15 CBC Writers to Watch (+ their books!)

15 CBC Writers to Watch (+ their books!)
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We pulled together exciting reads from the equally-exciting CBC Books list of Canadian Writers to Watch: https://www.cbc.ca/books/the-cbc-books-writers-to-watch-list-30-canadian-writers-on-the-rise-in-2022-1.6533649 View books in this list

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Red Files, The

By Lisa Bird-Wilson

This debut poetry collection from Lisa Bird-Wilson reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations.

 

Inspired by family and archival sources, Bird-Wilson assembles scraps ... Read more

You Are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked.

By Sheung-King

Finalist for the 2021 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2021 Amazon Canada First Novel Award
Longlisted for Canada Reads 2021

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Globe and Mail Best Book Debut of 2020

A young translator living in Toronto frequently ... Read more

The Son of the House

By Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

SHORTLISTED for the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2021 • WINNER of the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2021 • SHORTLISTED for the Chinua Achebe Prize for Nigerian Writing 2021 • WINNER of the SprinNG Women Authors Prize 2020 • WINNER of the Best International Fiction Book Award, ... Read more

Dumb-Show

By Fawn Parker

?This is literature made from flesh, messy and bloody and exacting and haunting. ?

Heather and Geoffrey ? twenty-something siblings ? become entangled in separate power struggles with a controversial professor, Dr. Barry Martin. His divisive views on masculinity have put him ... Read more

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century

By Kim Fu

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

Featured on CBC's The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

The debut collection from PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and ‘propulsive storyteller’ (NYT Book Review), with stories that are by turns poignant and pulpy

In the twelve unforgettable ... Read more

Plenitude

By Daniel Sarah Karasik

A non-binary faun wishes their body had a variety of sex organs, interchangeable daily. A prison abolitionist scrutinizes Rothko paintings on the carceral state's boardroom walls. The insurrectionary tactics of mass social movements spread, like a secret handshake, from Chile ... Read more

Taobao

By Dan K. Woo

In twelve spare, fable-like short stories Dan K. Woo introduces us to a fascinating cast of characters from different regions of China. From rural villages to bustling cities, Woo deftly charts the paths of young people searching for love, meaning and happiness in a country ... Read more

Buffalo Is the New Buffalo

By Chelsea Vowel

Powerful stories of "Metis futurism" that envision a world without violence, capitalism, or colonization.

"Education is the new buffalo" is a metaphor widely used among Indigenous peoples in Canada to signify the importance of education to their survival and ability to support ... Read more

All the Quiet Places

By Brian Thomas Isaac

Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Winner of the 2022 Indigenous Voices Awards' Published Prose in English Prize
Shortlisted for the 2022 Amazon Canada First Novel Award
Longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2022
An Indigo Top 100 Book of 2021
An Indigo Top 10 Best Canadian ... Read more

The Junta of Happenstance

By Tolu Oloruntoba

Personal, primordial, and pulsing with syncopated language, Tolu Oloruntoba?s poetic debut, The Junta of Happenstance, is a compendium of dis-ease. This includes disease in the traditional sense, as informed by the poet?s time as a physician, and dis-ease as a primer for family ... Read more