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A former three-time winner, as well as a Giller Prize nominee, are on the shortlist for this year's Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in Canadian literature. The shortlist was announced today in Orillia, Ont., where five national judges and '
McFadden was the 2013 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize winner for his collection What's the Score? Finalists for the Griffin Poetry Prize, among the world's most lucrative poetry honours, is being announced in Toronto this morning. Created by
Vancouver author and artist Jane Eaton Hamilton has won the CBC Canada Writes prize for her short story Smiley. The story is set in South Africa and features a child who is dealing with gender identity issues...Hamilton, who has a book coming out
In celebration of International Women's Day, March 8, we bring you the story of Sheila Marcelo. Marcelo created waves in January when Care.com, the company she founded, raised $91 million in a successful IPO . But to get to that point, Marcelo had
After a week of vigorous debate, one novel has triumphed in CBC's annual Canada Reads literary battle: Joseph Boyden's The Orenda , which was defended this week by First Nations journalist Wab Kinew. Set in the 17th century, Boyden's 2013 historical
Canada Reads gets underway Monday with five celebrity panelists set for literary combat as they champion five fictional reads in the annual CBC book battle. Moderated by Q host Jian Ghomeshi during a four-day period, the books and their celeb
Photo/AFP In Summary As the March 2, Oscar Night approaches, the buzz created by Kenyan Hollywood newbie Lupita Nyong'o has gone into overdrive from Hollywood to London. Her Oscar nomination in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for
Video Video Video The production, from Berlin's famed Schaubuhne theatre, sets the action in the present and has been described as Ibsen for the [Edward] Snowden age, in reference to the American whistleblower who leaked government security documents.
Mavis Gallant, one of Canada's most distinguished international literary figures, has died in Paris, according to her long-time editor...Her funeral is planned for Saturday in the Montparnasse area of Paris...Gallant had a journalist's nose, a
To speak of a life ending on a note of triumph sounds a little odd. And yet this was the case with the poet Sebastian Barker, who died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 68 within a day and a half of participating in a reading in celebration of the