Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Michael Winter on the essential Canadian novel

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We Canadians love our lists and we love Canada Reads. This year, the book lover's favourite CBC program celebrates its tenth anniversary by asking the country's readers to nominate the 40 essential Canadian novels of the new millennium. Hurry to the website to have your say — the deadline is midnight tonight, Oct. 25th.

Here, Toronto's (and Newfoundland's) Michael Winter gives us his picks for the essential Canadian novel.