Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Canada Reads. CBC tells us all about it.

The theme is Starting Over. A great theme. The books and defenders are listed below.I loved The Hero's Walk. I have always liked Michael Winter and Lawrence Hill. So  but now I have to read the others. Info below from CBC web site.
Okay, bibliophiles — put the kettle on and ready your reading nooks. It's time once again to launch Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books. 


The 2016 contenders are:
    Bruce Poon Tip, defending Birdie by Tracey Lindberg: "For all of us that care about reconciliation … this book opens that path."
  
    Farah Mohamed, defending Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz:  "For a fiction book, this book is incredibly real. You go on a roller coaster ride and at the end you feel like you know the characters"

    Clara Hughes, defending The Illegal by Lawrence Hill: "It puts a face to the faceless and it brings a humanity to the struggle … it's a thriller that sweeps you along."
   
    Adam "Edge" Copeland, defending Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter: "It's about falling flat on your face, dusting yourself off and how do you walk on."
   
    Vinay Virmani, defending The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami: "It shows us that each one of us can be a hero that can look change in the eye and walk a road that leads to transformation and betterment."

This year's host is author, broadcaster and previous Canada Reads winner Wab Kinew. 

Send comments on the list to joanbaril@gmail.com. I will publish then later. Tell which one you would pick.

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