For this year’s advent calendar, I am recommending Canadian authors/books found on Schatje’s Shelves. Again, to make things more interesting/challenging, I will use the alphabet, skipping “X” and “Z”. In total, I propose to focus on 50 Canadian writers, an early nod to Canada's 150th birthday next year.
“U” is for Jane Urquhart
Urquhart’s novels have been internationally acclaimed.
Novels (which I recommend):
Changing Heaven (finalist for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)
Away (nominated for 1996 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)
The Underpainter (winner of 1997 Governor-General’s Award and finalist for Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize)
The Stone Carvers (finalist for 2001 Giller Prize and Governor-General’s Award, and longlisted for Man Booker Prize)
A Map of Glass (finalist for Commonwealth Writers’ Prize)
Sanctuary Line (finalist for 2010 Giller Prize) See my review at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2015/12/book-advent-calendar-day-20-sanctuary.html.
The Night Stages See my review at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/06/happy-birthday-jane-urquhart-review-of.html.