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The Globe and Mail 100: These are the best books of 2017
From bestsellers to award-winners, Canadian heroes to international sensations, fantastic fiction to real-life revelations, these are the best books of 2017.
2017 Nobel Prize for LiteratureSee more
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro
“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.
Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for NonfictionSee more
Masterfully written and artfully structured, Life on the Ground Floor is more than just an emergency doctor’s memoir—it’s a meditation on health and sickness, on when to hang on tight, and when to let go.
Rogers Writers' TrustSee more
An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.
National Book FoundationSee more
“The heart of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing is story—the yearning for a narrative to help us understand ourselves, the pain of the gaps we’ll never fill, the truths that are failed by words and must be translated through ritual and song...Ward’s writing throbs with life, grief, and love, and this book is the kind that makes you ache to return to it.” —Buzzfeed...
We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night is the story of one man's kicking-and-screaming attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships, and somehow accept and maybe even like the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately needs to become.
2017 Man Booker PrizeSee more
In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other—for no one but Saunders could conceive it.
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