Tag Archives: Books

Winnipeg writer David Bergen makes longlist for $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize

By | September 8, 2020

A graphic novel and three debut novels have made the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. Fourteen titles made the list in total.  The $100,000 award annually recognizes the best in Canadian fiction. Seth has made the longlist for his graphic novel Clyde Fans. This year marks the first time graphic novels are eligible for the prestigious literary award. The debut novels on… Read More »

Rosanna Deerchild to host new CBC Books podcast based on Indigenous graphic novel anthology This Place

By | August 20, 2020

This Place, the bestselling graphic novel anthology that tells 150 years of Canadian history through Indigenous stories, is being turned into a podcast by CBC Books. The 10-episode series will be hosted by Rosanna Deerchild and will air on CBC Radio One in 2021. This Place features Indigenous creators — including David. A Robertson, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette and Brandon Mitchell — and incorporates elements of fantasy… Read More »

Jean Teillet & Jenny Heijun Wills among winners of the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards

By | May 20, 2020

Jean Teillet and Jenny Heijun Wills are among the winners of the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards, 11 separate awards that recognize the best in Manitoba writing, book design, publishing and illustration. Teillet’s The North-West Is Our Mother won the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. The book chronicles the history of the Métis nation, from the early 1800s until the late 19th-century,… Read More »

Casey Plett reflects on how we can mark the passage of time when every day is the same

By | May 8, 2020

Springtime is an essay by Casey Plett. It is part of Transmission, CBC Books’ original writing series reflecting on life during COVID-19. Read more works from Transmission here. Windsor, Ontario, where I live, has Canada’s warmest winters outside of British Columbia. As I start writing this on April 23 though, it’s been snowing on and off. Daily cold-weather records have been… Read More »