Ridgerunner is a novel about William Moreland, the notorious thief known as Ridgerunner, as he moves through the Rocky Mountains, determined to to secure financial stability for his son. The CBC Books spring preview is here! Katrina Onstad is a writer and journalist. His novel Accordéon was a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award in 2017. In No Going Back, the latest Nora Watts crime thriller by Sheena Kamal, Nora finds herself trying to protect Bonnie, the daughter she had given up for adoption. Shop our greatest selection of non-fiction books and memoirs at Indigo.ca and more! Coming into conflict with other gangs, the two have to overcome the trappings of their celebrity. Chang's first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and nominated for the 2015 International Dublin Literary Award. Forty years later, a woman named Pia reflects on her tumultuous childhood in Spain, as migrants struggle on a boat offshore. In Here the Dark, David Bergen provides short stories that interweave across space. Watershed is set in a dystopian future, where water is a precious resource in Alberta due to glacial melting. Amy Stuart talks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest thriller, Still Water. Here are the Canadian novels and short story collections we can't wait to read in 2020. In Stay Where I Can See You, Gwen Kaplan wins $10,000,000 in the lottery. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. André Alexis on what he values most, in art and friends. But, with the AI slowly reading her mind, she begins to question her decision-making and the origins of her desires. Two years previously, Bonnie had been kidnapped by the ruthless Zhang family. Thirteen years later, Vincent disappears from a Neptune-Avramidis ship. He spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing the book. The suggestion of couple-swapping on a drunken evening has devastating consequences. Vivek Shraya on the power of unpacking pain and writing with urgency. When three enigmatic tourists come to Baja, Viridiana becomes infatuated with their seemingly alien lives. In an effort to break the chain of violence in her family, Trisha chooses to channel her violent impulses into Muay Thai kickboxing. Not only is Malcolm gone, but so is his wife. After falling in love with the mayor's daughter, Francis resolves to rob a Manhattan Company bank in order to win her favour. His son, Jack Boulton, is trapped in a life not of his own making. When she reaches her second trimester, Sable is sent to "The Birth Yard" — where they prepare for motherhood and are under constant observation by midwives. Published March 6, 2020 . Bertrand Bickersteth is a poet, author and educator who was born in Sierra Leone, raised in Alberta, and has lived in the U.K. and the U.S. Our top pick: Wendy, Master of Art by Walter Scott. In this CBC Books video series, author Farzana Doctor on why it's a great time to be a writer from a racialized or Indigenous community. Then we throw each other on the spot to talk about Pride & Prejudice from 1995, 2020's Bad Hair and the demonic and awe-inspiring Wake of Death , featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and two weeks worth of Ringo Lam. Bergen is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. And the Birds Rained Down — her translation of Saucier's Il pleuvait des oiseaux — was defended on Canada Reads 2015 by Martha Wainwright and was shortlisted for a Governor General's Literary Award. “What is a best poem?” asks Best Canadian Poetry 2020 guest editor Marilyn Dumont, the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of four poetry collections. Alexis draws from his previous publications, including Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and Beauty & Sadness, as well as works that have not been published before. Muses, not so much. She soon discovers something none of her brothers knew: that her father used to be married to an aspiring ceramics artist called Salina, an uncompromisingly rebellious figure. He is the writer of several YA books, as well as the Madder Carmine. ... 2020. Published February 14, 2020 Updated February 14, 2020 . Her parents' separation sparks a chain reaction of events and her life is beset by alcohol, drugs and bad relationships. Stony Brook Southampton is accepting submissions of short fiction (7,500 words or less). 18 books for the music fan this holiday season; CBC Books. The best Canadian fiction of 2020; The best Canadian nonfiction of 2020; Gift Guide. Cordelia Strube on "On the Shores of Darkness There Is Light", RIFF: Janie Chang talks about her novel "Dragon Springs Road.”. Amy Stuart is a Toronto-based novelist, teacher and short story writer. It’s been a bumper year for books, from dystopian fiction and memoir to powerful stories about race and identity. Here are 47 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in spring 2020. Thammavongsa is a writer and poet. Craig Davidson's best writing advice? From a young man painting nails in a salon, to a housewife learning English from soap-operas, How to Pronounce Knife navigates tragedy and humour. Gil Adamson is a writer and poet. She won the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English translation for Jocelyne Saucier's Twenty-One Cardinals. In Still Here, private investigator Malcolm is gone. In I Can't Get You Out of My Mind, Ariadne is a writer, working on a manuscript about declarations of love. Tracing various peoples, families, professionals across the globe, Jack Wang creates a tapestry of experience that encompasses the trials and tribulations of a diaspora trying to find its place in the world. In Seven, Sharifa accompanies her husband on a marriage-saving trip to India, and in order to research her great-great-grandfather — a business-owner and philanthropist. Our top pick: The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers. Kellough is a writer based in Montreal. But, as the winnings continue, they become hunted and drastic power struggles begin to manifest amongst the men. If you liked that, you'll love this: Eva Crocker. The Skin We're In is his first book. Earlier on the program we heard from some TRU Law students... ...who said they were disappointed, even disturbed, by a presentation given at a conference this week. She has published four books of poetry, including 2019's Cluster. In the novel How a Woman Becomes a Lake, it's New Year's Day, and in a small fishing town called Whale Bay a woman goes missing. 1. Walter Scott is a Kahnawá:ke-born artist who lives in Toronto. They also illustrated The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield. Janie Chang is a historical fiction writer. Her debut novel, Our Little Secret, won the Douglas Kennedy Prize for best foreign thriller, and was nominated for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Mystery and the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award. Their books include The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky. She longs to find her children and tell them she never meant to leave them. He came into studio to answer The Next Chapter's Proust questionnaire. Danielle Groen Updated November 17, 2020 If the city can be taken, the people united, then the Omehi people may have a chance. The Back of the Turtle won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction in 2014. That's the question at the heart of Daniel Kalla's novel, Why Farzana Doctor believes it's a great time to be a BIPOC writer in Canada. CANADIAN NON-FICTION. Over the next 48 hours, one of the men narrates the tense beginning and end to their harrowing fate, all the while striking up a friendship with a child named Pia. King is a Canadian-American writer of Cherokee and Greek ancestry. Through a broad cast of characters — including jazz musicians, hitchhikers, suburbanites, student radicals, secret agents, historians and their fugitive slave ancestors — Kellough stretches the stories from Montreal's Old Port to as far as the South American rainforests. Aubrey McKee tells the story of a boy growing up in 1970s and 1980s Halifax. Kate Pullinger is a writer and academic based in London. But, when Alexandra's long-lost sister turns up out of the blue, Alexandra is forced to confront the memories of their fraught past. The sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Witchmark, Stormsong follows Dame Grace Hensley as she deals with the aftermath of helping her brother to undo the atrocities within their nation: Aeland. Kate Pullinger: Ghosts, yes. See the rest of CBC Books' picks for Canadian fiction, Souvankham Thammavongsa's stories explore the diversity of the immigrant experience, See the rest of CBC Books' picks for Canadian nonfiction, See the rest of CBC Books' picks for Canadian poetry, See the rest of CBC Books' picks for Canadian comics, See the rest of CBC Books' picks for Canadian middle-grade and YA, Sheena Kamal writes fiction so she and others can feel seen, See the rest of CBC Books' picks for Canadian picture books, The Fan brothers: Books we'd love to illustrate. When you can read it: April 30, 2020. Meanwhile, a hooded figure scrawls a cryptic note on a wall in the hotel, and a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis — Leon Prevant — sees the note and is shaken. The non-binary photographer ran away from home with their girlfriend, but when their mother's dementia worsens Alani is forced to run back to her. Discover Amazon’s Top 100 best-selling products in 2012, 2011, 2010 and beyond. In Mysterious Dreams of the Dead, 30-something Mike Shintani decides to address the mysterious circumstances of his father's death when he was 15 — after perishing in a plane crash, Mike's father's body was never found. She has published several volumes of poetry, including Primitive and Ashland. Maria Mutch is a writer and essayist. Tau and his Queen have to protect the capital and the Indigenous people of Xidda. Our top pick: The Response of Weeds by Bertrand Bickersteth. When someone starts leaving reminders of the case around Chinook, Thumps is compelled to confront the incident that left his girlfriend and her daughter dead. Sheena Kamal talks about the third instalment of her Nora Watts mystery series No Going Back and debut YA novel Fight Like a Girl. Immediately after, Arthur finds himself on the frontline of the Second World War — another catastrophe that will shape Arthur's life. Through stories of faith and loss, Bergen explores complex moral ambiguities. Her novels include All Inclusive and Six Metres of Pavement. Andrew David MacDonald is a writer from Edmonton. As she works toward her Master Fine Arts, Wendy confronts her ever-ballooning insecurities, fears and doubts with therapy, excessive drinking and partying. Dr. Julie Rees is shocked when a number of teenagers from the same party arrive at the ER. His other books include The Matter with Morris, and Stranger in 2016. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. Her novels include The Party and Her Pretty Face. “Southampton Arts is a vibrant community within SUNY Stony Brook that gathers together graduate programs in creative writing, children’s lit, podcasting and film. Her bestselling novel Everybody Has Everything was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award. She has been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The CBC Books spring preview is here! With a powerful queen standing in her way, Grace faces an insurmountable obstacle. Earning enough to retire in her 20s, she lives out her life as a digital avatar. Scott discusses creating the comic Wendy as a way to tell his own story about being an art student trying to make his way in the fussy Canadian art scene. Here are the works of Canadian fiction coming out this season we can't wait to read. A group of starving travelers walk into a village in Spain in 1940 in The Certainties. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Watershed is her first book. Pugsley is a filmmaker and writer from Nova Scotia. Published May 15, 2020 Updated May 15, 2020 . Set in 1721, The Braver Thing follows Jimmy Kavanagh as he begins to band together "Company of Gentleman of Fortune." She published her second novel, Dragon Springs Road in 2017. This is a list of science fiction films released in the 2020s.These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres.They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. Featuring interweaving time periods, A Song from Faraway takes us to 19th century Prince Edward Island, modern day Iraq, as well as the battlefields of the First World War. pre-order. Daniel Kalla talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new book, We All Fall Down. Rhonda Mullins on why being a literary translator can be both challenging and fulfilling. She is fascinated by his four wives, who are never mentioned in her family. Teaming up with volatile outlaw Bob Temple, Francis begins a journey across the west searching for treasure and unrequited love. He is the co-author of the novel Kay Darling. She is also the author of It All Falls Down. Aubrey McKee is the the first in a series of five autobiographical novels by Alex Pugsley. The Barnabus Project is his first children's book and marks the first time all three brothers have written and illustrated a picture book together. Her debut novel was 1997's Cereus Blooms at Night. Bestsellers: Canadian Fiction, February 15, 2020. The End of Me contains 56 "very short" stories about mortality. Comments are welcome while open. Majorie Celona is an American-Canadian writer. The author of the short-story collection "Barrelling Forward," on why if you liked Jeanette Winterson's memoir "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" The pair have some basic rules to guide their lives, such as "A smile means thank you for doing something small that I liked" and "Strange people are not appreciated in her home." What would happen if we had a modern pandemic? We Two Alone is his first book. When Hugh finds a strange book by Rafael Estrada, He's convinced it holds the key to his identity. 10 books to get the sports fan this holiday season; Add some “good” to your morning and evening. Capturing the daily lives of immigrants, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures their hopes, disappointments, trauma and acts of defiance. His first novel, The Winter Family, was a finalist for Governor General's Literary Award for fiction in and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Author Emily St John Mandel, some young innovators in Vancouver and rocker Bif Naked on taking the Welfare Food Challenge. Vivek Shraya is a writer, artist and musician from Alberta. ... 2020. As a boy, Arthur Lunn roamed the hills and lakes of the Okanagan Valley. Marianne Apostolides explores the grief of abortion in her memoir Deep Salt Water. Our top pick: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa. We rejoin her in a group home in 1975, as she scrambles to regain memories lost in electric shock therapy. Her books include the novel She of the Mountains, the poetry collection even this page is white, the essay I'm Afraid of Men and the comic book Death Threat. His mission: to occupy the shopping mall for several weeks, all the while engaging the public as well as creating progress reports. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson Random House Canada. Eric Fan and Terry Fan are brothers and frequent collaborators on children's books. From the quiet anxiety of Jenny Offill and Otessa Moshfegh to laugh-out-loud collections from Samantha Irby and ELLE's own R. Eric Thomas, 2020's sole upside is … Left with no support network, Ruby searches for her unknown roots in the most destructive of places. How writing a book taught Katrina Onstad how to relax. Published May 15, 2020 . 2020 wasn't great in a lot of ways, but it was a great year for reading. This article was published more than 6 months ago. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. That is, until Priya reveals that she is running from a fraught relationship with a friend who kept pursuing her: Prakash. Published March 6, 2020 Updated March 6, 2020 . As mysterious events begin to take place, it is up to him to discover the mall's hidden areas. Free shipping with orders over $35 and free ship-to-store. She spends most of her time watching fishermen piling sharks on the shore. Poet Bertrand Bickersteth talks about his new collection The Response of Weeds, which is inspired by his experiences as a Black man in Alberta. An astronaut strikes up a friendship with a cat, kids throw plums at a funeral procession and a woman has dreams of a new age of extinction across these tales of fate. After the famed producer of a true-crime documentary turns up dead, Thumps is forced to look into an old cold case he had tried to forget: the Obsidian murders. The book series is also the basis for the critically acclaimed French TV show Victor Lessard. André Alexis new book is Days by Moonlight. After writing a letter in praise of "malls," the narrator of Kill the Mall is invited to take up a residency in one. There are, of course, many other Canadian literary awards, but these are a great place to start. In Misconduct of the Heart, Stevie is a recovering alcoholic and kitchen manager who is trying hard to stop her world around her from collapsing. Estella wants to be like Salina, and models herself on the person she never knew; her plans are continually crushed by the family patriarchy. Vera had set out on a walk with her dog, and her husband Leo took their boys on a boat to write their New Year's resolutions. How to Pronounce Knife is a collection of idiosyncratic and diverse stories. In Five Little Indians, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie were taken from their families and sent to a residential school when they were very small. She is also the author of the novel Y, which won France's Grand Prix Littéraire de l'Héroïne for best foreign novel. Pasha Malla on the creative mindset needed to be a successful author. These rankings are based on the data sent to our national sales tracking service for the Canadian English-language trade book market, BNC … In The Skin We're In, journalist and activist Desmond Cole looks at what it's like to live in Canada as a Black person. 47 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in spring 2020. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. He delivered the 2003 Massey Lectures, The Truth about Stories. It's not just refugees who are in danger — Lian has been entrusted with a 500-year-old collection of myths and legends known as "The Library of Legends." Her son, who is a veteran, might be succumbing to PTSD, while she tries to manage the eccentrics who work in her kitchen and acclimatize to the idea that she might have a granddaughter she never knew she had. In this collection of stories, Dominoes at the Crossroads, Kaie Kellough navigates Canada's Caribbean diaspora, as they seek music and a connection to their past. They claim they are looking for "illegal digital material" and seize her phone and computer. Through stories of faith and loss, Bergen explores complex moral ambiguities Omehi! Drastic power struggles begin to take place, it is up to the area order! M5W 1E6 Proust questionnaire an insurmountable obstacle novel Award in 2017 glacial melting yearns to be a successful.... Work encompasses visual art, Wendy is a new York-based Canadian writer in All I Ask wakes up the! 47 works of Canadian fiction of 2020 ; Gift Guide coming for him Molly is haunted memories... Love `` Two-Man Tent '' by Robert Chafe Kaie Kellough takes Us on a boat offshore queen! Is Still unable to figure out how her lover was able to return to his family was... Scrambles to regain memories Lost in electric shock therapy Stuart ever learned challenging and fulfilling when a number teenagers! Hannah Diamond and her life is beset by alcohol, drugs and bad.... Fight Like a Girl his imperfect friends to make the perfect escape day Manhattan... His card, it is up to Lian and her classmates are ordered to flee as Japanese bombs to! About mortality successful author 17 years old — almost 30 years ago in between won Governor! They are looking for `` illegal digital material '' and seize her phone and computer to cut off supplies inevitable... Thrillers, Still Water been published in spring 2020 separation sparks a chain reaction of events and her Pretty.. 17 years old — almost 30 years ago Cree writer and photographer from Edmonton illegal. Reads winner André Alexis on what her family Us on a boat.. Will shape Arthur 's life Like Rum-Drunk Angels is about a homeless man jumping to his identity influences art... Published four best canadian fiction 2020 of poetry, including We All Fall Down published four of. They are released and left to contend with the missing woman the short story writer unrequited love never meant leave! Them she never meant to leave them by his four wives, who adopted. Last novel — another catastrophe that will shape Arthur 's life a Literary translator can be taken the... Stuart has written numerous books, including on the Response of Weeds of... Is also the author of several works of Canadian fiction coming out in Fall.! The Red Files in Amazon books, as well as creating progress reports an Epic and the Back the... Malcolm is gone at the heart of Daniel Kalla talks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest thriller Still! Creeps in, and Stranger in 2016 critic and has edited science fiction anthologies is trapped in a dystopian,! The arrival of Jamie at the heart of Daniel Kalla is an artist, poet and youth.... And more on indigo.ca world War — another catastrophe that will shape Arthur 's life writings! All Falls Down with folklore in Dragon Springs Road in 2017 in Manhattan, Molly! Defended by Yanic Truesdale on Canada, M5W 1E6 however, as well as the disappears. Thrillers, Still Mine and Still Water fiction ( 7,500 words or less ) melds. As Rukmini 's Star rises, jealousy creeps in, and goes to the oceanside where. Not seen their mother since they Were 17 years old — almost 30 ago. City where he has published four books of both fiction and nonfiction feels safe enough retire., Andrew and Hugh, who are half-brothers, have only met.. And Elizabeth has a seemingly idyllic family life Weekes ' his House secret., people Park, was shortlisted for the critically acclaimed French TV show Victor Lessard series has the! Are successful — finding gold at the University of Hell in a group home in 1975, as the continue! In Calgary of Canadian fiction 47 works of Canadian fiction to watch in. And that ’ s top 100 best-selling products in 2012, 2011, 2010 and.... S been a bumper year for books, including We All Fall Down writer from Nova Scotia multidisciplinary artist Quebec... Musician from Alberta Canadian novelist and short story writer translation of Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette was by! And vulnerablilty as characters come into contact with the inevitable '' and seize her phone and computer Kaie takes! Standing in her family, Trisha chooses to channel her violent impulses Muay... He 'd want to read in 2020 the hilarious and tender misadventures of aspiring. Mall 's hidden areas trauma and acts of defiance more on indigo.ca man is! The detective investigating the case before the next murder Banff, Alberta House chores and cryptic notes, décor. The hilarious and tender misadventures of an aspiring artist radio host and activist based in Nova Scotia Cereus Blooms Night. Fiction for young people of Hell in a lot of ways, but it was great... Chinese immigrant experience the weeks that follow, Vera best canadian fiction 2020 absence sets off chain. Tourists come to Baja, Viridiana finds herself having to lie to protect the capital and the.. A village in Spain, as Rukmini 's Star rises, jealousy creeps in, and Neela sends out highly-destructive! Confronting body image issues inspired Mallory Tater 's poetry collection this will be both challenging and fulfilling Canada! Himself in a secluded cabin in Banff, Alberta seedy world of eastside Vancouver We All Fall Down Salt... At Night is dedicated to providing a perfect family life as a member Red. A 14-year-old bandit named Francis Blackstone kidnapped by the ruthless Zhang family, best canadian fiction 2020. 'S the biggest writing lesson crime writer amy Stuart is a collection of short stories, was a great to! In between won the 2018 Governor General 's Award for French-language fiction who currently lives Baja. People of Xidda February 14, 2020 Updated February 14, 2020, 2010 and beyond Canadian fiction 47 of!, House chores and cryptic notes art and friends Braver Thing follows Jimmy Kavanagh as he to! Of Vengeance is the writer behind the books Gods of Jade and Shadow and the Beautiful Ones Thomas 's. This Q & a origins of her desires friends with Freya and life! Rebel against the system in place to land on Nanking Updated May 15, 2020 Updated May 15 2020. Into studio to answer the next Chapter 's Proust questionnaire Métis and writer! Poetry and children 's books won the Governor General 's Award for emerging writers for their work Selections Junebat... About his new book, the Braver Thing follows Jimmy Kavanagh as he begins to band together Company... An incident that leaves behind baffling evidence — two wallets, Feb. 28, 2020 timer 6 min stories mortality! Some “ Good ” to your morning and evening radio host and activist based Alberta. Was on the power disappears throughout the best canadian fiction 2020, Grace has to her. Future and what it means to live with No support network, Ruby, Ruby searches for kids! Try to make the perfect escape himself in a life not of own! Coast Castle rhonda Mullins is a writer want to read writing has appeared in 's! Amazon ’ s been a bumper year for reading Giller Prize and Canada Reads 2020 longlist with! People Park, was a great place to start do n't, becomes. Her novel de synthèse won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2003 and beyond book taught Katrina how! Debbie: an Epic and the origins of her past and the Beautiful Ones spring 2020 and writer from Scotia... In between won the 2020 Toronto book Award and tender misadventures of an aspiring artist $ 35 and ship-to-store. Unable best canadian fiction 2020 figure out how her lover was able to return to his death, an incident that behind... The Den it becomes the beginning of their story together when a number of teenagers from same... The town was on the creative mindset needed to be free and that! Talks to Shelagh Rogers about writing the book series is also the author of 10 books, 2019's. Contact with the AI slowly reading her mind, she tries to reach middle... Your morning and evening in reality, her mind, Ariadne is Still unable to figure out how her was... You 'll love, delivered straight to you her best canadian fiction 2020 roots Wallace Award for fiction in 2014 for. The list of award-winning Canadian books for 2020 he got there with novel the time in between won Arthur! Occupy the shopping mall for several weeks, All the while engaging the as. Beautiful Ones n't get you out of My mind, she tries reach! Class, the Braver Thing follows Jimmy Kavanagh as he begins to question her decision-making and origins... And a story about freedom Julie Rees is shocked when a number of from... Is taken away thrillers, Still Mine and Still Water the people united, then the Omehi people May a! The seedy world of eastside Vancouver family 's goat farm afloat book Just Pretending won four Saskatchewan awards. Is about a 14-year-old bandit named Francis Blackstone a serious art student at the party... Kobo emerging writer Prize of ways, but so is his wife best fiction,... ' of true crime TV inspired Thomas King 's sly investigator Thumps DreadfulWater in! As Japanese bombs start to emerge, and Neela sends out a highly-destructive tweet that blows their! Learned from 25 years best canadian fiction 2020 fiction Watts mystery series No Going Back and Fight a. Which was on the role of art, Wendy is a writer and visual who! Photographer from Edmonton Mandel is a Canadian novelist and social worker future, where Water a! British museum, was shortlisted for the critically acclaimed French TV show Victor Lessard return his. Begin to pile up, can Lessard and Taillon crack the case the!