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About Writing and Publishing

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

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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?

National Forum on the Literary Arts

Montréal, February 14-15, 2014

Montréal, February 14-15, 2014 Event details Close to 250 people involved in the literary arts across the country will convene to...

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National Forum on the Literary Arts

On February 14-15, 2014, some 250 members of the Canadian literary community gathered in Montréal for the National Forum on the...

Photo: Mark Raynes Roberts

#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...

Kelley Armstrong reading from her book <em>The Gathering</em> (Doubleday Canada) to her fans, Yellowknife Public Library, November 2012.

Artist Story

Community wins

Canada Council helps bring Canadian authors directly into remote northern communities through grants geared specifically to their needs.

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Past recipients

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

News Release

The GG Shortlist 2015: 7 Outstanding Categories of Canlit, Mix of Emerging and Established Authors from Across Canada

The Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2015 shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This year, 970 titles in the English-language categories and 559 in the French-language categories were submitted.


Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010

New 2010 provincial / territorial (PT) data detailing the economic importance of arts, culture, heritage and sport are now available via...