Bookmarks: October 4

Happy Friday Savvy Readers! It’s time for your weekly roundup of all things books and I have some interesting literary tidbits to share! Here’s what happened this week.

  1. David Bezmogis’ short story collection Immigrant City was shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize!


The award for excellence in Canadian fiction unveiled its shortlist Monday after this year’s jury narrowed down the 117 submitted works to just six and we’re am thrilled to see David Bezmozgis‘s book included! The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists on November 18, 2019. Read more about the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize’s shortlist here.

2. Break In Case of Emergency by Brian Francis and Five Wives by Joan Thomas are finalists for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in the young people’s literature (text) and fiction categories!



One of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious prizes the awards are given in seven English and French-language categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature — text, young people’s literature — illustration, drama, and translation. The winners will be announced on Oct. 29, 2019. Read more about this story here.

3. Bustle revealed the cover and an exclusive excerpt from Julie Murphy’s upcoming novel Faith: Taking Flight.


The first YA novel about a plus-size superhero, Faith: Taking Flight, will be released in July 2020 and follows Faith Herbert, who spends most of her time hanging out with her two best friends, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and obsessing over the long-running teen drama, The Grove. Oh, and dealing with the recent discovery that she can fly. Click here to read its exciting excerpt!

Well Savvy Readers, that’s all for this edition of Bookmarks! Which of these exciting literary tidbits are you most excited by? Tweet us @SavvyReader or comment below.

Happy reading!

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