Literature

Vancouver-raised author Pik-Shuen Fung, shown in a handout photo, has won this year's Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Fung was awarded the $60,000 prize for "Ghost Forest" at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

B.C. author’s ‘Ghost Forest’ wins Amazon Canada First Novel Award

Pik-Shuen Fung awarded the $60,000 prize for story of woman grappling with the death of her father

 

Award-winning CBC journalist Angela Sterritt (left) will be a mentor for the 2022 Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle program. Samantha Krilow (right) was a participant in the 2021 program. (Submitted photos)

Applications open for Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle mentorship program

21 participants will be matched with one of seven mentors in the six-month program

 

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

 

FILE - A Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo of a Nobel Prize medal. The Nobel Prize in Literature is due to be awarded on Thursday Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

FILE - A Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo of a Nobel Prize medal. The Nobel Prize in Literature is due to be awarded on Thursday Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Red Deer author Sigmund Brouwer has just released Clan, an adventure story for middle school students that is set in the Stone Age. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer author pens a prehistoric adventure tale

Sigmund Brouwer’s new book, Clan, is a coming-of-age story

Red Deer author Sigmund Brouwer has just released Clan, an adventure story for middle school students that is set in the Stone Age. (Black Press file photo).