George Takei, Ocean Vuong win American book awards

NEW YORK — Fiction by Ocean Vuong and Yoko Ogawa, a prison memoir by Alfred Woodfox and a graphic memoir based on actor George Takei’s childhood in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans are the among the winners of the 41st annual American Book Awards. The awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus […]

Thomas King, Emma Donoghue among marquee authors on Giller long list

Thomas King and Emma Donoghue are among the blockbuster authors on the long list for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. But even these cultural heavyweights face fierce competition this year from an eclectic crop of titles largely backed by independent publishers, including the first graphic novel to be nominated for the $100,000 honour.