Canadian authors have marked their places in global literature with their amazing writing. Here are some of the best Canadian books published in 2020.
By – Souvankham Thammavongsa
This book is a collection of stories. The stories talk about the lives of the immigrants. The author has nicely portrayed the hopes, trauma, and other emotions felt by these immigrants.
Here you will get an account of immigrants of different professions, about their achievements and struggles. The book won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and O. Henry Award.
By – Megan Gail Coles
This book centers around various characters connected to the St. John’s restaurant, The Hazel. In the province, the economy became really bad and the book tells about these characters’ hopes and struggles to deal with these situations.
By – Emma Donoghue
The story is set in Ireland during the outbreak of the 1918 Spanish flu. Here you will read the story of three women of different medical professionals working on the frontlines to fight the pandemic. They all work in an understaffed maternity ward in a hospital. You will discover how these three women affect each other’s lives.
By – Desmond Cole
Here you will get the account of a Black person living in Canada. The writer has shared his experience as a journalist in Canada.
Here you will know about important stories like the refugees passing the Canada-U.S. border during Winter and how Somali Canadian Abdirahman Abdi died due to Canadian police encounters. It won the Toronto Book Award in 2020.
By – Jesse Thistle
The author specializes in the study of Indigenous homelessness, inter-generational trauma, and addiction. The author had a difficult childhood and she struggled with addiction for many years living on the streets. In this book, you will learn how the author’s addiction led to homelessness.
These books received positive reviews from many renowned magazines. You must read some of these books if you are fond of Canadian literature.