The shortlist for the 2015 Speaker's Book Award has been announced, and The Ward has made the cut!

Hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Speaker's Book Award recognizes works by Ontario authors that reflects the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents. The winner will be announced in March 2016.

In a Q&A on 'Anti-Climactic Romance, Reading for Fun, and the Ethics of Representing Violence,' the Town Crier's Dana Ewachow talks with Andrew Battershill about is debut novel, Pillow.

Kerry Clare writes of the title character of Andrew Battershill's debut novel, Pillow: '[t]he name is an example of the book's natural, unique weirdness, which combines surrealism and crime fiction ... [t]he humour of this novel is also effortless and clear.'

'I wonder,' said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.'

Lucky for us, we don't have have to wonder – because André Alexis does all of the wondering for us.

In the wake of his Writer's Trust Fiction Prize win, André Alexis sat down with As It Happens' Carol Off to chat about his novel, Fifteen Dogs.

As part of the warmup to last week's big Giller night, André Alexis and the other Giller finalists met with CBC News to imagine adaptations of their nominated books.

Watch the video here.

In the wake of BUTCHER's lauded reception at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary in 2014, Nicolas Billon's latest play is being produced across the country, proving the popularity - in Billon's hands, at least - of contemporary takes on ancient Greek themes.