Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Check us out and vote us in

The CBC's Cross Country Book Shelf is up and running with Thunder Bay's Daniel Klein carrying the torch for Northern Ontario.Follow the link( http://www.cbc.ca/books/crosscountrybookshelf )to Ontario and vote in one of Daniel's picks for the book which best exemplifies this region.  Daniel put forward the following three books: The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford, Walk to New York by Charles Wilkins and Straightlines by Mary Frost. 

Incredibly, The Incredible Journey is a front runner just behind Clara Callon a southern Ontario choice.Mary Frost's Straightlines, which is carrying the flag for poetry,  is right up there with the leaders.

It is interesting to check out the books put forth for other provinces and see what the rest of Canada has picked to be its iconic book.  These are the books to pack if you are travelling across the country this summer.

A side bar gives further links to information about each book, an interesing browse in itself.

CBC's Fresh Air is sponsoring the race and writes, "we have a great contest for you! Once you cast your vote, tell us why for a chance to win one of nine Kobo e-readers. We're giving away one Kobo e-reader per region. To enter, leave a comment letting us know which book you voted for and why. The Kobo contest closes on Tuesday, June 14, at midnight ET."

http://www.cbc.ca/books/crosscountrybookshelf  They may have brushed aside the Sleeping Giant (how does one do that?) but never our literature!

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