YA book — as well as a $500 short story award.

Sydney Smith, Julie Flett, Cary Fagan shortlisted for the Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year

The prize, created in honour of the late Groundwood Books publisher and editor, celebrates the best picture book by a Canadian writer published in the previous year.

Bestselling YA novelist Kelley Armstrong among winners of 2020 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

The Canadian literary award, created in 1976, annually gives two $6,000 prizes for writing and illustration to one picture book and one YA or middle-grade book.

Adaptation of Iain Reid's debut novel set for Netflix premiere in 2020

The screen version of Reid's 2016 novel I'm Thinking of Ending Things slated to premiere on Sept. 4.

Peter Mansbridge publishing book about Canadians who are making a difference in fall 2020

The former anchor of CBC’s The National collaborated with former CBC producer Mark Bulgutch to write Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation.