2020 Juried by Claire Armistead, David Chariandy, Tom Rachman, Eden Robinson, and Mark Sakamoto. Here.

The prize’s homepage is here

Gil Adamson’s Ridgerunner
David Bergen’s Here the Dark
Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel
Shani Mootoo’s Polar Vortex
Souvankham Thammavongsa’s How to Pronounce Knife

Lynn Coady’s Watching You Without Me
Eva Crocker’s All I Ask
Emma Donoghue’s The Pull of the Stars
Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread
Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians
Kaie Kellough’s Dominoes at the Crossroads
Thomas King’s Indians on Vacation
Annabel Lyon’s Consent
Seth’s Clyde Fans

2019 Juried by Randy Boyagoda, Aminatta Forna, Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon, Donna Bailey Nurse and José Teodoro. Here.

Winner: ✔Ian Williams’ Reproduction

David Bezmozgis’ Immigrant City
Megan Gail Coles’ Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club
Michael Crummey’s The Innocents
Alix Ohlin’s Dual Citizens
Stephen Price’s Lampedusa

André Alexis’ Days by Moonlight
Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments
Michael Christie’s Greenwood 
Adam Foulds’ Dream Sequence
K.D. Miller’s Late Breaking
Zalika Reid-Benta’s Frying Plantain 

2018 Juried by Kamal Al-Solaylee, Maxine Bailey, John Freeman, Philip Hensher and Heather O’Neill
My Autumn 2018 Awards and Events page is here

Winner: ✔Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black

Patrick deWitt’s French Exit
Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (Trans. Peter McCambridge)
Sheila Heti’s Motherhood
Thea Lim’s An Ocean of Minutes

Paige Cooper’s Zolitude
Rawi Hage’s Beirut Hellfire Society
Emma Hooper’s Our Homesick Songs
Lisa Moore’s Something for Everyone
Tanya Tagaq’s Split Tooth
Kim Thúy’s Vi (Trans. Sheila Fischman)
Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed 

2017 Juried by André Alexis, Anita Rau Badami, Richard Beard, Lynn Coady and Nathan Englander
My Autumn 2017 Awards and Events page is here.

Winner: ✔Michael Redhill’s Bellevue Square (Doubleday)

Rachel Cusk’s Transit (HarperCollins)
Ed O’Loughlin’s Minds of Winter (Anansi)
Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster (Knopf)
Michelle Winters’ I Am a Truck (Invisible)

David Chariandry’s Brother (M&S)
David Denchuk’s The Bone Mother (ChiZine)
Joel Thomas Hynes We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night (HarperCollins)
Andrée A. Michaud’s Boundary: The Last Summer (Trans. Donald Winkler) (Biblioasis)
Josip Novakovich’s Tumbleweed (Véhicule)
Zoey Leigh Peterson’s Next Year for Sure (Doubleday)
Deborah Willis’ The Dark and Other Love Stories (Hamish Hamilton)

2016 Juried by Samantha Harvey, Jeet Heer, Lawrence Hill, Alan Warner and Kathleen Winter.

Winner: ✔Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Mona Awad’s 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Gary Barwin’s Yiddish for Pirates
Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder
Kerry Lee Powell’s Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush
Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People

Andrew Battershill’s Pillow
David Bergen’s Stranger
Catherine LeRoux’s The Party Wall (Trans. Lazer Lederhendler)
Kathy Page’s The Two of Us
Susan Perly’s Death Valley 
Steven Price’s By Gaslight

2015 Juried by John Boyne, Cecil Foster, Alexander MacLeod, Alison Pick and Helen Oyeyemi.

✔Winner: André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs

Samuel Archibald’s Arvida (Trans. Donald Winkler)
Rachel Cusk’s Outline
Heather O’Neill’s Daydreams of Angels
Anakana Schofield’s Martin John

Michael Christie’s If I Fall, If I Die
Patrick deWitt’s Undermajordomo Minor
Marina Endicott’s Close to Hugh
Connie Gault’s A Beauty
Alix Hawley’s All True Not a Lie in It
Clifford Jackman’s The Winter Family
Russell Smith’s Confidence

2014 Juried by Shauna Singh Baldwin, Justin Carpenter and Francine Prose.

Winner: ✔ Sean Michaels’ Us Conductors (RHC)

David Bezmozgis’s The Betrayers (HC)
Frances Itani’s Tell (HC)
✔Heather O’Neill’s The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (HC)
✔Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows (RHC)
✔Padma Viswanathan’s The Ever After of Ashwin Rao (RHC)

ECW Press, 2013

ECW Press, 2013

✔Arjun Basu’s Waiting for the Man (ECW)
✔Rivka Galchen’s American Innovations (HC)
✔Jennifer Lovegrove’s Watch How We Walk (ECW)
✔Shani Mootoo’s Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab (RHC)
✔Kathy Page’s Paradise and Elsewhere (Biblioasis)
✔Claire Holden Rothman’s My October (PBC)

2013 Juried by Margaret Atwood, Esi Edugyan and Jonathan Lethem.

Winner: ✔Hellgoing, Lynn Coady (House of Anansi Press)


Going Home Again, Dennis Bock (HarperCollins Canada)
Cataract City, Craig Davidson (Doubleday Canada – Random House)
Caught, Lisa Moore (House of Anansi Press)
The Crooked Maid, Dan Vyleta (HarperCollins Canada)


The Orenda, Joseph Boyden (Hamish Hamilton Canada – Penguin)
How To Get Along With Women, Elisabeth De Mariaffi (Invisible Publishing)
Extraordinary, David Gilmour (Patrick Crean Editions – HarperCollins)
Emancipation Day, Wayne Grady (Doubleday Canada – Random House)
October 1970, Louis Hamelin, Trans. by Wayne Grady (House of Anansi Press)
The Son of a Certain Woman, Wayne Johnston (Knopf Canada – Random House)
The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud (Knopf Canada – Random House)
Minister Without Portfolio, Michael Winter (Hamish Hamilton Canada – Penguin)

2012 Juried by Roddy Doyle, Gary Shteyngart and Anna Porter.

(Titles link to my responses to these books, and publishers’ names link to their page for the book.)

Winner: ✔419, Will Ferguson (Viking Canada)


Inside, Alix Ohlin (House of Anansi)
The Imposter Bride, Nancy Richler (HarperCollins Canada)
Ru, Kim Thúy (Trans. Sheila Fischman) (Random House Canada)
Whirl Away, Russell Wangersky (Thomas Allen Publishers)


Our Daily Bread, Lauren Davis (HarperCollins Canada)
My Life among the Apes, Cary Fagan (Cormorant Books)
Dr. Brinkley’s Tower, Robert Hough (House of Anansi)
One Good Hustle, Billie Livingston (Random House Canada)
The Sweet Girl, Annabel Lyon (Random House Canada)
Everybody Has Everything, Katrina Onstad (Emblem Editions)
The Emperor of Paris, C.S. Richardson (Doubleday Canada)
Y, Marjorie Celona (Hamish Hamilton Canada)

Juried by Howard Norman, Annabel Lyon and Andrew O’Hagan.

(Titles link to my responses to these books,and publishers’ names link to their page.

Winner: ✔Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan (Thomas Allen)


The Free World, David Bezmozgis (HarperCollins)
The Antagonist, Lynn Coady (House of Anansi)
The Sisters Brothers, Patrick DeWitt (House of Anansi)
Better Living though Plastic Explosives, Zsuzsi Gartner (Hamish Hamilton)
The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje (McClelland &Stewart)


The Meagre Tarmac, Clark Blaise (Biblioasis)
The Beggar’s Garden, Michael Christie (HarperCollins)
Extensions, Myrna Dey (NeWest Press) Reader’s Choice
The Little Shadows, Marina Endicott (Doubleday)
Solitaria, Genni Gunn (Signature Editions)
Into the Heart of the Country, Pauline Holdstock (HarperCollins)
A World Elsewhere, Wayne Johnston (Knopf)
The Return, Dany Laferrière, Trans. David Homel (Douglas &McIntyre)
Monoceros, Suzette Mayr (Coach House)
A Good Man, Guy Vanderhaeghe (McClelland &Stewart)
Touch, Alexi Zentner (Knopf)

2010 (Juried by Michael Enright, Claire Messud and Ali Smith.)

Johanna Skibsrud, The Sentimentalists (W)
✔David Bergen, The Matter with Morris
Alexander MacLeod, Light Lifting
✔Sarah Selecky, This Cake Is for the Party
✔Kathleen Winter, Annabel

2009 (Juried by Russell Banks, Victoria Glendinning, and Alistair MacLeod.)

Linden MacIntyre, The Bishop’s Man (W)
Kim Echlin, The Disappeared
Annabel Lyon, The Golden Mean
Colin McAdam, Fall
Anne Michaels, The Winter Vault

2008 (Juried by Margaret Atwood, Bob Rae, and Colm Toibin.)

✔Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce (W)
Anthony De Sa, Barnacle Love
✔Marina Endicott, Good to a Fault
✔Rawi Hage, Cockroach
Mary Swan, The Boys in the Trees

2007 (Juried by David Bergen, Camilla Gibb, and Lorna Goodison.)

✔Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air (W)
✔Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero
Daniel Poliquin, A Secret Between Us (Trans. Donald Winkler)
M. G. Vassanji, The Assassin’s Song
✔Alissa York, Effigy

2006 (Juried by Adrienne Clarkson, Alice Munro, and Michael Winter.)

✔Vincent Lam, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures (W)
✔Rawi Hage, De Niro’s Game
Pascale Quiviger, The Perfect Circle (Trans. Sheila Fischman)
Gaétan Soucy, The Immaculate Conception (Trans. Lazer Lederhendler)
Carol Windley, Home Schooling

2005 (Juried by Warren Cariou, Elizabeth Hay, and Richard B. Wright.)

✔David Bergen, The Time in Between (W)
✔Joan Barfoot, Luck
✔Camilla Gibb, Sweetness in the Belly
✔Lisa Moore, Alligator
✔Edeet Ravel, A Wall of Light

2004 (Juried by M. G. Vassanji, Alistair MacLeod, and Charlotte Gray.)

✔Alice Munro, Runaway (W)
Shauna Singh Baldwin, The Tiger Claw
Wayson Choy, All That Matters
Pauline Holdstock, Beyond Measure
Paul Quarrington, Galveston
✔Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness

2003 (Juried by Rosalie Abella, David Staines, and Rudy Wiebe.)

M.G. Vassanji, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (W)
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
John Bemrose, The Island Walkers
John Gould, Kilter: 55 Fictions
✔Ann-Marie MacDonald, The Way the Crow Flies

2002 (Juried by Barbara Gowdy, Thomas King, and W. H. New.)

Austin Clarke, The Polished Hoe (W)
Bill Gaston, Mount Appetite
✔Wayne Johnston, The Navigator of New York
✔ Lisa Moore, Open
✔Carol Shields, Unless

2001 (Juried by David Adams Richards, Joan Clark, and Robert Fulford.)

✔Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan (W)
Sandra Birdsell, The Russlander
Michael Crummey, River Thieves
Michael Redhill, Martin Sloane
Timothy Taylor, Stanley Park
Jane Urquhart, The Stone Carvers

2000 (Juried by Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, and Jane Urquhart.)

Michael Ondaatje, Anil’s Ghost (W)
David Adams Richards, Mercy Among the Children (W)
Alan Cumyn, Burridge Unbound
✔Elizabeth Hay, A Student of Weather
✔Eden Robinson, Monkey Beach
Fred Stenson, The Trade

1999 (Juried by Alberto Manguel, Judith Mappin, and Nino Ricci.)

✔Bonnie Burnard, A Good House (W)
✔Timothy Findley, Pilgrim
Anne Hébert, Am I Disturbing You?
Nancy Huston, The Mark of the Angel
David Macfarlane, Summer Gone

1998 (Juried by Margaret Atwood, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Peter Gzowski.)

✔Alice Munro, The Love of a Good Woman (W)
André Alexis, Childhood
✔Gail Anderson-Dargatz, A Recipe for Bees
✔Barbara Gowdy, The White Bone
Greg Hollingshead, The Healer
✔Wayne Johnston, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

1997 (Juried by Bonnie Burnard, Mavis Gallant, and Peter Gzowski.)

✔Mordecai Richler, Barney’s Version (W)
Michael Helm, The Projectionist
✔Shani Mootoo, Cereus Blooms at Night
Nino Ricci, Where She Has Gone
✔Carol Shields, Larry’s Party

1996 (Juried by Bonnie Burnard, Carol Shields, and David Staines.)

✔Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace (W)
✔Gail Anderson-Dargatz, The Cure for Death by Lightning
✔Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees
✔Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces
Guy Vanderhaeghe, The Englishman’s Boy

1995 (Juried by Mordecai Richler, David Staines, and Jane Urquhart.)

✔Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance (W)
✔Timothy Findley, The Piano Man’s Daughter
✔Barbara Gowdy, Mister Sandman
✔Leo McKay, Jr., Like This
✔Richard B. Wright, The Age of Longing

1994 (Juried by Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, and David Staines.)

✔M.G. Vassanji, The Book of Secrets (W)
✔Bonnie Burnard, Casino and Other Stories
✔Eliza Clark, What You Need
✔Shyam Selvadurai, Funny Boy
Steve Weiner, The Museum of Love