25th Trillium Award

 

November 2014 Top Tens

The November 2014 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.

Between the Lines: Conversation Starter Cards and Survival Packs for the Socially Anxious Lit Lover!

Just in time for the Holiday Season comes the perfect icebreaker game to help introverted bibliophiles get through those awkward Holiday party moments. Between the Lines is a collection of handmade cards with bookish questions and chatting prompts to help spark conversations at parties, book clubs and even on Twitter.

Special Feature! AGO Curator Georgiana Uhlyarik on Introducing Suzy Lake

You may not have heard of artist Suzy Lake, but chances are you've heard of a lot of her fans. In honour of the Art Gallery of Ontario's new exhibit on Lake, Black Dog Publishing and the AGO have created a beautiful coffee table book featuring the artist's biography and work, with essays from the likes of Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson, founding director of the Art Canada Institute/Institut de l’art du Canada Sara Angel and AGO CEO Matthew Teitelbaum.

A WINDOW INTO YA: Q + A with 3 2015 “WHITE PINE” NOMINEES (Part 2)

Today, in Part Two of my blog, I continue my interviews with the three nominees of the 2015 White Pine awards: YA authors Tom Ryan, Ria Voros and Eve Silver.

Be sure to check out Part One of the 2014 White Pine interview!

SUSAN:

Ria, when you’re writing, how much do you keep the eventual reader of your story in mind?

Five Explorer Questions With Jane Fairburn

Detailing the rich history and the many changes to Toronto's historic waterfront over the years, Jane Fairburn's Along The Shore (ECW Press) is a perfect companion for our

Profile on Frances Boyle, with a few questions

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A WINDOW INTO YA: Q + A with 3 2015 “WHITE PINE” NOMINEES (Part 1)

Welcome to November’s kid lit blog! A few weeks ago, the Ontario Library Association announced its list of book nominations for the wonderful Forest of Tree awards. What happens next? Kids and adults — about 1/4 million of them! — across the province begin to voraciously read the books in the categories that interest them. In April they cast their vote for their favourites. In May, the winners are announced at an exciting two-day festival in Toronto and at other locations around Ontario.

Writers' Trust Gala Guest Authors on Celebrating Margaret Atwood's 75th Birthday!

Tomorrow night, November 25, dozens of authors and book lovers will gather at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel to fete our country's most famous scribe and Scorpio — Margaret Atwood turned 75 on November 18, and the Writers' Trust of Canada has taken up her milestone birthday as the theme of this year's glamorous fundraising gala.

Five Explorer Questions With Rose Ricciardelli

Rose Ricciardelli knows a lot about the inner workings and failings of Canadian prisons. Coordinator of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University, her writing is found in many academic journals and now in her first book Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons (Wilfrid Laurier Press).

CWILA launches membership drive to promote gender equality in Canadian writing!

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) wants to connect with supporters of women's writing across the country.

The organisation is launching a membership drive to expand their reach, which has grown exponentially in the three years they've been researching and publishing information about the gender gap in Canadian book reviewing. Joining CWILA means supporting equitable critical culture in Canadian literature.

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