The CBC Canada Reads 2020 longlist has arrived and this year the list has diversified to include poetry, speculative fiction, as well as a graphic novel. Out of these 15 books which ones will make the shortlist? And which one will best meet the theme this year, one book to bring Canada into focus?
- NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt
- Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles
- Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
- Sputnik’s Children by Terri Favro
- Amphibian by Carla Gunn
- We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
- Love Lives Here by Amanda Jetté Knox
- The Dishwasher by Stéphane Larue, translated by Pablo Strauss
- Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
- The Youth of God by Hassan Ghedi Santur
- From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
- The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp
- Worry by Jessica Westhead
- The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
- Dear Scarlet by Teresa Wong
I would personally like to see Son of a Trickster on the shortlist as well as the graphic novel, Dear Scarlett. Which ones are you excited for?
The final five books and their champions will be revealed on Jan. 22, 2020.
The debates will take place March 16-19, 2020 and will be hosted by Ali Hassan. The debates will be broadcast on CBC Radio One, CBC TV, CBC Gem and on CBC Books.