The second annual CBC Bookie Awards!


Last year, CBC Books introduced the CBC Bookie Awards, the "people's choice" of Canadian literary awards. Readers across the country cast their votes for their favourite science fiction, mystery books, graphic novels, literary fiction, short story collections and more. It's one year later, and the Bookies are back and bigger than ever!

Below, you'll find five nominees in this year's 10 categories. The finalists were chosen by CBC's book-loving producers at CBC Books, Canada Reads, Writers & Company, The Next Chapter and more, with consideration given to your recommendations online. The finalists represent our favourite Canadian reads (with the exception of the two new International categories) published in the last year. 

UPDATE: The 2012 CBC Bookie Award polls are now closed! Thanks to everyone who voted! We will be officially revealing the winners and discussing the results during the #CanLit Twitter chat on Thursday, April 5 at 2 p.m. ET. (Although, you can take a peek at the results below if you can't wait that long.)

Literary Fiction:



Thriller, Mystery or Crime:

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Speculative Fiction:

Young Adult:

Graphic Novel or Comic Book:

Short Story Collection:

International Fiction:

International Non-Fiction:

Note: On March 8, Holly Luhring's novel, Quiver, was mistakenly included in the Young Adult category. This error was corrected, and the poll was reset. CBC Books regrets the error and apologizes to Holly Luhring.