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Book Lists

2023 Governor General's Awards Finalists

The English-language contenders for the 2023 awards.

by Kiley Turner

A History of Burning

A Novel

by (author) Janika Oza



by (author) Anuja Varghese

The Sleeping Car Porter

by (author) Suzette Mayr

In the Upper Country

A Novel

by (author) Kai Thomas

We Spread

by (author) Iain Reid

Gendered Islamophobia

My Journey With a Scar(f)

by (author) Monia Mazigh

Invisible Boy

A Memoir of Self-Discovery

by (author) Harrison Mooney

Message in a Bottle

Ocean Dispatches from a Seabird Biologist

by (author) Holly Hogan


My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

by (author) Angela Sterritt


A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets

by (author) Kyo Maclear

Baby Book

by (author) Amy Ching-Yan Lam

Exculpatory Lilies


by (author) Susan Musgrave

Old Gods

by (author) Conor Kerr

The Ridge

by (author) Robert Bringhurst

Xanax Cowboy


by (author) Hannah Green


The Journeys of Three Young Refugees

by (author) Paul Tom
illustrated by Mélanie Baillairgé
translated by Arielle Aaronson


by (author) Michel Jean
translated by Susan Ouriou


by (author) Émilie Monnet

Rosa's Very Own Personal Revolution

by (author) Eric Dupont
translated by Peter McCambridge


adapted by Hiro Kanagawa
by (author) Mark Sakamoto
illustrated by Cindy Mochizuki

Is My Microphone On?

by (author) Jordan Tannahill

The Enchanted Loom

by (author) Suvendrini Lena
translated by Dushy Gnanapragasam
introduction by Sharryn Aiken & R. Cheran

War Being Waged, The

by (author) Darla Contois

William Shakespeare's As You Like It, A Radical Retelling

by (author) Cliff Cardinal

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