ReLit Award Nominees, 2016

ReLit Award Nominees, 2016
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We're so thrilled to see so many All Lit Up books nominated for the ReLit Awards, “The country’s pre-eminent literary prize recognizing independent presses" according to the Globe and Mail.

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Capacity for Infinite Happiness, The

By Alexis von Konigslow

Mathematician Emily Kogan's family is good at keeping their secrets. But when she uses her visit to the vacation lodge they own to conduct research for a graduate thesis on measuring the influence of interpersonal relationships, she learns far more than she bargained for. During ... Read more

One Hit Wonders

By Patrick Warner

LIla is dead. And the likely suspects are all men: her flash-in-the-pan literary husband, a washed up golf pro turned criminal with a cocaine habit, and two small-time thugs looking for the perfect score. As a crime novel for a new age, this is sex, drugs, and a story that unfolds ... Read more


By Libby Creelman

In the aftermath of the 1960s, tensions simmer beneath the surface of a small town in rural Massachusetts. Watergate and the war in Vietnam have shaken Americans' faith in their government, the energy crisis clouds the future, and the civil rights movement has given way to uneasy ... Read more


By Jon Chan Simpson

Chinksta rap is all the rage in Red Deer, Alberta. And the king of Chinksta is King Kwong, Run’s older brother. Run isn’t a fan of Kwong’s music – or personality, really. But when Kwong goes missing just days before his crowning performance and their mom gets wounded ... Read more

Too Much on the Inside

By Danila Botha

Too Much on the Inside explores the depths of coincidence and human connection, as they collide with the impossible task of forgetting the past. Three immigrants, and one Canadian from rural Nova Scotia , all in their twenties, are soon to discover their interconnected fates. ... 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

Winnie's Tongue

By Nic Labriola

On the day her dad is buried, the woman who calls herself Winnie celebrates by setting out on the strangest road trip of her life. Her traveling companion is an enormous man-child whom she calls Tongue. Their vehicle: the beat-up limousine left to her by a dying man seeking ... Read more

One Hundred Days of Rain

By Carellin Brooks

Did she say, at the beginning, that it rained every day? She was wrong. She misspoke. She didn't mean it.... No. It did not rain every day. But it rained for a hundred days, that year, which was enough--more than enough, even.

In prose by turn haunting and crystalline, Carellin ... Read more