October #CanLit Chat Replay: Canadian literary awards

We hosted the October  #CanLit chat on Thursday, October 6, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The theme was "Canadian book awards: the good, the bad and the literary."

Plenty of people from every aspect of publishing came by to share their thoughts. Three major themes emerged:



1) Awards help inform readers' choices when it comes to picking new reads, but they are only a small part of the book buying puzzle. 

2) Awards are seen as a place of expertise, this can be both beneficial and problematic for readers.

3) Awards are an essential part of Canadian literary culture.



You can replay the chat below.  



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