Happy Wednesday Savvy Readers! There’s never a dull moment in publishing, especially during the fall, and today’s news comes hot off the presses! We’re huge supporters of BIPOC authors, and were thrilled to learn that Thomas King and Michelle Good‘s latest novels have been shortlisted for the Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize!
Recognizing Canadian writers of exceptional talent, The Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize is awarded to the year’s best novel or short story collection by an independent judging panel. The winner will receive an award of $50,000, with each finalist taking home a cool $5,000.
This year’s shortlist includes Indians on Vacation by Thomas King, a witty and poignant story about one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings reveal a complicated history, both political and personal.
King’s novel made the shortlist alongside Michelle Good‘s Five Little Indians. A compassionate and insightful story about five residential school survivors’ desperate quest to come to terms with their past and find a way forward, we can’t recommend these novels enough! Read more about this story and view the full shortlist here.
Tell me, Savvy Readers, have you read either of these great Canadian novels? Comment below or tweet us @SavvyReader.