30 works of Canadian fiction to read before you're 30

30 pivotal, engaging books every Canadian should read before they turn the big 3-0.

30 pivotal, engaging books every Canadian should read before they turn the big 3-0.

Bear won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction in 1976. (Random House/Pan Macmillan/McClelland & Stewart)
Barney's Version won the Giller Prize in 1997. (Knopf /House of Anansi/HarperCollins)
Fall on Your Knees won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book, and was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club selection. (Grand Central Publishing/Vintage/New Canadian Library)
A Fine Balance won the Giller Prize in 1995. (Emblem Editions/Grove Press/Hamish Hamilton)
In the Skin of a Lion was a finalist for the 1987 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. (St. Martin's Griffin/Douglas & McIntyre/Vintage)
Lullabies for Little Criminals won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for fiction in 2007. (Arsenal Pulp Press/HarperCollins/Emblem Editions)
Obasan won the Books in Canada First Novel Award (now known as the First Novel Award) in 1982. (Penguin Canada/House of Anansi Press/New Canadian Library)
Life of Pi won the Man Booker Prize in 2003. (HarperCollins/Vintage/Penguin Classics)
The Book of Secrets won the inaugural Giller Prize in 1994. (Emblem Editions)
All My Puny Sorrows won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2014. (Knopf/Penguin Canada/Penguin Canada)


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