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2018 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize jury announced

Journalist Kady O’Malley, Indigenous governance scholar Taiaiake Alfred, and past prize-winner Joseph Heath have been named by the Writers’ Trust of Canada as the jury for the 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

March 22, 2018 at 02:13pm | Filed under: Awards

Canadian art-book publishers reach out to galleries and authors after U.K.’s Black Dog Publishing declares bankruptcy

Black Dog Publishing, the London, U.K., publisher of non-fiction books on art and culture, left numerous Canadian art galleries, artists, and authors in limbo when it laid off all 22 employees and shut its doors in January. Since then, Canadian art-book publishers, including the Magenta Foundation and Figure 1 Publishing, have reached out to those affected, inviting them to discuss domestic solutions.

March 19, 2018 at 04:31pm | Filed under: Industry News

How the movie adaptation of Indian Horse stayed true to Richard Wagamese’s voice

It was his voice that caught her attention. On a Friday in early 2012, Christine Haebler, a producer at Screen Siren Pictures, was driving to work when she heard Richard Wagamese on CBC Radio talking to host Shelagh Rogers about Indian Horse, his novel about an Ojibwe boy named Saul who is traumatized at a residential school and finds possible salvation through hockey.

March 15, 2018 at 02:53pm | Filed under: Industry News, People

Revisiting The Landing with John Ibbitson, 10 years later

Ten years after winning the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature, the historical YA novel The Landing by John Ibbitson is being reissued by Kids Can Press, with all the proceeds going to a great cause: the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

March 13, 2018 at 03:50pm | Filed under: Children's publishing