The Punjabi literature award has been endowed by Vancouver businessman Barj Dhahan and his wife Rita.
Her debut collection of stories features off-kilter characters coming to terms with authentic and complicated truths.
Here's our yearly, wide-ranging look at some of the coolest authors and books of the moment.
In his slim but perfectly proportioned second novel, the Vancouver author has accomplished a kind of literary alchemy.
The latest addition to Kwa's story cycle reflects her interest in Asian mythology and martial-arts movies.
The author and journalist likes bringing forth big ideas backed up by data and scholarly research.
“I had a lot of people say to me before I started this book that antifeminism wasn’t a thing, and that feminism was an obvious done deal,” the journalist says.
The current batch of new works runs the gamut from healing foods and family dinners to citrusy fish and patriotic sweets.
Few artists have exposed as much private pain as this celebrated local spoken-word poet.
A courtroom revolution taking place in many countries—and it may soon come to Canada.
The opera virtuoso will talk about Something Is Always on Fire, a book that reflects on personal hardship and some of her favourite subjects: music, family, food, yoga, and sex.
Writer Doug Sarti and publisher and cofounder Dan McLeod ventured into the newspaper equivalent of a time capsule to tell tales of the past.
“The problem is that I don’t like anything,” she explains to the Straight by phone.
New York City is the most lovingly observed character of all in the legendary author's panoramic new novel.
The Delta author points out that our lives are, to a certain extent, a product not only of our choices, but of others' choices.
Cash’s views on organized racism were more than a matter of principle, as a compelling new biography by Nanaimo author Julie Chadwick describes.
The cinematic adaptation of Richard Wagamese's 2012 novel
Audiences will find “insightful dialogue about some of the greatest issues facing humankind in today’s fraught political climate”.
Kaye Banez launches her book on August 26 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
When Gajdics sought the help of a psychiatrist in the 1980s to address his conflicted feelings about being gay, it was the start of his descent into a topsy-turvy world that would be implausible if it were a fictional tale.
The recently deceased poet, writer, and community leader created a new reality for many writers.
The founder of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop was a giant to all who knew him.
The memoir will more than satisfy anyone looking for some inside dope on the ex-Monkee who helped pioneer country rock and bring Repo Man into the world, among other highly influential endeavours.
The cast of characters in this dynamic new novel struggle with old social ideas about race and masculinity.
If you’re one of the millions of people who devoured the UBC prof's essay, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This”, you likely have some queries.