All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2015

All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2015
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We're so proud to host so many winners and nominees of the big three national literary awards in Canada in 2015: the Governor General's Literary Awards, the Writers' Trust Awards, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. We've rounded them up here so that you, too, can bask in their awesomeness. View books in this list

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Fifteen Dogs

By Andre Alexis

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2015 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS
 

— I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human ... Read more

Confidence

By Russell Smith

Nominated for the 2015 Giller Prize.

Nominated for the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

In Russell Smith?s darkly brilliant new collection of short stories Confidence, the reader will be introduced to ecstasy-taking PhD students; financial traders desperate for husbands; ... Read more

Arvida

By Samuel Archibald

Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize

Finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award

Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown is filled with innocent children and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and ... Read more

Martin John

By Anakana Schofield

Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize

Among The National Post’s Top 5 Books of 2015

Among The Toronto Star’s Top 5 Fiction Books of 2015

Among Largehearted Boy’s Favourite Novels of 2015

One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015

Among The Edmonton Journal’s Top 5 Books ... Read more

How You Were Born

By Kate Cayley

How You Were Born is a collection of short stories looking at the bizarre, the tragi-comic and the unbelievable elements that run through our lives. An aging academic becomes convinced that he is haunted by his double. Two children believe their neighbours are war criminals ... Read more

The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble

By Beth Graham

Iris Trimble is trying to hold it all together. She may very well fly off the face of the earth if she doesn’t hang on to the kitchen counter. At least that’s how she feels after her mother, Bernice, a lively, recently widowed fifty-five-year-old breaks the news that she ... Read more

Mahmoud

By Tara Grammy & Tom Arthur Davis

Mahmoud is an exuberant, if overwhelmingly passionate, Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver who relishes the chance to regale his passengers with his love of Persian culture. Emanuelos, a fabulously gay Spanish perfume salesman, can talk a mile-a-minute about his boyfriend, Behnam. ... Read more

Odd Ducks

By Bryden MacDonald

Welcome to the small town of Tartan Cross, Nova Scotia, where skeletons rattle in closets and past histories are so intertwined that the lives of four fortysomething, eccentric characters have become so complicated that something needs to change. In the comedy, Odd Ducks, award-winning ... Read more

carried away on the crest of a wave

By David Yee

From the shore of Ko Phi Phi in Thailand to a suburb in Utah to a mysterious Kafkaesque hole in the ground, carried away on the crest of a wave gives us brief glimpses into the lives of a sphinx-like escort, a grieving father, a conflicted priest, brothers of legend, a felonious ... Read more

Winners and Losers

By Marcus Youssef & James Long

Two buddies, theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus and James, sit at a table and pass the time together playing a made-up game in which they name people, places, or things – Pamela Anderson, microwave ovens, their fathers, Goldman Sachs – and debate whether they are ... Read more