This year there are 9 Canadian books on the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award longlist.
The ones I’ve read:
Catching the Light by Susan Sinnott – winner of the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature 2019 (my review)
French Exit by Patrick deWitt – finalist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize (my review)
The Boat People by Sharon Bala – finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (my review)
The Luminous Sea by Melissa Barbeau – finalist for the 2019 BMO Winterset Award and Winner of the IPPY Award for Fiction Canada East (my review)
The Red Word by Sarah Henstra – winner of the 2018 Governor General’s Award for Fiction (my review)
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson – finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Award for Fiction (review at NPR)
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan – winner of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize and finalist for the 2018 Booker Prize (my review)
Women Talking by Miriam Toews – finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction ( my review)
The One Book I Haven’t Read:
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje – longlisted for the 2018 Booker Prize (review at Buried in Print)
Have you read any books on the longlist? Any thoughts/predictions/wishes?
I‘m signing off now until the New Year, when I will post my best books of 2019. Thank you for reading, sharing, commenting, and for being such great bookish friends!
Wishing you some peaceful reading time over the Holidays!