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CBC Books announces winners of the Bookies

CBC Books announced the winners of their first-ever book club awards, the Bookies. The contest, which celebrates some of the best Canadian literature of the past year, was decided by a reader-generated nomination and voting system.

Winners get bragging rights and a Golden Beaver, which is actually a certificate of recognition. In a tweet earlier today, CBC Books admits, Yeah, we didn’t think the trophy part through as well as we should have! Maybe actual Golden Beavers for CBC Bookies 2012?

Winners of the 2011 CBC Bookies:

  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Book: Darwin’s Bastards edited by Zsuzsi Gartner
  • Best Thriller, Mystery or Horror Book: Revenge of the Lobster Lover by Hilary MacLeod
  • Best Romance Book: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Best Young Adult Book: Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen
  • Best Poetry Collection: Indexical Elegies by Jon Paul Fiorentino
  • Best Short Story Collection: Greedy Little Eyes by Billie Livingston
  • Best Comic or Graphic Novel: Tangles by Sarah Leavitt
  • Best Non-Fiction Book: One Bird’s Choice by Iain Reid
  • Best Character: Nanabush from Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Best Relationship: Henry and L from L (and things come apart) by Ian Orti
  • Best Scene: Jack’s escape in Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Best Book Cover: Kiss the Joy as it Flies by Sheree Fitch
  • Best Overall Book: The Tiger by John Vaillant
  • Best Opening Line: Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Best Book-based Movie: The King’s Speech
  • Best New Writer: Sarah Selecky


February 24th, 2011

4:09 pm

Category: Book news

Tagged with: Bookies, CBC Books