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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...

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?

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...

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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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Past recipients

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

News Release

Top Canadian scholars awarded over $ 1 million

Five Canadian researchers will receive $100,000 each in recognition of their exceptional career achievements in humanities, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and interdisciplinary studies within these fields. Another $840,000 will be awarded over two years in Killam Research Fellowships, granting six scholars full teaching and administrative release so they may pursue independent research.

Research

Public Opinion on the Value of Books in the English Language Book Sector

Most Canadians (8 in 10) read books, averaging over five hours per week in reading. Results from various sources including a 1978...