The contenders for this year's Canada Reads competition have been selected!
Hosted annually by the CBC, Canada Reads is a series of debates to determine which is the one book Canadians should read right now, based on current events. This year, the competition seeks to find the "one book to bring Canada into focus."
In no particular order, the 2020 finalists and their defenders include:
- Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles, defended by Alayna Fender
- Radicalized by Cory Doctorow, defended by Akil Augustine
- We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib, defended by Amanda Brugel
- Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson, defended by Kaniehtiio Horn
- From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle, defended by George Canyon
The debates will take place March 16 to 19, and you can watch or listen by TV, radio, or streaming. For more information on the competition, visit the Canada Reads website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit
The winner of this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, the richest Canadian literary award that comes with a $100,000 prize, is Ian Williams.
Williams won for his debut novel Reproduction, the charming and surprising tale of Felicia and Edgar and the bizarre ways people become bonded, a story that insists family isn't a matter of blood.
Congratulations, Mr. Williams! A prestigious award to set off his career in fiction, one we shall watch with great interest.
Find out more about the Scotiabank Giller Prize on their website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The winners of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Awards, Canada's oldest and most prestigious literary prizes, have been announced.
The other English-language winners include:
- Nonfiction: To the River by Don Gillmor
- Poetry: Holy Wild by Gwen Benaway
- Young people's literature (text): Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow
- Young people's literature (illustrated): Small in the City by Sydney Smith
- Translation: Birds of a Kind by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Linda Gaboriau
- Drama: Other Side of the Game by Amanda Parris
Along with the English-language winners are seven French-language winners. For more information on those books, and on the Award in general, visit GGbooks.ca.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Among the names on the shortlists are Michael Crummey, Amanda Parris, and Winnipeg authors Joan Thomas and Catherine Hunter. To see the complete selection of finalists, please visit GGbooks.ca.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The finalists for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been announced:
- David Bezmozgis for Immigrant City
- Megan Gail Coles for Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club
- Michael Crummey for The Innocents
- Alix Ohlin for Dual Citizens
- Steven Price for Lampedusa
- Ian Williams for Reproduction
The winner will be announced on November 18, 2019. If you're in Winnipeg, we hope you can join us in celebrating the winner at our annual Giller Light Bash. For more information on that event and to purchase your tickets online, please see this page.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit
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