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

I Am a Truck

By Michelle Winters

Finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

 

A National Post Best Book of the Year

 

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 ... 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

Shortlisted, 2017 Governor General's Award for Fiction

A Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Historical Novel of 2017

The Leung family leads a life of secluded luxury in Hong Kong. But in December 1941, the Empire of Japan invades the colony. The family is quickly dragged into ... Read more

Uncertain Weights and Measures

By Jocelyn Parr

Shortlisted, 2017 Governor General's Award for Fiction

Moscow, 1921. Tatiana and Sasha meet in a bookstore the night it is bombed. In the aftermath of the explosion, Sasha grabs Tatiana's hand and together they run to safety. They fall in love.

A promising young scientist, Tatiana ... 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