2008 in Canadian literature


2008 in Canadian literature

This is a summary of the year 2008 in Canadian literature.

Events

*January 8 - A television series based on Douglas Coupland's novel "jPod" debuts on CBC Television.
*February 29 - Paul Quarrington's 1987 novel "King Leary" wins the 2008 edition of "Canada Reads".
*June 12 - Rawi Hage's 2006 novel "De Niro's Game" wins the 2008 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
*July 1 - Writers Maria Campbell, George Elliott Clarke and Audrey Thomas are inducted into the Order of Canada.
*Date TBA: 2008 Governor General's Awards.
*Date TBA: 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Books

Fiction

*André Alexis, "Asylum"
*David Bergen, "The Retreat"
*Cory Doctorow, "Little Brother"
*Steven Galloway, "The Cellist of Sarajevo"
*Bill Gaston, "The Order of Good Cheer"
*Kenneth J. Harvey, "Blackstrap Hawco"
*Maggie Helwig, "Girls Fall Down"
*Mark Anthony Jarman, "My White Planet"
*Ibi Kaslik, "The Angel Riots"
*Andrew Pyper, "The Killing Circle"
*Robert J. Sawyer, "Identity Theft and Other Stories"
*Miriam Toews, "The Flying Troutmans"

Non-fiction

*Stephen Clarkson, "My Life as a Dame: The Personal and the Political in the Writings of Christina McCall"
*Charles Foran, "Join the Revolution, Comrade"
*Mark Frutkin, "Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister’s Life in the Canadian Bush"
*Stephen Henighan, "A Report on the Afterlife of Culture"
*Val Ross, "Robertson Davies: A Portrait in Mosaic"
*Norman Snider, "The Roaring Eighties and Other Good Times"
*Drew Hayden Taylor, "Me Sexy: An Exploration of Native Sex and Sexuality"

Poetry

*R. M. Vaughan, "Troubled"

Deaths

* February 17 - Val Ross, writer and journalist
* June 11 - James Reaney, novelist
* July 14 - Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite, writer and musician


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