Trillium Book Award Author Readings June 16


March 2015 Top Tens

The March 2015 Top Ten Lists are in! Visit Open Book's Magazine page to see which Canadian books were the top sellers last month at five of Ontario's finest bookstores: Bakka Phoenix, Ben McNally Books, Bryan Prince Bookseller, Type Books (the Queen Street store) and Words Worth Books.

The 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist is Announced

Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, has announced the International and Canadian shortlist for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize.

The seven finalists, four International and three Canadian, were chosen from 560 books of poetry read by this year's judges, Tim Bowling (Canada), Fanny Howe (USA) and Piotr Sommer (Poland). On Wednesday June 3, the finalists will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

Profile on The Sawdust Reading Series, with a few questions

By rob mclennan

Call For Submissions: Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine's 2015 Short Works Prize for writing

Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine is now accepting submissions for their 2nd Annual Short Works Prize for writing. The prize is presented in partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller and the Hamilton Public Library, and is open to Hamilton-area writers.

Special Feature! An Interview with Descant Magzaine Editor-in-Chief Karen Mulhallen

This Wednesday, Descant Magazine will celebrate 45 years of publishing at a farewell party that promises to see the magazine off in style.

Ru by Kim Thuy Wins CBC's Canada Reads 2015

After four days of exciting literary debate Ru (Random House Canada), written by Kim Thuy and defended by TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey, was chosen as the "book to break barriers" for the 2015 CBC Canada Reads.

Special Posting: Original Maps of Toronto by Evan Munday, from André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs

Have you ever looked at your pet, lounging on the couch or sleeping in the sun, and thought "now there's someone who has things figured out"?

Joseph Heath Wins The Writers' Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

From our friends at Writers' Trust:

The Writers' Trust of Canada announced last night at the Politics and the Pen gala, held at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa, that Joseph Heath has won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives, published by HarperCollins Publishers.

A jury composed of author Denise Chong, author and Ottawa Citizen columnist Terry Glavin, and The Globe and Mail Queen's Park reporter Jane Taber selected the winner. Their citation reads:

A profile of Karen Solie (with a few questions)

By rob mclennan

Read an Excerpt from Carellin Brooks' One Hundred Days of Rain

What's better than strolling through a bookstore, leafing through a book that has caught your eye? We're excited to offer an online version of that with an exclusive excerpt of One Hundred Days of Rain (BookThug) by Carellin Brooks here on Open Book.

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