Award Winners and Notable Titles

Books from our publishers frequently win awards, receive starred reviews, and find themselves on lists of notable works. Here are some of the recognitions our books have received in 2017!

GILLER PRIZE
Ed O’Loughlin, Minds of Winter (House of Anansi) SHORTLISTED

ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FOR FICTION
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, This Accident of Being Lost (House of Anansi) FINALIST
Carleigh Baker, Bad Endings (Anvil Press) FINALIST

HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
Tanya Talaga, Seven Fallen Feathers (House of Anansi) FINALIST

GLOBE 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017
Best Canadian Fiction and Poetry
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, This Accident of Being Lost (House of Anansi)
Lynn Crosbie, The Corpses of the Future (House of Anansi)
Carleigh Baker, Bad Endings (Anvil Press)
Ed O’Louglin, Minds of Winter (House of Anansi)
Sina Queyras, My Ariel (Coach House Books)

Best Canadian Non-Fiction
Julia Cooper, The Last Word: Reviving the Dying Art of Eulogy (Coach House Books)
Nick Mount, Arrival: The Story of CanLit (House of Anansi)
Naben Ruthnum, Curry (Coach House Books)

Sean Rogers’s Favourite Comics and Graphic Novels
Gabrielle Bell, Everything is Flammable (Uncivilized Books)

Jade Colbert’s Favourite Canadian Small-Press Books of 2017
Tanya Talaga, Seven Fallen Feathers (House of Anansi)

Jade Colbert’s Favourite Debuts of 2017
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Kintu (Transit Books)
Bandi, The Accusation (House of Anansi)

Margaret Cannon’s Favourite Crime Fiction of 2017
Chan Ho-Kei, The Borrowed (House of Anansi)

Anna Fitzpatrick’s Favourite Picture Books of 2017
Heather Hartt-Sussman and Milan Pavlovic, Seamus’s Short Story (Groundwood Books)
Kirsten Hall and Matthew Forsythe, The Gold Leaf (Enchanted Lion Books)

Best International Non-Fiction
Eileen Myles, Afterglow: A Dog Memoir (Grove/Atlantic Press)

GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARDS
Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books
Jan Thornhill, The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk (Groundwood Books) FINALIST
Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith, Town Is By the Sea (Groundwood Books) FINALIST
Marie-Louise Gay, Short Stories for Little Monsters (Groundwood Books) FINALIST

Translation
Daniel Grenier, The Longest Year (House of Anansi) FINALIST
Dominique Scali, In Search of New Babylon (Talon Books) FINALIST

NYT/NYPL BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2017
Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith, Town Is By the Sea (Groundwood Books)
Rémi Courgeon, Feather (Enchanted Lion Books)

NYT 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017
Fiction and Poetry
Jeanette Winterson, Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days (Grove/Atlantic Press)
Peter Kimani, Dance of the Jakaranda (Akashic Books)
Margaret Drabble, The Dark Flood Rises (Canongate)
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, A Kind of Freedom (Counterpoint)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Refugees (Grove/Atlantic Press)

Non-Fiction
Dominic Dromgoole, Hamlet Globe to Globe (Grove/Atlantic Press)

NYT 100 NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2017
Suzanne Del Rizzo, My Beautiful Birds (Pajama Press)
Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith, Town Is By the Sea (Groundwood Books)
Liniers, Good Night, Planet (TOON Books)

TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARDS
Jan Thornhill, The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk (Groundwood Books) WINNER
Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka, Tokyo Digs a Garden (Groundwood Books) FINALIST

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY BEST BOOKS OF 2017
Top 10
Hernán Díaz, In the Distance (Coffee House Press)

Fiction
Hanna Krall, Chasing the King of Hearts (Feminist Press)
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Kintu (Transit Books)
Sarah Schmidt, See What I Have Done (Atlantic Monthly)
Elvira Navarro, A Working Woman (Two Lines)
Hernán Díaz, In the Distance (Coffee House Press)

Mystery/Thriller
Lachlan Smith, Wolf’s Revenge (Grove/Atlantic Press)

Poetry
Dara Wier, In the Still of the Night (Wave Books)
Edited by Christoph Keller and Jan Heller Levi, We’re On (Alice James Books)

SF/Fantasy
Rivers Solomon, An Unkindness of Ghosts (Akashic Books)

Comics
Sophia Foster-Dimino, Sex Fantasy (Koyama Press)

Nonfiction
Ilan Pappe, The Biggest Prison on Earth (ONEworld Publications)
John Gibler, I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us (City Lights Books)
Wallace Shawn, Night Thoughts (Haymarket Books)
Elena Passarello, Animals Strike Curious Poses (Sarabande Books)

Picture Books
Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Agate Bolden)
Bao Phi and Thi Bui, A Different Pond (Capstone Young Readers)