Writers' Trust Literary Award Winners Announced

November 15, 2017 | Book Buzz

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The Writers' Trust Gala was held in Toronto on November 14, 2017. Several awards were announced at this event including four that are given to celebrate an author's entire body of work. The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize The $50,000 prize was presented to author David Chariandy for Brother, a...

2017 Governor General's Literary Award Winners

November 1, 2017 | Book Buzz

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The winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards were announced on November 1, 2017. The awards are presented in 14 categories and include books for adults and children in both official languages. This year's winners are: Drama Winner: Indian Arm by Hiro Kanagawa Drama Finalists: 1979 by Michael Healey The...

Once Upon A Midnight Dreary

October 30, 2017 | Andrea

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Withered leaves are crumbling underfoot and watchful pumpkins with carved smiles are standing sentinel outside shops and homes. It's trick-or-treating season, and as much as you may love candy corn and chocolate bars paired with "Stranger Things", there's no treat quite like reading a book somewhere warm and safe, while...

2017 Man Booker Awarded to George Saunders

October 17, 2017 | Book Buzz

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George Saunders' novel Lincoln in the Bardo has won this year's Man Booker Prize. The novel takes place on the night that Willie Lincoln, beloved son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, was buried in a Washington cemetery. Although children generally move quickly into the afterlife, 11-year-old Willie is tempted...

Governor General's Literary Award 2017 Shortlist Announced

October 4, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards were announced on October 4, 2017. The awards are presented in 14 categories and include books for adults and children in both official languages. These are the nominations in the adult English categories. Drama 1979 by Michael Healey The Colony of Unrequited Dreams...

Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist Revealed

October 2, 2017 | Book Buzz

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On Monday October 2, five finalists for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize were announced. Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill • ebook I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters • ebook Minds of Winter by Ed O'Loughlin • ebook Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson • ebook Transit by Rachel...

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Shortlist Announced

September 27, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Nominees for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize were announced on September 27. One day earlier, the organization announced that the prize money for the award has been increased. The winner of the 2017 prize will receive $50,000, with each of the finalists taking home $5,000. These are the nominees:...

It's Here: More Books for Fans of Stephen King's It

September 20, 2017 | M. Elwood

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Stephen King's 1986 novel It was recently released as a feature film and it's been doing well with both critics and the general public. Whenever a book is made into a movie, everyone decides to read or reread the book. As you can imagine, there are a lot of holds...

Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist for 2017 Announced

September 18, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Jack Rabinovitch created the Giller Prize in 1994 to celebrate his late wife Doris Giller, literary editor at the Toronto Star. Today the prize released its first longlist since Rabinovitch's death in August 2017. Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill • ebook The Bone Mother by David Demchuk Boundary by Andrée...

2017 Man Booker Shortlist

September 13, 2017 | Book Buzz

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The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017 has been announced. This year, the finalists include previous nominees Ali Smith and Mohsin Hamid and debut novelists Emily Fridlund and Fiona Mozley. Mozley's novel Elmet is not yet available in Canada. 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (USA)...