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The Word On The Street Interview Series: Michael Fraser

After a summer full of great reads, we're now firmly into the fall book prize and festival season. But it just doesn't feel like fall until our favourite outdoor festival kicks things off with bbq'd corn, tiny donuts, and of course, dozens and dozens of our favourite authors!

The Writers' Trust announces Intriguing & Unexpected Shortlist for $25,000 Rogers Fiction Prize

We're now firmly in literary prize season, and the lists are coming thick and fast.

New Fall 2016 Children’s and YA Books! Part 1

by Susan Hughes

The Word On The Street Interview Series: Mayank Bhatt

It's nearly time to gather at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and celebrate Canada's amazing writing culture!

Shortlist announced for $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Though it has flown somewhat under the radar, the nine-year-old Cundill Prize in Historical Literature has quietly been establishing itself as one of the leading literary prizes in the country.

The In Character Interview with Leon Rooke

Leon Rooke has been called "a national treasure" by the Globe and Mail with good reason — his contributions to CanLit over an astounding 50 years of work have been hugely influential. And he's not slowing down anytime soon.

Contest! Grand Prize Non-Fiction Mega Book Package from The Word on the Street

Are you in need of a whole new library? Do you live for fascinating, brilliantly written non-fiction?

Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature Shortlist Announced!

Canada's literary heritage is full of talented Jewish authors, including granddaddy (or, perhaps most aptly, zaide) Mordecai Richler, as well as acclaimed writers like Matt Cohen, Irving Layton, and many more.

The Word On The Street Interview Series: Cordelia Strube

Cordelia Strube occupies a unique niche in CanLit — known for both her witty storytelling and slyly comic approach to fiction, she's also praised for her keen emotional insight and layered, sophisticated narratives.

Writers' Trust announces Journey Prize nominees!

The Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize is a unique literary award — not only does it honour individual short stories, rather than novels or full collections, it also spawns the annual, muc

Profile on Show and Tell Poetry Series, with a few questions

Show and Tell Poetry Series is a new reading series in Peterborough that features local emerging and established poets from Peterborough and beyond, held at Curated in the Ch

Contest! Win a Prize Pack for the Whole Family From The Word on the Street

The family that reads together, stays together, so don't miss the chance to enter our newest contest in partnership with Toronto's favourite outdoor literary festival, The Word On The Street!

At the Desk: Anna Humphrey

Clara has a secret, and it's a big one. She thinks she just might have superpowers.

Booker Prize Shortlist Features Two Canadians, including Giller Overlap

The Man Booker Prize is perhaps the most prestigious single-title literary award in the world.

6 Reasons to go to a Canadian LitFest

Contest! Win Fantastic, Mysterious Reads from The Word on the Street!

Everyone needs to a little bit of mystery in life to keep things interesting — but if you're up for a lot of mystery, then you'll want to enter our newest contest in partnership with The Word On The Street!

The Word On The Street Interview Series: Laurie D. Graham

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Contest! Just for the Kids, an amazing Prize Pack from The Word on the Street!

One of a book lover's greatest joys is getting to share that love with the young readers in their life. The Word On The Street and Open Book want to help you spread that joy with a fantastic prize pack of kids' books!

The In Character Interview with Barbara Fradkin

Amanda Doucette hasn't had an easy time of it — she returns from her aid work in Africa haunted by what she's seen and struggling to hold onto her ideals, and things aren't about to get any easier for the protagonist of

Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces a Powerful Longlist for 2016

The Scotiabank Giller Prize remains as the titan of fiction prizes in Canada, with readers and industry followers alike awaiting the long- and shortlists every year with bated