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    Esi Edugyan wins 2nd Scotiabank Giller Prize for Washington Black

    Esi Edugyan wins 2nd Scotiabank Giller Prize for Washington Black


    Esi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black, has won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize on the 25th anniversary of Canada's richest literary...

    Esi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black, has won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize on the 25th anniversary of Canada's richest literary honour.

    White House press corps opts for author over entertainer for next year's dinner

    White House press corps opts for author over entertainer for next year's dinner


    The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer. The decision follows the pushback it received...

    The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer. The decision follows the pushback it received over comedian Michelle Wolf's sharply anti-Trump performance last time.

    Outsiders join Swedish Academy to pick Nobel Literature winners

    Outsiders join Swedish Academy to pick Nobel Literature winners


    Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said...

    Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said Monday.

    Canadian folk anthem Log Driver's Waltz finds new life in children's book

    Canadian folk anthem Log Driver's Waltz finds new life in children's book


    Written in the 50s, but popularized by a National Film Board video in 1979, the tune about a young woman's delight in dancing with a light-footed log driver has been turned into a children's book published by Simon &...

    Written in the 50s, but popularized by a National Film Board video in 1979, the tune about a young woman's delight in dancing with a light-footed log driver has been turned into a children's book published by Simon & Schuster.

    The Giller Prize turns 25: contenders say it's about more than winning $100K

    The Giller Prize turns 25: contenders say it's about more than winning $100K


    The Scotiabank Giller Prize isn't just about the $100K cash prize, it's also about being afforded the time to write that next novel and gaining access to new readers, this year's finalists...

    The Scotiabank Giller Prize isn't just about the $100K cash prize, it's also about being afforded the time to write that next novel and gaining access to new readers, this year's finalists said.

    Diddy mourns late ex Kim Porter: 'We were more than soul mates'

    Diddy mourns late ex Kim Porter: 'We were more than soul mates'


    Sean "Diddy" Combs made his first public statements Sunday since the loss of Kim Porter, his longtime former girlfriend and mother of three of his children, saying they were "more than best friends" and "more than soul...

    Sean "Diddy" Combs made his first public statements Sunday since the loss of Kim Porter, his longtime former girlfriend and mother of three of his children, saying they were "more than best friends" and "more than soul mates."

    Have you seen these missing paintings?

    Have you seen these missing paintings?


    Vancouver's Harrison Galleries closed in April, but artists across Canada and U.S. are left looking for answers about where their paintings might...

    Vancouver's Harrison Galleries closed in April, but artists across Canada and U.S. are left looking for answers about where their paintings might be.

    Filmmakers fall head over heels for Okanagan after location shoot

    Filmmakers fall head over heels for Okanagan after location shoot


    The plot of film The Orchard: an uptight L.A. talent agent inherits an idyllic Okanagan peach orchard. For the film's creators, life truly imitated...

    The plot of film The Orchard: an uptight L.A. talent agent inherits an idyllic Okanagan peach orchard. For the film's creators, life truly imitated art.

    Mickey Mouse, icon of an animation empire, celebrates 90th birthday

    Mickey Mouse, icon of an animation empire, celebrates 90th birthday


    Mickey Mouse, the brainchild of cartoonist Walt Disney that eventually came to symbolize a global entertainment empire, is celebrating his 90th...

    Mickey Mouse, the brainchild of cartoonist Walt Disney that eventually came to symbolize a global entertainment empire, is celebrating his 90th birthday.

    Monica Lewinsky reveals 'narratives of secrecy' in new Clinton Affair doc

    Monica Lewinsky reveals 'narratives of secrecy' in new Clinton Affair doc


    A new documentary is exploring the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, 20 years later, through people who were most familiar with the story, including Lewinsky...

    A new documentary is exploring the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, 20 years later, through people who were most familiar with the story, including Lewinsky herself.

    Alessia Cara on her new album, why it's a risk and what's 'terrifying' her

    Alessia Cara on her new album, why it's a risk and what's 'terrifying' her


    She's played alongside Taylor Swift, toured with Coldplay and became a Grammy Award winner at age 21. Now Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara is taking her skyrocketing music career to a new level, and she's doing it on her own...

    She's played alongside Taylor Swift, toured with Coldplay and became a Grammy Award winner at age 21. Now Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara is taking her skyrocketing music career to a new level, and she's doing it on her own terms.

    Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's folk laureate, turns 80

    Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's folk laureate, turns 80


    As Gordon Lightfoot returns to his hometown for a special concert on his 80th birthday, CBC Archives examines the ties between his roots and his...

    As Gordon Lightfoot returns to his hometown for a special concert on his 80th birthday, CBC Archives examines the ties between his roots and his music.

    Well established but not well-off: Canada's authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

    Well established but not well-off: Canada's authors struggle to make ends meet, says study


    In the midst of literary award season, a new report says Canada's authors are struggling more than ever before. Fewer publishing houses, reduced income from educational copying, and publishers' focus on bestsellers are some of the reasons even award...

    In the midst of literary award season, a new report says Canada's authors are struggling more than ever before. Fewer publishing houses, reduced income from educational copying, and publishers' focus on bestsellers are some of the reasons even award winners have to get day jobs.

    William Goldman, writer of The Princess Bride and All the President's Men, dead at 87

    William Goldman, writer of The Princess Bride and All the President's Men, dead at 87


    Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist William Goldman has died. He was 87. Goldman won Academy Awards for the comic western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the political thriller All the President's...

    Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist William Goldman has died. He was 87. Goldman won Academy Awards for the comic western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the political thriller All the President's Men.

    Widows is the Oscar-worthy movie Viola Davis deserves and America needs

    Widows is the Oscar-worthy movie Viola Davis deserves and America needs


    Widows is a new heist movie featuring a remarkable ensemble directed by Steve McQueen. Eli Glasner says the film about a group of women in city riven with crime and corruption is a must...

    Widows is a new heist movie featuring a remarkable ensemble directed by Steve McQueen. Eli Glasner says the film about a group of women in city riven with crime and corruption is a must see.