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Writing and Publishing

About Writing and Publishing

The Writing and Publishing Section contributes to the advancement of Canadian literature, through its programs and in line with the...

Writing and Publishing

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Public Lending Right

The Public Lending Right Program (PLR) is geared specifically to Canadian literary contributors, providing fair compensation for free public access to their works while acknowledging their contribution to Canada’s culture. Are you registered?

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#CCPrizes: M.G. Vassanji, bringing readers to new worlds

M G Vassanji is the author of 7 novels, 2 collections of short stories, a travel memoir about India, a memoir of East Africa, and a...

A delegration of Canadian authors attended the Cuirt International Festival of Literature in Ireland. Shown here: Lawrence Hill, Miranda Hill, Eleanor Wachtel and Dionne Brand.

Canadian Authors Bring Sunshine to Ireland

“It’s not supposed to be this nice,” says the man who picks us up at the airport. We are driving from the airport in...

Madeleine Thien at the Bookworm Literary Festival in Chengdu, China

International Exchange: Canada at China’s Bookworm Literary Festival

With the support of the Canada Council’s Writing and Publishing Section and the Audience and Market Development Office, the...

Books by Hervé Desbois

#CCPrizes: Hervé Desbois, writing to inspire

Hervé Desbois is the author of poetry, short stories, a biography on impressionist painters and three young adult fiction novels. He also recently published his first novel for adult audiences entitled La vie entre parenthèses, a humorous and thoughtful story of the life of...


Artist Story

Yann Martel

The Canada Council awarded its first writing grant to Yann Martel in 1991. In 1997 it supported the writing of Life of Pi, which eventually...

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Searchable Grants Listing

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.

News Release

Meet our latest prize winners!

Congratulations to our latest Canada Council prize winners in humanities, dance, architecture, theatre, music and visual arts! Get to know these outstanding artists, scholars, organizations and their works.