Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Canadian Authors

I'm compiling a list of Canadian authors for the Canadian Reading Challenge I'm hosting in July (sign-ups will be posted at the end of this week). I want to draw attention to Canadian authors, plus I want to make it easy for people who plan to participate in the challenge, so they don't have to search for authors. 

Here are the authors I've come up with so far. If you know of any others (traditionally or self-published), please let me know in the comments so I can add them to the list!


Ada Adams
RJ Anderson
T. Anderson
Kelley Armstrong
Margaret Atwood
Krista D. Ball
A.C.E. Bauer
Carol Anne Biddle
Leah Bobet
Erin Bow
James Bow
Joseph Boyden
Margaret Buffie
Tish Cohen
Eileen Cook
Douglas Coupland

Lesley Anne Cowan
Megan Crewe
Ali Cross

Kady Cross
Thomas Rendell Curran
Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Andrew Davidson

Monique Domovitch
Emma Donoghue
Charles de Lint
Suzanne Desrochers
Lisa Dow
Will Ferguson
Dalene Flannigan
Steven Galloway
Camilla Gibb
Sara Gruen

Janet Gurtler
Dani Harper
Alyxandra Harvey
Sarah N. Harvey
Sam Hawksmoor
Angel Haze
Nancy Huston
Frances Itani

Denise Jaden
Guy Gavriel Kay
Catherine Knutsson
Alice Kuipers
Marie Landry
Margaret Laurence

Y.S. Lee
Joanne Levy
Billie Livingston
Lesley Livingston

Carrie Mac
Clare Marshall
Yann Martel

C.K. Kelly Martin
Jessica Martinez
Dale Mayer
Caitlin McColl
Ami McKay
Catherine McKenzie
O.R. Melling
M.R. Merrick
Sarah Mlynowski
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Donna Morrissey
Farley Mowat

Alice Munro
Susin Nielsen
Kenneth Oppel
Rhiannon Paille

Kathleen Peacock
Louise Penny 
Linda Poitevin
Kathy Reichs
Iain Reid
Nancy Richler

Jeyn Roberts
Talli Roland
David Rotenberg
Robert Rotenberg
Chris Rothe
Michelle Rowen
Michelle Sagara-West

Lynsay Sands
Robert J. Sawyer
Laura Scoggins
Carol Shields
Chantel Simmons
Chevy Stevens
Courtney Summers
Miriam Toews

Jo Treggiari
Vikki Vansickle
Heather Wardell

Tim Wynne-Jones
Alissa York

Moira Young

*Thanks to Michelle from Fabbity Fab Book Reviews, Sarah from Workaday Reads, and Rachelia from Bookish Comforts for adding to the list!* 

You can also check out this list or these lists on GoodReads for more ideas.

Also, I still have a few spots open for blogger and author guest posts, so if you'd be interested in writing a guest post on any Canadian subject, or donating something for a giveaway, please read the Calling All Canadians page - you'll find my contact information there. Thank you!


10 comments:

  1. So many awesome Canadian writers, right?! I have a few suggestions for you: Kenneth Oppel, Vikki Vansickle (MG and YA- love her writing), and Susin Nielsen (author of Word Nerd, which won multiple awards).

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  2. There really are a ton of them, and I bet most people have no idea that some of their favorite authors might be Canadian. Thanks so much for the additional names, I'm adding them in now! :-D

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  3. Here's a few more:
    Dale Mayer
    Laura Scoggins
    Chevy Stevens
    Dalene Flannigan
    Miriam Toews
    Robert J. Sawyer
    Catherine McKenzie
    Charles de Lint
    Will Ferguson
    Angel Haze
    Yann Martel
    Nancy Richler
    Nancy Huston
    Alissa York
    Steven Galloway
    David Rotenberg
    Robert Rotenberg
    Caitlin McColl

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  4. That's just from the first page of my Canadian Goodreads page. I have 3 more pages I could go through for you.

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4695627-sarah-workaday-reads?format=html&shelf=canadian

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  5. You could also check out the Oh Canada group on Goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/5121

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  6. This is a great challenge! Here are a few that are on my GR shelf:

    Megan Crewe
    Leah Bobet
    Catherine Knutsson
    A.C.E. Bauer
    Thomas Rendell Curran
    Farley Mowat
    Yann Martel
    Guy Gavriel Kay
    Andrew Davidson
    Douglas Coupland
    Becca Fitzpatrick
    Gail Anderson-Dargatz
    Carol Shields
    Margaret Atwood
    Camilla Gibb
    T. Anderson
    Margaret Buffie
    Erin Bow
    James Bow

    I also have this list for authors in Waterloo Region, Ontario:

    http://www.suddenlybooks.blogspot.ca/2012/05/highlights-from-waterloo-region-archive.html

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  7. Just looking at my bookshelf (mix of YA and adult books by Canadian authors:

    Alice Kuipers
    Kathy Reichs
    Sam Hawksmoor
    Carol Anne Biddle
    Beth Neff
    Eileen Cook
    Donna Morrissey
    Suzanne Desrochers
    Joseph Boyden
    Ami McKay
    Annie Proulx

    Oh, and it may be helpful to organize the list alphabetically, just a thought...

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  8. I'm not sure if she counts but Maureen Jennings might be another author - all her books are set in Canada and she lives in Canada as well *shrugs*

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  9. Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Heather Jessup, Shauntay Grant, George Elliott Clarke, Stuart McLean, Mordecai Richler, Brian Moore, edeet Ravel, Alan Bradley, Finley Martin, Sarah Selecky, Ami MacKay, Stephen Leacock, Esi Edugyan, Wayne Johnston, Fred Stenson, Lawrence Scanlan, Trevor Cole, Pierre Berton, Leo McKay Jr., Michael Christie, Jane Urquhart, Michael Ondaatje, Charles Foran, Phoebe Gilman, Sheree Fitch, Timothy Taylor, Richard B. Wright, Vicki Delaney, Thomas H. Raddall, Shawna M. Quinn, Elizabeth Hay, Cathy Marie Buchanan, Shandi Mitchell, Claire Mowat, W.O. Mitchell, Anna Quon, Wayson Choy, Dan Vyleta, Rawi Hage

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  10. Heather Summerhayes Cariou, Joan Clark, Gordon Rodgers, Janet Lunn, Beth Powning, Lesley Choyce, Guy Vanderhaeghe, M.T. Dohaney, Bruce Graham, Harry Bruce

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~Marie

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