Bookmarks: October 6th

It’s Friday, Savvy Readers! I can’t wait for another weekend of Fall-inspired drinks and books! But first, it’s time for Bookmarks, with all the bookish news, links, and photos from the past week!

1. Puddin’ cover reveal


We love YA author Julie Murphy. We loved Side Effects May Vary, we loved Ramona Blue, and we LOVED Dumplin’. So we are VERY excited for the highly anticipated Dumplin’ companion novel, Puddin’! This week, the cover for Puddin’ was revealed and it is absolutely perfect! Click here to see the full cover and read an exclusive excerpt!

2. Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera co-write a novel


Oh my goodness, we’re so excited! This week, it was revealed that two of our favourite YA authors, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera are publishing a book they wrote together! What If It’s Us will be released Fall 2018 and we can hardly wait! For more details about the new book, click here. And while you wait a whole year for the book’s release, try Becky’s The Upside of Unrequited or Adam’s They Both Die at the End.

3. Giller shortlist


Image: Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Giller Prize shortlist was announced this week! We’re so happy to see Transit by Rachel Cusk on the list! The winner will be announced on Monday, November 20. Get more details about the prize here, and share your predictions in the comments!

4. Aspiring writer? Enter the CBC Short Story Prize!


Image: CBC

Calling all writers! Have you ever dreamed of being published? Now’s your chance, with CBC’s Short Story Prize. Lonely Hearts Hotel author Heather O’Neill is on the jury this year, alongside Eden Robinson and Kevin Hardcastle. Click here for 5 helpful tips from O’Neill for those entering.

5. Governor General’s Literary Awards (#GGBooks!)


Fall is award season after all! The Governor General’s Literary Awards recognize great Canadian books. The 14 winners in 2 official languages and 7 categories are said to reflect Canada’s rich diversity. Join us (and HarperCollins Canada) in celebrating the nomination of We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night by Joel Thomas Hynes.

Favourite Tweet of the Week:

We love watching Timeless author Armand Baltazar sketching one of the illustrations for his upcoming book! This new science fiction/fantasy series integrates art and text in a unique way, and we’re so excited for its release! Click here to learn more.

That’s all for this week! Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader! See you next time!


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