All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2016

All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2016
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If you want your CanLit to have some pedigree check out these recently nominated and winning titles, from poetry to fiction to drama, to add to your TBR pile. View books in this list

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Prairie Harbour

By Garry Morse

In this contrapuntal follow-up to Governor General’s Award finalist Discovery Passages, Garry Thomas Morse traces multiple lines of his mixed ancestry. These include the nomadic “pre-historical” movements of Wakashan speakers who were later to form various West Coast ... Read more

Regeneration Machine

By Joe Denham

Twenty years ago Nevin Sample walked into a small bank in Deep Cove, robbed a teller at gunpoint and fled into the forest of Cates Park. After a lengthy pursuit, he hid behind a stump at the edge of a small clearing. The police called to him. He raised the gun to his head and ... Read more

Throaty Wipes

By Susan Holbrook

In 1934, Gertrude Stein asked 'What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose. ' Throaty Wipes answers this question and many more! How does broadband work? Does 'chuffed' mean pleased or displeased? What if the generations of Adam had mothers? Through her signature ... Read more

A Man A Fish

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Prosper is a fisherman trying to get by in the face of everyday problems: there’s the spectre of the baby his wife desires, the ghost of his dead mistress, his wife’s secret admirer, and the overwhelming lure of the village bar. When a slippery eel salesman arrives in town ... Read more

Concord Floral

By Jordan Tannahill

Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighbourhood kids; a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off ... Read more

Kill Me Now

By Brad Fraser

When Joey enters puberty, his father Jake finds himself in a morally ambiguous position. Joey is severely disabled, but he still has the same sexual desires as any seventeen-year-old boy, only he can’t do anything to relieve the tension. Jake is a widower whose life is devoted ... Read more

Pig Girl

By Colleen Murphy

At 4:00 a.m. on a secluded farm, a woman fights to take her life back from a serial killer as her desperate sister and a haunted police officer reach across time and distance in an attempt to rescue her.

Guano

By Louis Carmain
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Bartleby the Scrivener meets Catch-22 in this charmingly sardonic tale of love, war and fertilizer.

WINNER OF THE PRIX DES COLLÃ?GIENS

Simón turned his thoughts to her daily. There were few enough
of them, but each one lingered. He imagined their life together.
Sometimes ... Read more

The Goddess of Fireflies

By Genevieve Pettersen
Translated by Neil Smith

The year is 1996, and small-town life for 14-year-old Catherine is made up of punk rock, skaters, shoplifting, and the ghost of Kurt Cobain. Her parents are too busy divorcing to pay her headful of unspent angst much attention. But after she tries mess - a PCP variant - for ... Read more

The Party Wall

By Catherine Leroux
Translated by Lazer Lederhendler

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GILLER PRIZE

SELECTED FOR INDIES INTRODUCE SUMMER/FALL 2016

WINNER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS FRANCE-QUEBEC PRIZE

NOMINATED FOR THE QUEBEC BOOKSELLER'S PRIZE

Catherine Leroux's The Party Wall shifts between and ties together stories about pairs joined in surprising ... Read more