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CanLit150

Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

At The Word On The Street, we believe in celebrating Canadian authors from established to emerging, well-known to unknown. In this year of Canada's 150th birthday, we asked 150 authors who have appeared on The Word On The Street stages the following question:

"What is one Canadian book you feel not enough people have read?”

The answers we've received are outstanding. Running until September 2017, we'll be posting one book recommendation a day from the best authors in the country.

Here is what they recommended.


Leeches by David Albahari

Marianne Apostolides' Pick

The Pattern Scars by Caitlin Sweet

Danielle Younge-Ullman's Pick

Who by Fire by Fred Stenson

Chris Turner's Pick

Unless by Carol Shields

Kate Blair's Pick

For Sure by France Daigle

Daniel Grenier's Pick

Etta et Otto (et Russell et James) by Emma Hooper

Louise Tremblay-D'Essiambre's Pick

Boo by Neil Smith

Emily Schultz's Pick

This One Summer

Mireille Messier's Pick

Undermajordomo Minor

Qin Leng's Pick

Dirty Dog Boogie

Nicole Winstanley's Pick

Shadow Child by Beth Powning

Ann Dowsett Johnston's Pick

Lament for a Nation by George Grant

George Elliott Clarke's Pick

Kamouraska by Anne Hébert

Catherine Gildiner's Pick

Fauna by Alissa York

Trevor Cole's Pick

Ru by Kim Thuy

Charlotte Gray's Pick

Shanghai by David Rotenberg

Robert Rotenberg's Pick

Mary Ann Alice

Deirdre Baker's Pick

The Carpenter by Matt Lennox

Craig Davidson's Pick

Soucouyant by David Chariandy

Sabrina Ramnanan's Pick

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

Cordelia Strube's Pick

Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson

Eleanor Wachtel's Pick

Lenny Bruce is Dead by Jonathan Goldstein

Ray Robertson's Pick

Foul Ball! by Alison Gordon

Stacey May Fowles' Pick

Stranger Music by Leonard Cohen

Heather Hartt-Sussman's Pick

The Culprits by Robert Hough

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall's Pick

Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton

Carey Sookocheff's Pick

The Story of Canada

Douglas Gibson's Pick

Passage by Gwen Beneway

Lee Maracle's Pick