Selected by editor Lisa Moore, the 2024 edition of Best Canadian Stories showcases the best Canadian fiction writing published in 2022.
Madhur Anand • Sharon Bala • Gary Barwin • Billy-Ray Belcourt • Xaiver Michael Campbell • Corinna Chong • Beth Downey • Allison Graves • Joel Thomas Hynes • Elise Levine • Sourayan Mookerjea • Lue Palmer • Michelle Porter • Sara Power • Ryan Turner • Ian Williams
About the author
Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC’s Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a New Yorker Best Book of the Year and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Alligator was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories called Something for Everyone. Lisa lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Praise for Best Canadian Stories
"One of the best things about the end of the year is having a chance to look back. The three Best Canadian volumes—Stories, edited by Lisa Moore; Essays, edited by Marcello Di Cintio; and Poetry, edited by Bardia Sinaee—are a snapshot of some of the finest in Canadian writing this year."
—Robert J. Wiersema, Toronto Star
"Each of the sixteen stories carries a distinctive voice; and Moore is a vociferous ventriloquist and complete angler throwing 'a fishing line through the air with a narrative hook.' ... Under Lisa Moore’s stewardship, Biblioasis’s Best just keeps getting better."
—Michael Greenstein, The Miramichi Reader
“The legacy for Canadian literature in the Best Canadian Stories series can’t be overstated. For years the collection has been the place to discover Canadian writers.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
“Best Canadian Stories … combines both emerging and established voices for a fascinating glimpse at the most exciting short fiction coming out of this country.”
“The arrival, late in the fall each year, of [this] collection is always cause for fanfare.”
—Quill & Quire
Other titles by Lisa Moore
Family and Justice in the Archives
Historical Perspectives on Intimacy and the Law
New Writing Made in Newfoundland
This Is How We Love
How a Mega Dam Became a Predatory Formation
Something for Everyone
These Festive Nights
Writers on Writing in Canada
Caught (TV tie-in edition)
The Democracy Cookbook
Recipes to Renew Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador