The Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award, part of the Forest of Reading, is best described as the “readers’ choice” of Canadian literary awards. Each year, a list of ten nominees is selected by a committee of librarians and in September library patrons from all across the province can vote on their favourite. The winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week in October.
As is usually the case, the 2019 Evergreen list features a diverse list of titles. It spans multiples genres, includes both fiction and non-fiction, and features diverse authors and perspectives. It is certainly a book list that is well-representative of what Canadian authors have to offer Canadian readers. You only need to read one the following titles to be eligible to vote and you have until September to participate. Click on a title below to place a hold.
- All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir by Elizabeth Hay
- Foe by Iain Reid
- French Exit by Patrick deWitt
- Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
- I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya
- The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
- The Return of Kid Cooper by Brad Smith
- Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
- The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
- Vi by Kim Thúy