All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2017

All Lit Up Award Winners and Nominees, 2017
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Could we be any prouder of this year's Griffin, League of Canadian Poets, Governor General's, Rogers Writers' Trust, and Giller Award nominees and winners? No, no we could not. View books in this list

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I Am a Truck

By Michelle Winters

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

A tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer.

Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean’s beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at ... Read more

Tumbleweed

By Josip Novakovich

In this latest short-story collection Josip Novakovich explores the shallow roots of emigration as he traverses North America from university post to writing residency. These stunning stories showcase the author at his most intimate, taking on an aura of memoir as they invite ... Read more

Boundary

By Andrée Michaud
Translated by Donald Winkler

Longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize

In the deep woods of the Maine borderlands, the legend of huntsman Pete Landry is still told around cottage campfires to scare children, a tragic story of love, lust, and madness. During the early summer of 1967, inseparable teenage ... Read more

Bad Endings

By Carleigh Baker

Winner of the City of Vancouver Book AwardFinalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Carleigh Baker likes to make light in the dark. Whether plumbing family ties, the end of a marriage, or death itself, she never lets go of the witty, the ironic, and perhaps most ... Read more

Water Beetles

By Michael Kaan

Winner, 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, 2018 McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and 2018 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, 2017 Governor General's Award for Fiction and 2018 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book
A National Post Best Book of 2017 ... Read more

Uncertain Weights and Measures

By Jocelyn Parr

Winner, 2017 Quebec Writers’ Federation Concordia University First Book Prize
Shortlisted, 2017 Governor General's Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize
Named a Favourite Book of 2017 by The National Post

Moscow, 1921. Tatiana and Sasha meet in a bookstore ... Read more

All the Names Between

By Julia McCarthy

Poems that form an eloquent, searching contemplation of "the warp and weft of being and nonbeing."

All the Names Between is Nova Scotia poet Julia McCarthy's meditative and crackling-with-dark-energy third collection. From her observation of "long-horned beetles... rearranging ... Read more

On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood

By Richard Harrison

Winner of the 3rd Prize for Poetry in the 2017 Alcuin Society's Book Design Awards

Winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry

Shortlisted for the City of Calgary 2016 W. O. Mitchell Book Prize

Finalist for the Poetry category of the High Plains Book Awards

In his final ... Read more

Selah

By Nora Gould

A long poem that limns the incremental mourning of living with a person who has frontotemporal dementia.

 

Selah, from Psalms and Habakkuk -- to praise, to lift up, to weigh in the balances, to pause, or a purely musical notation. Biblical scholars debate the exact meaning. ... Read more

What the Soul Doesn't Want

By Lorna Crozier

In her newest collection, Lorna Crozier describes the passage of time in the way that only she can. Her arresting, edgy poems about aging and grief are surprising and invigorating: a defiant balm. At the same time, she revels in the quirkiness and whimsy of the natural world: ... Read more