Submitted by Open Book on March 4, 2014 - 6:35pm
Spoilers ahead for CBC Canada Reads!
Three books still standing — after two days of intense discussion, spoken word poetry as debate and surprising votes, two books have been ousted from the 2014 CBC Canada Reads competition.
Submitted by Open Book on March 4, 2014 - 4:46pm
The subtitle of acclaimed author Charlotte Gray's latest book, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial That Shocked a Country (HarperCollins Canada), does not exaggerate. The Massey Murder, which involved an 18-year old servant shooting a member of one of Canada's wealthiest families, was a scandal unlike anything Toronto — and indeed the country — had ever seen.
Submitted by Open Book on March 4, 2014 - 3:16pm
We've already reached the halfway mark in CBC Canada Reads, with two books down and three remaining, vying for the crown and the coveted "Canada Reads effect".
We had the chance to chat with the 2014 panellists and today we're pleased to bring you our conversation with Olympian Donovan Bailey, who has been defending Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan's historical novel, Half-Blood Blues (Thomas Allen) this week.
Submitted by Open Book on February 25, 2014 - 2:36pm
In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, we asked you what reading freedom means to you. We received some amazing submissions and are excited to share them with you now, as Freedom to Read week ramps up! Don't miss the photo gallery below.
While we in Canada enjoy comparative reading freedom, it is always important to rigorously defend that freedom and to articulate why it is important, while engaging in an international conversation about the importance of intellectual rights and freedoms.
Submitted by Open Book on February 21, 2014 - 4:02pm
Today we continue our CBC Canada Reads interview series with one of Canada's foremost humanitarians, and former UN ambassador, Stephen Lewis.
Mr. Lewis is defending no less than our first lady of Canadian letters, Margaret Atwood, in the competition — specifically The Year of the Flood (Vintage Canada), the second instalment in her recent dystopian series.
Mr. Lewis speaks to Open Book about Atwood as a Beatnik, the book he almost chose and issues to which all Canadians should be paying attention.
Submitted by Open Book on February 20, 2014 - 1:14pm
As Toronto begins to thaw, the literary scene is heating up too, with the year's hottest book competition, CBC Canada Reads, just around the corner.
Submitted by clelia on February 19, 2014 - 9:57am
In August 2013, Joanna Lilley, a poet living in the Yukon, talked about the motivation and influences that inform her poetry with writer and editor Lily Gontard. Joanna’s first poetry collection The Fleece Era was published by Brick Books in February 2014.
Submitted by clelia on February 18, 2014 - 5:51pm
Ottawa poet N.W. Lea (formerly known as Nicholas Lea) was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and grew up, in part, on his grandparent’s farm in northern Stormont County, Ontario, mere miles away from the McLennan family homestead.
Submitted by shaunsmith on February 15, 2014 - 3:56pm
With Alan Bradley, Jennifer Dance, P.S. Duffy, Anna Hope, Mary-Rose MacColl, Jennifer Vanderbes, Audrey Thomas and Eric Walters.
Submitted by Open Book on February 14, 2014 - 11:31am
This Valentine's Day, we're talking to some of Canada's finest editors about the purest love of all: the love of a good book — or in this case, the love of a character from a book.
Every book lover is guilty of a crush or two, whether it's Mr. Darcy or Tyler Durden. So let your heart take the lead as our fine editors confess to their literary crushes — you may be surprised!
Managing Editor, ECW Press