CBC Radio 3 runs a monthly book club, and while they typically tackle nonfiction books on musicians and musical genres, in August, they've turned their sights on a novel written by a musician: Maintenance by Rob Benvie.
This summer, CBC Books built a literary map of Canada. From coast to coast to coast, CBC shows across the country brought together panels of book lovers to answer the question: 'What books do you really need to read to understand my home?'
On Saturday, May 21, CBC program 'Fresh Air' kicked off something called the Cross Country Bookshelf. Listeners are encouraged to select a list of the top 5 books that are "must reads" about any region in the country.
Tune into CBC Radio's 'Q' (hosted by Jian Ghomeshi) on Wednesday, June 23, to hear author Christian Bök (Eunoia, Crystallography) speak about his newest poetic project ... injecting poetry into single-celled organisms. Christian Bök talks about the Xenotext Experiment on 'Q.'
A reason for Calgarians to wake up early this Thursday, October 8: Christian Bök will talk with host Jim Brown on CBC's Calgary Eyeopener about the upgraded edition of Eunoia. Expect wordplay and maybe even some talk about injecting bacteria with poetry.
The Calgary Eyeopener airs weekdays from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Calgary area. Christian Bök is scheduled to be interviewed around 7:45 or 8:00.
In addition to being the start of the summer movie season, a time for flowers and the last name of Rod Stewart's friend Maggie, May is also the month of Doors Open Toronto and the start of Book Expo America! But here's the thing about May: it's the fifth month of the year, and as such (and because we're stumped for sale ideas), we're taking a fifth of the price off every title on the Coach House site!
From May 30 to June 1, the largest publishing event in North America – Book Expo America (or 'BEA' to those in 'the biz') – is hosted at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and Coach House will be there. Like every year, the Expo provides booksellers and publishing industry workers a preview of exciting new things happening in the world of books.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.