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Kyo Maclear's favourite books of 2017 were Boundless and The Wound is a World

In December, authors are sharing their favourite books of 2017 with CBC Books.
Kyo Maclear is a writer and author based in Toronto. (Drawn & Quarterly/Diaspora Dialogues/Frontenac House)

Happy holidays! CBC Books asked authors to share their favourite books of 2017. We will be publishing these recommendations throughout December. 

Kyo Maclear chose Jillian Tamaki's Boundless and Billy-Ray Belcourt's This Wound is a World.

"Both Tamaki and Belcourt are whip-smart world builders, who understand shaky un-bordered feelings and who reject easy redemptive arcs, but somehow create work jolted with hope."

Kyo Maclear is a novelist and author of children's books. Her book Birds Art Life was one of the five 2017 finalists for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. 


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