by Will Ferguson
419 is a provocative tale of an email scam and a woman who sets out on a wide-ranging search for those she believes responsible for her father's death.
by Esi Edugyan
Half-Blood Blues is the story of four jazz musicians in Nazi-occupied Paris, and moves between 1940s Paris, where the group is trying to record an album, and 1992 Poland, where elderly bassist Sid is tracking down an old friend.
by Johanna Skibsrud
The Sentimentalists tells the story of the daughter of a rootless Vietnam vet who wants to get to know her father in his final years.
by Linden MacIntyre
The Bishop's Man is about "a priest who goes into the business idealistically, who realizes that priests also have feet of clay, and it leads him to a personal crisis," according to the author.
by Joseph Boyden
A contemporary tale following a Cree woman's search for her missing sister, as well as an account of how drugs and violence plague life on a Northern Ontario reserve.
by Elizabeth Hay
Late Nights on Air is a sometimes comic, sometimes tragic tale centred on a cast of characters at a small radio station in the Canadian North.
by Vincent Lam
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures is about medical students and young doctors, a world Lam was immersed in when he started writing the book, a year after finishing his residency.
by David Bergen
A Vietnam war veteran returns to the once war-torn country nearly three decades later. When his children travel to Vietnam to find him, long-kept secrets are finally uncovered.
by Alice Munro
One of Munro's most critically acclaimed collection of short stories about love, family and the complexity of relationships.
by M.G. Vassanji
Vassanji's second Giller Prize-winning work sheds light on the racial tension in Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion of the mid-1950s.
by Austin Clarke
This exploration of racial politics and culture is set on the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in 1952 and told over the course of 24 hours in the life of one elderly female villager.
by Richard B. Wright
Clara Callan tells the story of two sisters whose lives take very different paths. The jury said Wright is "a master at revealing the small dramas that unfold in what might appear to others as an unremarkable life."
by Michael Ondaatje
A woman, born in civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka but educated in the West, returns to her homeland after many years to investigate suspected mass political murders.
by David Adams Richards
A man living in a rural New Brunswick community is haunted by a past childhood incident in which he accidentally pushed a playmate off a building's roof.
by Bonnie Burnard
Bill Chambers returns home to his family from the Second World War, injured but hopeful about resuming his life. As the years pass, the family bonds are tested by tragedies and change, but also strengthened by triumphs.
by Alice Munro
A collection of eight richly layered stories about the lengths people will go to for love.
by Mordecai Richler
A compelling, wild ride through the life of a Montreal man told through his own unique perspective.
by Margaret Atwood
The riveting tale of a 16-year-old housemaid accused in the double murder of her employer and his housekeeper-mistress in 19th-century Toronto. It was based on a real-life 1843 murder.
by Rohinton Mistry
A Fine Balance follows four characters through a tumultuous decade in Mumbai.
by M.G. Vassanji
The inaugural prize went to this novel that ties together the past and present of a community of Indian immigrants living in East Africa.