No better time than winter to curl up with a good book. Novelist and English professor Randy Boyagoda shares a personal selection of five books from the Can-Lit shelves.
Here are five great book recommendations for teens that promote critical thinking, authentic voices, diversity and good conversations.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
The late QC Jeremy Hutchinson only got away with it because the prosecution weren't quicker on the uptake.
A new book about what we consume and what it is doing to us raises lots of good points, but lacks a little on the ‘what is to be done’ question.
A simple signature can lead to an incredible story.
The Booker Prize jury has done us a favour by drawing attention to this book.
George Saunders has become the second American to win the Man Booker.
Why do so many books by non-white authors find themselves in 'global literature'?
Humans and computers are collaborating to create a new genre of 'synthetic literature'. But how does it work and can a computer ever really be creative?
The shortlist is out, but who wins? You decide.
Practical reads to propel you to professional success.
The history of the library is replete with mechanical marvels. More than collections of books, libraries are social, cultural and technological institutions that house the very idea of a society.
Indonesian politicians and public figures say Indonesians have a low interest in reading. But people in disadvantaged areas defy this perception; they always welcome new books with joy.
The mass generation of customised content may have very real social implications.
Terry Pratchett opted to have his crushed by a steamroller.
A fly scientist ponders the genetics of bananas and dwarves, women and love in reviews of his favourite fiction and non-fiction books.
Why are parents increasingly inserting their child's name into stories?
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
Some have suggested that the publisher and author of 'Mandela's Last Years' were simply attempting to cash in on the Mandela legacy. This is not a basis for the withdrawal of a book.