* This year's Manitoba Book Week, featuring umpteen book launches, readings and workshops, is slated for April 20-26.
* Best of Bridge series to be taken over by Toronto publisher Robert Rose after the women who manage the best-selling series decide to retire.
* Charles Leblanc to introduce adaption of Marie-Claire Blais' La Belle Bete at Cinematheque April 24. He will also read from his Lansdowne prize-nominated collection of poetry April 21 at Aqua Books.
* HarperCollins Canada announced this week that it has signed a deal to publish National Post gossip columnist Shinan Govani's first novel, Bold Face Names.
* J.K. Rowling and Ian McEwan picked up awards at the recent British Book Awards, the Daily Telegraph in London reports.
To read more, see the Winnipeg Free Press website.