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Hamilton children's storytelling festival Telling Tales goes virtual in 2020

The main event, featuring presentations, performances and workshops tailored to children of all ages and interests, will take place online on Sept. 20, 2020.

Harnarayan Singh, voice of Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi, publishing memoir in fall 2020

One Game at a Time, which will feature a foreword by Ron MacLean, will be published in fall 2020.

Veteran Canadian reporter Lyse Doucet among jurors for the 2020 Cundill History Prize

The $75,000 US prize, managed by McGill University, recognizes the best history writing in English.

Jean Teillet & Jenny Heijun Wills among winners of the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards

The annual provincial awards recognize the best in writing, book design, publishing and illustration.

Erín Moure finalist for $10K prize for best translated book of poetry

The Best Translated Books Awards recognize the previous year's best original English translation of a work of fiction and a book of poetry.

Sylvia Nickerson among winners of 2020 Doug Wright Awards, which honour the best Canadian comics

Other winners include Elise Gravel, Nina Bunjevac and Freddy Carrasco.

Children's book publisher Patsy Aldana is first Canadian to be named Carle Honors Honoree

The award, managed by the Eric Carle Museum, annually recognizes individuals who have dedicated their careers to children’s literature, arts education and literacy.

TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People coming to CBC Gem

The Canadian premiere for the 12-part series, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and newcomer Paul Mescal, is set for May 27 on CBC Gem.

Brendan Kelly's The Good Fight wins $10K J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, for best nonfiction book about Canada

The Good Fight chronicles Canada’s diplomatic history through the life of Marcel Cadieux, one of the few francophones in the Canadian public service before official bilingualism was established in 1969

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.

5 emerging Canadian writers named 2020 Writers' Trust Rising Stars

The annual program recognizes five authors in the early stages of their careers, highlights their work and awards them $5,000 to support their careers. 

Drew Hayden Taylor, Amy Spurway and Heidi L.M. Jacobs shortlisted for $15K Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

The winner will be announced on June 5, 2020.

Téa Mutonji and Kai Cheng Thom among winners of 2020 Publishing Triangle Awards for LGBTQ literature

The two Canadians were among seven winners for their books Shut Up You're Pretty and I Hope We Choose Love. The awards, each worth $1,000, annually honour the best in LGBTQ literature.

There's now a YouTube channel dedicated to Canadian children's books, called Bibliovideo

The channel was launched early due to COVID-19 and will feature videos and links to resources in French and English about Canadian books for children and youth. New videos will be added twice a week. 

10 Scotiabank Giller Prize winners now available as free audiobooks on Audible

The collection of audiobooks will be available starting April 30 through to June 28, 2020.