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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
Check out this article of Canadian award winning books: Note that Michael Kaan is included!

message 2: by Mj (new)

Mj Thanks ❀ Susan - This article highlights a very interesting and eclectic list of book choices, many not well know, because the list focuses primarily on lesser known Canadian literary awards. Noted a number of book possibilities that I might not have considered and/or reconsidered if I you hadn't posted this article. :)

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Story (storyheart) Thanks ❀ Susan. Trust No Aunty sounds like fun.

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
Great reading options for this non-fiction award!

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Alan | 542 comments CBC books is just the best-great lists.

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Alan | 542 comments The City of Toronto has announced it's finalists for the book of the year and Brother is on the short list. I don't think I know any of the
other titles but I would think Brother has a pretty good chance of

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
@Alan - thanks for posting this.

For those, like me, who don't know much about this award: Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money: finalists receive $1,000 and the winning author is awarded $10,000

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
Congrats to Lee Maracle:

message 9: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
It sure is award season!

message 10: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
Has anyone read any books by Conde?

message 11: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
Awesome book gets Toronto Book award. Congrats David Chariandy:

message 12: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 14 comments I thought Brother was fantastic and have two of the other nominees to read on my list for this month.

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Susan | 723 comments Both Brother and Washington Black are longlisted for a PEN award.

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Mj Thanks for the post Susan. 2 of my favourite reads. Too bad they have to compete against each other but then's terrific that Canadian authors are getting more recognition outside of their own country.

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Susan | 723 comments Four books by Canadian authors will be battling it out in the Tournament of Books this year: Warlight, Washington Black, The Italian Teacher, and The Dictionary of Animal Languages.

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
if you did not have enough books on your TBR list, check this list of award winners out:

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
Anyone read this winner of the Costa Awards?

Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) | 1633 comments I was lucky enough to get a copy of Normal People from NetGalley a while back. I’m hoping to get to it soon.

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Alan | 542 comments the Story prize has announced it's short list this past week. The
three books are the latest by Lauren Groff-Florida-which I think many people loved, the latest by Deborah Eisenberg and a collection by a new writer named I believe James Brinkley-The Lucky Man, which was also very highly praised. In a few weeks they will post their spotlight writer of the year (I think it goes to a new writer) and their longer list. I've never read Eisenberg but I've heard she's a master of the form.

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Alan | 542 comments The Giller longlist comes out in less than four weeks(!),September 3rd from Newfoundland. I know the thought of discussing anything Giller probably depresses a lot of people because the nominations=fall,but the fall season is my favourite. Does anyone have any predictions of who will make the longlist? I’m sure Atwood will be there and Michael Crummy and Lynn Coady have new books coming out.

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Natasha Penney | 538 comments @Alan I wonder if Terry Fallis’ new book “Albatross” might make the long list based on its description.

message 22: by Mj (new)

Mj @ Natasha, you could be right. I don't have a clue. There's so many to choose from and I haven't ready very many of them....yet.

@ Alan, I too am excited about the long list and enjoy fall as well. In my case, there are just so many possibilities, I can't even venture a guess. I seem to have read more Canadian non-fiction than fiction this years and some books from earlier publication dates..

This list in the link below, published by CBC Books a little over a week has many great suggestions - and 30 of the 34 suggestions are eligible for Scotiabank Giller nominations and the long list for 2019. And this list is just for 2 months out of 12 months.

Many on the list are well known authors and have been nominated for literary prizes before. I'm just glad I'm not a judge and they're reading all the possibilities and narrowing them down for me.

Based on the wonderful diversity of the judging panel and their individual writing experience and skills....I'm expecting a terrific line-up of diverse and amazing books!!

message 23: by Alan (last edited Aug 14, 2019 12:34PM) (new)

Alan | 542 comments I read that CBC list and it was very helpful. I would have liked to
read the new Lori Larsens but it's a in the future book and I just
won't touch those-fantasy, dystopia,future, westerns-areas I
won't go (although I would like to try Larry McMurtry at some point). There were a few collections of short stories that look
promising-I think they tend to include at least one collection of
short stories (maybe David Bezmozgis will get lucky this time),
the new Sean Michaels and a host of others. I've already put holds on the new Michael Crummy, the new Lynn Coady and the
new Marina Endicott. Of course they are still on order, but just
in case they"re long-listed I want my hands on them before the list
becomes impossible to put holds on. I haven't checked but I wouldn't be surprised if there are already more than one thousand holds for the new Atwood.

message 24: by Alan (last edited Aug 14, 2019 12:36PM) (new)

Alan | 542 comments Forgot to mention, they seem to often include at least one
translation too and sadly, an author who may have been born
here but left at six months.......I know we've discussed this for years now but it still puts me over the bend.

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
exciting news for Lee Maracle:

who has read Celia's song? i really enjoyed it and she is a remarkable storyteller!

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
Read any of these? I have read the Reality Bubble only. Although I liked it, it was like reading a science text -

message 27: by Story (new)

Story (storyheart) I read an excerpt from The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard and it was fascinating.

message 28: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
if you need to add to your TBR pile (lol), here are some award winners:

message 29: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 389 comments Thank you for the link Susan. My TBR pile is about to topple over, but that's okay because your link showed me more books that I want to read.

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
a new award for writers in the Yukon -

message 32: by Story (last edited Feb 08, 2020 05:08AM) (new)

Story (storyheart) Thanks for posting this, Susan! That award should add some interesting books to our already mountainous TBRs. I love to see how different people are tackling the disparities highlighted by by arts organizations like VIDA and CWILA, I belong to a Goodreads group called Read Women. They/we are doing lots to overcome those stats in our personal reading. But we do need more prizes like this to bring neglected women and non-binary writing to more people's attention.

(here's the Read Women group if anyone is interested: )

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❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 3531 comments Mod
I have never heard of this award!!

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