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Poet Anne Carson speaks after winning the Griffin Poetry Prize for her genre-bending "Red Doc", in a 2014 handout photo. Carson and author Thomas King are among the veteran writers nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Griffin Poetry Prize, Tom Sandler, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Anne Carson, Thomas King among nominees for Governor General’s Literary Awards

Anne Carson, Thomas King among nominees for Governor General’s Literary Awards

 

US, UK, Barbadian authors up for Women’s Prize for fiction

US, UK, Barbadian authors up for Women’s Prize for fiction

 

This cover image released by W.W. Norton shows "Philip Roth: The Biography," by Blake Bailey. (W.W. Norton via AP)

Publisher pulls Philip Roth bio, cuts ties with author

Publisher pulls Philip Roth bio, cuts ties with author

This cover image released by W.W. Norton shows "Philip Roth: The Biography," by Blake Bailey. (W.W. Norton via AP)
This photo shows the cover of “There’s No Ham in Hamburger” by Kim Zachman and published by Running Press Kids. The book, out April 6, details the origins of peanut butter, chocolate, chicken nuggets and other popular kid fare with a nod to the science and folklore behind them. (Running Press Kids via AP)

Chocolate to McNuggets: Book details history of kid food

Chocolate to McNuggets: Book details history of kid food

This photo shows the cover of “There’s No Ham in Hamburger” by Kim Zachman and published by Running Press Kids. The book, out April 6, details the origins of peanut butter, chocolate, chicken nuggets and other popular kid fare with a nod to the science and folklore behind them. (Running Press Kids via AP)

Halifax author tackles notorious tale of N.S. family in new novel

Halifax author tackles notorious tale of N.S. family in new novel

FILE - Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for her performance in "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019. Stroker teamed up with middle grade author Stacy Davidowitz for a new children's book "The Chance to Fly," published this week. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Singer with disability shines in Ali Stroker’s new kids book

Singer with disability shines in Ali Stroker’s new kids book

FILE - Ali Stroker accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for her performance in "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019. Stroker teamed up with middle grade author Stacy Davidowitz for a new children's book "The Chance to Fly," published this week. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Canisia Lubrin poses in this undated handout photo. Rising literary talent Canisia Lubrin is among the Canadian finalists for the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Trust announced the three homegrown wordsmiths and four international poets on this year’s short list on Wednesday. Lubrin, who recently received the US$165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize, is nominated for “The Dyzgraphxst” (pronounced diss-graff-ist), published by McClelland and Stewart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Anna Keenan

Rising writer Canisia Lubrin among Canadian finalists for $65K Griffin Poetry Prize

Griffin will award two winners, one international and one Canadian

Canisia Lubrin poses in this undated handout photo. Rising literary talent Canisia Lubrin is among the Canadian finalists for the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Trust announced the three homegrown wordsmiths and four international poets on this year’s short list on Wednesday. Lubrin, who recently received the US$165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize, is nominated for “The Dyzgraphxst” (pronounced diss-graff-ist), published by McClelland and Stewart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Anna Keenan
FILE - Author J.K. Rowling appears at the world premiere of the film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” in Paris on Nov. 8, 2018. Scholastic announced Tuesday that Rowling’s “The Christmas Pig,” the story of a boy named Jack and a beloved toy (Dur Pig) which goes missing, will be released worldwide Oct. 12. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
FILE - Author J.K. Rowling appears at the world premiere of the film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” in Paris on Nov. 8, 2018. Scholastic announced Tuesday that Rowling’s “The Christmas Pig,” the story of a boy named Jack and a beloved toy (Dur Pig) which goes missing, will be released worldwide Oct. 12. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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Mark Messier book on leadership, teamwork coming in October

Messier among the all-time leaders in regular season points

  • Mar 31, 2021
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 file photo shows the News Corporation headquarters building in New York. On Monday, March 29, 2021, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced it is selling HMH Books & Media, which includes titles by J.R.R. Tolkien and the Curious George children's series, to News Corp.'s HarperCollins division for $349 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

News Corp. buys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt books division

News Corp. buys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt books division

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 file photo shows the News Corporation headquarters building in New York. On Monday, March 29, 2021, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced it is selling HMH Books & Media, which includes titles by J.R.R. Tolkien and the Curious George children's series, to News Corp.'s HarperCollins division for $349 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
FILE - Dav Pilkey arrives at the premiere of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” in Los Angeles on May 21, 2017. A graphic novel for children from the wildly popular “Captain Underpants” series, “The Adventures of Ook and Glu,” is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it “perpetuates passive racism.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

‘Captain Underpants’ book pulled for ‘passive racism’

Scholastic removed book from its websites, stopped processing orders

  • Mar 29, 2021
FILE - Dav Pilkey arrives at the premiere of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” in Los Angeles on May 21, 2017. A graphic novel for children from the wildly popular “Captain Underpants” series, “The Adventures of Ook and Glu,” is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it “perpetuates passive racism.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Indigiqueer author Joshua Whitehead’s ‘Jonny Appleseed’ wins CBC’s Canada Reads

Indigiqueer author Joshua Whitehead’s ‘Jonny Appleseed’ wins CBC’s Canada Reads

Canadian actor and director Sarah Polley poses for a photo as she promotes "Alias Grace," at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Wednesday September 13 , 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley to release first book in March 2022

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley to release first book in March 2022

Canadian actor and director Sarah Polley poses for a photo as she promotes "Alias Grace," at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Wednesday September 13 , 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This cover image released by Knopf shows "Speak, Okinawa," a memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina. (Knopf via AP)

Review: ‘Speak, Okinawa’ is a masterful memoir and more

Review: ‘Speak, Okinawa’ is a masterful memoir and more

This cover image released by Knopf shows "Speak, Okinawa," a memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina. (Knopf via AP)
FILE - Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary "Hillary" in New York on March 4, 2020. Clinton is teaming up with her friend Louise Penny on the novel “State of Terror,” out Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Hillary Clinton and Canadian novelist Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

Hillary Clinton and Canadian novelist Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

FILE - Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary "Hillary" in New York on March 4, 2020. Clinton is teaming up with her friend Louise Penny on the novel “State of Terror,” out Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary “Hillary” in New York on March 4, 2020. Clinton is teaming up with her friend Louise Penny on the novel “State of Terror,” out Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

‘State of Terror’ comes out Oct. 12

  • Feb 23, 2021
FILE - Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of the Hulu documentary “Hillary” in New York on March 4, 2020. Clinton is teaming up with her friend Louise Penny on the novel “State of Terror,” out Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Canadian writer Elan Mastai developing his novel ‘All Our Wrong Todays’ for Peacock

Canadian writer Elan Mastai developing his novel ‘All Our Wrong Todays’ for Peacock

B.C. tree that inspired award-winning author Joy Kogawa damaged by windstorm

B.C. tree that inspired award-winning author Joy Kogawa damaged by windstorm

FILE - Reporter Neil Sheehan is shown in an office of the New York Times in New York, May 1, 1972. Sheehan, a reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times and who chronicled the deception at the heart of the Vietnam War in his epic book about the war, has died. He was 84. (AP Photo/John Lent)

Neil Sheehan, Pentagon Papers reporter, Vietnam author, dies

Neil Sheehan, Pentagon Papers reporter, Vietnam author, dies

FILE - Reporter Neil Sheehan is shown in an office of the New York Times in New York, May 1, 1972. Sheehan, a reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times and who chronicled the deception at the heart of the Vietnam War in his epic book about the war, has died. He was 84. (AP Photo/John Lent)