Canadian Books on the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2019

This year there are 12 Canadian books on the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award longlist. The ones I have read: Brother by David Chariandy - winner of the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and longlisted for the the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize (my review) Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson - shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize … Continue reading Canadian Books on the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2019

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River Thieves by Michael Crummey

River Thieves is a novel based on the true events of the 1811 and 1819 expeditions into the interior of Newfoundland to 'gather information' about the Beothuk.  The Beothuk, which means people, were also known as the Red Indians because of their practice of covering themselves and their belongings in red ochre. The Beothuk once occupied the entire … Continue reading River Thieves by Michael Crummey