Phil, Queen's Square | June 30, 2020
There are many reasons to celebrate Canadian literature beyond the obvious connection with Canada Day on July 1.
To say that 2020 has been challenging in a variety of ways seems almost clichéd and beyond the point.
So what better time than now to take stock of where we are, who we are, and what we want to be. To me, fiction is a great way to delve into the multitudes that exist in all of us, and it is that complexity that makes for a dynamic and invigorating body-public.
Now, I’m not saying fiction has a job to do but, I am saying that fiction, due to its nature, can facilitate a discussion both within ourselves and with others about who we are, and who we want to be.
To that end, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious fiction prizes, is promoting recent Canadian fiction published between October 2019 and today to highlight Canadian fiction and graphic novels, in their Crazy for Canlit 2020 promotion.
Many of these titles are available to borrow from Idea Exchange! See the list below for available titles:
Alone in the wild by Kelley Armstrong
Every Step She Takes by K.L. Armstrong
Woman on the edge by Samantha M. Bailey
Honey by Brenda Brooks
Recipe for a perfect wife by Karma Brown
Library of Legends by Janie Chang
Broken man on a Halifax pier by Lesley Choyce
Watching you without me by Lynn Coady
The inquirer by Jaclyn Dawn
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
Bone black by Carol Rose GoldenEagle
The shape of family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
The forgotten home child by Genevieve Graham
Swap by Robyn Harding
Last High by Daniel Kalla
No Going Back by Sheena Kamal
Obsidian by Thomas King
When we were Vikings by Andrew MacDonald
Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon
Never Forget by Martin Michaud
Polar vortex by Shani Mootoo
Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson
Many rivers to cross by Peter Robinson
Little fortress by Laisha Rosnau
Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
Misconduct of the Heart by Cordelia Strube
Match Made for Murder: A Lane Winslow Mystery by Iona Whishaw
Clyde Fans by Seth