Books News

Uma Thurman to star in film based on Ottawa writer's book Jul 21, 2009 - 9:49 am PST
Ottawa writer Kathy Cook's non-fiction book Stolen Angels about Ugandan schoolgirls abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army will be made into a film starring Uma Thurman. CBC

Canadian books go into space Jul 20, 2009 - 6:57 am PST
Astronaut Robert Thirsk is accompanied in space by two Canadian voices. The engineer has books by B.C.-born writer Kenneth Oppel and Quebec playwright Jean-Rock Gaudreault. CBC

Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winner, dies Jul 19, 2009 - 1:27 pm PST
Francis (Frank) McCourt, author of the award-winning novel Angela's Ashes, died Sunday afternoon in New York City. He was 78. CBC

Amazon erases Orwell books from Kindle service Jul 19, 2009 - 4:04 am PST
In a case of life imitating art, Amazon has angered some customers of its Kindle electronic book service by remotely deleting two George Orwell books, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. CBC

Harold Pinter remembered with new literary prize Jul 18, 2009 - 4:08 am PST
A new literary prize has been launched in honour of the late playwright and essayist Harold Pinter, known as an ardent critic of political and artistic oppression. CBC

Life of Pi author finds U.S. publisher for 3rd novel Jul 17, 2009 - 10:00 am PST
Yann Martel, Canadian author of the best-selling novel Life of Pi, has found a U.S. publisher for his third novel. CBC

Igor Kenk's story to become graphic novel, doc Jul 17, 2009 - 7:49 am PST
The man police say is behind a major bicycle theft ring in Toronto will be the subject of a documentary and graphic novel written and produced by CBC contributor Richard Poplak. CBC

Obama presidential campaign inspires art book Jul 17, 2009 - 4:27 am PST
The graffiti artist who created the now-iconic "Hope" image of Barack Obama is set to release a new book that marshalls artworks inspired by the U.S. president and the 2008 presidential campaign. CBC

Phyllis Gotlieb, sci-fi writer and poet, dies at 83 Jul 15, 2009 - 10:33 am PST
Phyllis Gotlieb, the novelist and poet said to be the first Canadian science-fiction writer, has died. She was 83. CBC

George Carlin memoir Last Words set for November release Jul 15, 2009 - 3:20 am PST
The book that provocative comedian George Carlin worked on in his final years will hit stores in November, its publisher has announced. CBC