2017 Long List has been released

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2017 Long List has been released

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Dec 19, 2016, 8:19pm

The Break by Katherena Vermette - I've read this and I loved it
Company Town by Madeline Ashby
The Elephants in my Backyard by Rajiv Surendra
even this page is white by Vivek Shraya
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis - I've also read this and I thought it was brilliant; won the 2015 Giller
I am Woman by Lee Maracle
The Just City by Jo Walton - Read this this summer and also loved it
Knucklehead by Matt Lennox
Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji
One Hour in Paris by Karyn L. Freedman
Quantum Night by Robert Sawyer - also read this and thought it was great
The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Today I Learned it Was You by Edward Riche
Waiting for First Light by Romeo Dallaire

It's an interesting mixture of genres this time. Nice to see that two of them are set in my home town (Winnipeg) and to see works of speculative fiction in the mix. The panelists and the final 5 books will be announced on January 31, 2017. Which books do you recommend and/or think should be on the final list?

Dec 19, 2016, 10:22pm

Thanks for the heads-up! Perhaps I'll finally get around to borrowing The Just City (it's on my TBR list).

Dec 19, 2016, 10:24pm

I've not read any of these (yet!). If I haven't already read them, I tend not to until after I listen to the competition. It helps me decide which ones to add to my tbr (I won't necessarily read even all the 5 finalists... I pick and choose).

Dec 22, 2016, 11:17am

I've only read The Break, which was good. I will read all five finalists before the debates begin. I find I enjoy the debates more if I can "participate" based on my own knowledge and opinions.

Dec 22, 2016, 1:14pm

Not only have I not read any of these, other than Fifteen Dogs, I haven't even heard of any of them. Based on the title, I'm interested in even this page is white.