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Open Book Recommends: Black History Month Reading Guide

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This February marks the 20th Anniversary of celebrating Black History Month in Canada. Throughout the month, Canadians will be honouring the legacy and contributions of black Canadians at events across the country, and here at Open Book we are offering avid CanLit fans a reading list featuring books written by some our our country's talented black writers.

The Black History Month Reading Guide features some excellent books from indie publishers, all written by black authors across many genres. From non-fiction, to poetry, to picture books and novels, there is something on this list for every reader's taste.

CBC Canada Reads announces the shortlisted books & the five panelists

The contenders for the 2016 edition of Canada Reads have been revealed and CanLit lovers are in for an exciting week of literary debates.

Popular 2015 host Wab Kinew will once again step into the role of mediator in the often impassioned discussions, and new this year, Azita Ardakani, founder of the social media company Lovesocial, will read the books alongside Canadians and lead the online discussions.

2016 RBC Taylor Prize Announces Powerhouse Shortlist

This morning in Toronto, the 2016 shortlist for one of the country's top non-fiction prizes was announced. It's the best kind of shortlist — one where predicting a winner from the crop of extraordinary books is virtually impossible.

RBC Taylor Prize jurors Susanne Boyce, Joseph Kertes and Stephen J. Toope selected five titles as finalists for the fifteenth iteration of the prize, honoured for their literary excellence.

2016 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist:

  • Ian Brown for Sixty: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning? (Random House Canada)
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