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Nova Scotia–based writer Bill Conall has won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for The Promised Land: A Novel of Cape Breton. This is the second time in recent years that a self-published novel has…

April 24, 2014 | Filed under: Awards


The Retail Council of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2014 Libris Awards. Nominated and selected by members of the Canadian book industry, the awards recognize excellence among authors, publishers, editors,...

April 17, 2014 | Filed under: Awards


Donna Tartt's third novel, The Goldfinch (Little, Brown), has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The 784-page bestseller, which beat out Philipp Meyer's The Son and Bob Shacochis' The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, wa...

April 14, 2014 | Filed under: Awards


Politicians and writers gathered at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa last week for the black-tie Politics and the Pen gala, a fundraiser for The Writers' Trust of Canada. Maclean's journalist Paul Wells was awa...

April 7, 2014 | Filed under: Awards