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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1945, file photo, makeshift housing built from galvanized iron roofing of burned buildings stand amid destruction and rubble in Tokyo. U.S. bombings of more than 60 Japanese cities from January 1944 to August 1945 killed an estimated 333,000 people, including the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Katsumoto Saotome, a Japanese writer who gathered the accounts of survivors of the U.S. firebombing of Tokyo in World War II to raise awareness of the massive civilian deaths and the importance of peace, has died. He was 90. (AP Photo/Frank Filan, File)

Japanese writer who documented WWII Tokyo firebombing dies

Japanese writer who documented WWII Tokyo firebombing dies

 

Author Christopher DiRaddo is seen at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadian authors, booksellers say COVID-19 has both helped and hurt their industry

Book sales are up compared to pre-pandemic levels, but supply chain woes loom large

 

This cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows "Marigold and Rose" by Louise Glück. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux via AP)

Nobelist Louise Glück to publish her first prose narrative

Nobelist Louise Glück to publish her first prose narrative

 

FILE - Polish writer and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk poses for a portrait after a press conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Oct. 11, 2019. Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk is among six finalists for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarczuk’s 18th-century epic “The Books of Jacob” is a favorite to win the award, whose 50,000-pound ($65,000) prize money is split between a book’s author and its translator. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Poland’s Tokarczuk leads race for International Booker Prize

Poland’s Tokarczuk leads race for International Booker Prize

FILE - Polish writer and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk poses for a portrait after a press conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Oct. 11, 2019. Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk is among six finalists for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarczuk’s 18th-century epic “The Books of Jacob” is a favorite to win the award, whose 50,000-pound ($65,000) prize money is split between a book’s author and its translator. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Margaret Atwood and Ian Williams talk to journalists as they arrive on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize, in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Margaret Atwood worries more about the fate of the living than her legacy

Margaret Atwood worries more about the fate of the living than her legacy

Margaret Atwood and Ian Williams talk to journalists as they arrive on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize, in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the freedom to read?

The week of Feb. 20 to 26 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada

There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)
Harold Johnson is seen in an undated handout photo. The Metis lawyer and prolific author died at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-House of Anansi Press, Jennifer Knight Photography, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Distinctive laugh’: friends, colleagues remember Métis writer, lawyer Harold Johnson

‘Distinctive laugh’: friends, colleagues remember Métis writer, lawyer Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson is seen in an undated handout photo. The Metis lawyer and prolific author died at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-House of Anansi Press, Jennifer Knight Photography, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
This cover image released by Beacon Press shows "The Radiant Lives of Animals" by Linda Hogan. (Beacon Press via AP)

3 authors named winners of Science + Literature awards

3 authors named winners of Science + Literature awards

This cover image released by Beacon Press shows "The Radiant Lives of Animals" by Linda Hogan. (Beacon Press via AP)
This cover image released by St. Martin's Press shows "Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire" by Jonathan M. Katz. (St. Martin's Press via AP)

Review: An imperialist repents in ‘Gangsters of Capitalism’

Review: An imperialist repents in ‘Gangsters of Capitalism’

This cover image released by St. Martin's Press shows "Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire" by Jonathan M. Katz. (St. Martin's Press via AP)
In this March 25, 2007, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, right, drives around Sacramento Kings defender Ron Artest during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were among the 13-member class inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, the Hall of Fame announced Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)

Hall of Famer Grant Hill’s memoir ‘Game’ coming out in June

Hill will discuss sports achievements as well as the health struggles of his wife

  • Jan 12, 2022
In this March 25, 2007, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, right, drives around Sacramento Kings defender Ron Artest during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were among the 13-member class inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, the Hall of Fame announced Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
This cover image released by Penguin Young Readers shows “Goodnight Racism” by Ibram X. Kendi. (Penguin Young Readers via AP)

Ibram X. Kendi writing children’s story ‘Goodnight Racism’

‘It is about what can be’

  • Jan 12, 2022
This cover image released by Penguin Young Readers shows “Goodnight Racism” by Ibram X. Kendi. (Penguin Young Readers via AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood holds a copy of her book “The Testaments,” during a news conference in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Mystery solved? Man arrested in thefts of unpublished books

Works by Margaret Atwood and Ethan Hawke among those targeted

  • Jan 6, 2022
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood holds a copy of her book “The Testaments,” during a news conference in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Doyle keeps ‘Untamed’ conversation going in journal, podcast

Doyle keeps ‘Untamed’ conversation going in journal, podcast

FILE - Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Haugen who startled the world this fall by leaking tens of thousands of internal documents and accusing her former employer, Facebook, of caring more about money than about public safety has a book deal. Little, Brown and Company announced Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, that it had acquired Haugen’s memoir, which it said would offer “a critical examination of Facebook.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has book deal

No title or release date yet

  • Dec 16, 2021
FILE - Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Haugen who startled the world this fall by leaking tens of thousands of internal documents and accusing her former employer, Facebook, of caring more about money than about public safety has a book deal. Little, Brown and Company announced Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, that it had acquired Haugen’s memoir, which it said would offer “a critical examination of Facebook.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. CNN fired Cuomo for the role he played in defense of his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he fought sexual harassment charges. CNN said Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, it was still investigating but additional information had come to light. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Publisher scraps plans to release book by Chris Cuomo

Book had been scheduled for fall 2022

  • Dec 8, 2021
FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. CNN fired Cuomo for the role he played in defense of his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he fought sexual harassment charges. CNN said Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, it was still investigating but additional information had come to light. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
University of Toronto professor Dan Breznitz won the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

University of Toronto professor Dan Breznitz wins $60K policy book prize

New annual award recognizes a non-fiction book shaping Canadian discourse about public policy

University of Toronto professor Dan Breznitz won the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Writer Norma Dunning poses with her book "Tainna: The Unseen Ones" in this undated handout photo. Inuk writer and academic Norma Dunning has won the $25,000 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction for "Tainna: The Unseen Ones." The book of short stories, published by Douglas & McIntyre, centres on the experiences of Inuit who live outside of their home territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Emily Welz Studios

Inuk author Norma Dunning wins $25K Governor General’s fiction prize

Inuk author Norma Dunning wins $25K Governor General’s fiction prize

Writer Norma Dunning poses with her book "Tainna: The Unseen Ones" in this undated handout photo. Inuk writer and academic Norma Dunning has won the $25,000 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction for "Tainna: The Unseen Ones." The book of short stories, published by Douglas & McIntyre, centres on the experiences of Inuit who live outside of their home territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Emily Welz Studios
Orca Book Publishers' Canadian distribution centre and warehouse is shown in Victoria, B.C., in this undated handout photo. Industry watchers say Canada's literary sector faces a new threat that has publishers and booksellers worried about selling out of top titles during the all-important holiday sales season: supply chain disruptions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Orca Book Publishers, David Small

‘A backlist Christmas’: Booksellers fear stockouts amid supply chain woes

‘A backlist Christmas’: Booksellers fear stockouts amid supply chain woes

Orca Book Publishers' Canadian distribution centre and warehouse is shown in Victoria, B.C., in this undated handout photo. Industry watchers say Canada's literary sector faces a new threat that has publishers and booksellers worried about selling out of top titles during the all-important holiday sales season: supply chain disruptions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Orca Book Publishers, David Small
Author Miriam Toews poses for a photograph on the red carpet premiere for the film "All My Puny Sorrows" at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Canada's literary cognoscenti are breaking out their formal attire and brushing up on their small talk as they prepare to reconvene for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Omar El Akkad wins $100K Giller Prize for ‘What Strange Paradise’

Omar El Akkad wins $100K Giller Prize for ‘What Strange Paradise’

Author Miriam Toews poses for a photograph on the red carpet premiere for the film "All My Puny Sorrows" at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Canada's literary cognoscenti are breaking out their formal attire and brushing up on their small talk as they prepare to reconvene for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Author Miriam Toews poses for a photograph on the red carpet premiere for the film “All My Puny Sorrows” at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto on September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Authors share the writing habits that got them on the Giller short list

‘Although my time is regimented, I also write when inspiration strikes’

Author Miriam Toews poses for a photograph on the red carpet premiere for the film “All My Puny Sorrows” at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto on September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin