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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

 

This undated image released by Joseph Jones shows author Eric Jerome Dickey in Antigua. Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in "Sister, Sister," "Waking With Enemies" and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59. Dickey's publicist at Penguin Random House, Emily Canders, told The Associated Press that the author died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Los Angeles after a long illness. (Joseph Jones via AP)

Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dead at 59

Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dead at 59

 

This image released by Greenwich Entertainment shows a scene from the documentary "Assassins." (Greenwich Entertainment via AP)

Review: A shocking, fascinating true story in ‘Assassins’

Review: A shocking, fascinating true story in ‘Assassins’

This image released by Greenwich Entertainment shows a scene from the documentary "Assassins." (Greenwich Entertainment via AP)
This combination photo shows the logo for a new imprint for Roc Lit 101, left, and Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, who is starting the imprint with Random House. (AP Photo)

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation forms book publisher with Random House

Future releases will include a book by Meek Mill

  • Dec 15, 2020
This combination photo shows the logo for a new imprint for Roc Lit 101, left, and Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, who is starting the imprint with Random House. (AP Photo)

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

A man wearing a face mask browses books at Vancouver Public Library's central branch after it and four other branches reopened with limited services, in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. A recent survey suggests that many Canadian publishers are expecting to see sales revenues slashed nearly in half this year as the COVID-19 crisis has made it harder for readers to find homegrown titles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dozens of Canadian publishers project at least a 40 per cent revenue hit, survey says

Dozens of Canadian publishers project at least a 40 per cent revenue hit, survey says

A man wearing a face mask browses books at Vancouver Public Library's central branch after it and four other branches reopened with limited services, in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. A recent survey suggests that many Canadian publishers are expecting to see sales revenues slashed nearly in half this year as the COVID-19 crisis has made it harder for readers to find homegrown titles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94

Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94

A sign showing where Indigo plans to open a new store is shown at the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J., on July 22, 2018. Penguin Random House Canada is calling on the Ontario government to designate bookstores as an essential service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Craig Wong

Indigo, Penguin Random House want Ontario to deem bookstores essential

Indigo, Penguin Random House want Ontario to deem bookstores essential

A sign showing where Indigo plans to open a new store is shown at the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J., on July 22, 2018. Penguin Random House Canada is calling on the Ontario government to designate bookstores as an essential service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Craig Wong
This cover image released by Grove shows "Shuggie Bain," a novel by Douglas Stuart. The Scottish writer has won the Booker Prize for fiction for his novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow. Stuart won the prestigious 50,000 pound ($66,000) award for his first published novel. (Grove via AP)

‘Shuggie Bain’ writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize

‘Shuggie Bain’ writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize

This cover image released by Grove shows "Shuggie Bain," a novel by Douglas Stuart. The Scottish writer has won the Booker Prize for fiction for his novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow. Stuart won the prestigious 50,000 pound ($66,000) award for his first published novel. (Grove via AP)
The cover of “Catch 22: My Battles, in Hockey and Life” by Rick Vaive and Scott Morrison is shown in this undated handout photo. Rick Vaive is finally ready to tell his story — his whole, unfiltered account. The former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs was never one to hold back, and it makes sense the same approach would apply to his book “Catch 22: My Battles, In Hockey and Life.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Penguin Random House Canada
The cover of “Catch 22: My Battles, in Hockey and Life” by Rick Vaive and Scott Morrison is shown in this undated handout photo. Rick Vaive is finally ready to tell his story — his whole, unfiltered account. The former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs was never one to hold back, and it makes sense the same approach would apply to his book “Catch 22: My Battles, In Hockey and Life.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Penguin Random House Canada
Toronto-based writer Souvankham Thammavongsa is the winner of this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. Thammavongsa is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sarah Bodri

Souvankham Thammavongsa wins Giller Prize for fiction debut ‘How to Pronounce Knife’

Book traces the stories of immigrants building new lives far from home

Toronto-based writer Souvankham Thammavongsa is the winner of this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. Thammavongsa is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sarah Bodri
Vancouver author Julie Flett is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘Birdsong’ by Julie Flett wins $50K children’s literature award

‘Birdsong’ by Julie Flett wins $50K children’s literature award

Vancouver author Julie Flett is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
FILE - Oprah Winfrey arrives for the presentation of Stella McCartney’s ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris on March 4, 2019. Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites ranging from James Baldwin’s landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver’s poetry collection “Devotions.” She is calling her choices “The Books That See Me Through,” works she values for “their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten” her. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

`The books that see her through’: Winfrey suggests seven

Mix of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and spirituality

  • Oct 26, 2020
FILE - Oprah Winfrey arrives for the presentation of Stella McCartney’s ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris on March 4, 2019. Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites ranging from James Baldwin’s landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver’s poetry collection “Devotions.” She is calling her choices “The Books That See Me Through,” works she values for “their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten” her. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Jordan Peterson speaks to a crowd during a stop in Sherwood Park Alta, on Sunday February 11, 2018. Author and psychologist Peterson says he's back in Toronto and eager for "something resembling a normal life" after spending much of the past year in and out of hospitals around the world.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Jordan Peterson says he’s back in Toronto after ‘grueling’ health battle

Jordan Peterson says he’s back in Toronto after ‘grueling’ health battle

Jordan Peterson speaks to a crowd during a stop in Sherwood Park Alta, on Sunday February 11, 2018. Author and psychologist Peterson says he's back in Toronto and eager for "something resembling a normal life" after spending much of the past year in and out of hospitals around the world.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - Ethan Hawke poses for a portrait during the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2020. In an audiobook commissioned by the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and airing online Oct. 19-29 Hawke inhabits the aging Rev. John Ames of Marilynne Robinson's acclaimed novel “Gilead.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel ‘Gilead’

Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel ‘Gilead’

FILE - Ethan Hawke poses for a portrait during the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2020. In an audiobook commissioned by the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and airing online Oct. 19-29 Hawke inhabits the aging Rev. John Ames of Marilynne Robinson's acclaimed novel “Gilead.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Novelist Lydia Millet among National Book Award finalists

Novelist Lydia Millet among National Book Award finalists

Novelist Lydia Millet among National Book Award finalists

Novelist Lydia Millet among National Book Award finalists
Caroline author Morgan Murray has written his first novel, Dirty Birds. (Contributed photo).

Caroline native writes acclaimed satirical novel, Dirty Birds

It was informed by his years in central Alberta, says Morgan Murray

Caroline author Morgan Murray has written his first novel, Dirty Birds. (Contributed photo).
Beverley McLachlin is among five finalists for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Former chief justice Beverly McLachlin among Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalists

TORONTO — A memoir by the Supreme Court of Canada’s first female…

Beverley McLachlin is among five finalists for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Harper Collins U.K. said the book by Scobie, royal editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Durand, Elle magazine’s royal correspondent, would aim to capture “the real Harry and Meghan,” in a July 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

LONDON — Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger…

  • Jul 27, 2020
Harper Collins U.K. said the book by Scobie, royal editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Durand, Elle magazine’s royal correspondent, would aim to capture “the real Harry and Meghan,” in a July 27, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)