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Are you interested in reading award-winning books?

Browse a selection of recent Canadian and International award winners in our collection!

You can also search an award name (e.g. “Canada Reads”) in our library catalogue to discover more winners and nominees.

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Canadian Award Winners

International Award Winners

The promise

Galgut, Damon, 1963- author

2021 Winner

Shuggie Bain

Stuart, Douglas, 1976- author

2020 Winner

Girl, woman, other

Evaristo, Bernardine, 1959- author

2019 Winner

The testaments

Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author

2019 Winner

Milkman

Burns, Anna, 1962- author

2018 Winner

Lincoln in the Bardo : a novel

Saunders, George, 1958-

2017 Winner

The sellout

Beatty, Paul

2016 Winner

A brief history of seven killings

James, Marlon, 1970-

2015 Winner

At night all blood is black

Diop, David, 1966- author

2021 Winner

The discomfort of evening : a novel

Rijneveld, Marieke Lucas, author

2020 Winner

Celestial bodies = Sayyidat al-qamar

Ḥārithī, Jūkhah, author

2019 Winner

Flights

Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- author

2018 Winner

A horse walks into a bar

Grossman, David

2017 Winner

The vegetarian : a novel

Han, Kang, 1970-

2016 Winner

Abdulrazak Gurnah

United Kingdom

2021 Winner

Louise Glück

United States

2020 Winner

Peter Handke

France

2019 Winner

Olga Tokarczuk

Poland

2018 Winner

Kazuo Ishiguro

Japan

2017 Winner

Bob Dylan

United States

2016 Winner

Svetlana Alexievich

Belarus

2015 Winner

Mo Yan

China

2012 Winner

The wrong end of the telescope

Alameddine, Rabih, author

2022 Winner

The secret lives of church ladies

Philyaw, Deesha, author

2021 Winner

Sea monsters : a novel

Aridjis, Chloe, author

2020 Winner

Call me Zebra

Van der Vliet Oloomi, Azareen, author

2019 Winner

Improvement : a novel

Silber, Joan

2018 Winner

Behold the dreamers : a novel

Mbue, Imbolo

2017 Winner

Delicious foods : a novel

Hannaham, James

2016 Winner

Invisible child : poverty, survival & hope in an American city

Elliott, Andrea, author

2022 Winner Non-Fiction

The night watchman : a novel

Erdrich, Louise, author

2021 Winner Fiction

The Nickel boys : a novel

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author

2020 Winner Fiction

The overstory : a novel

Powers, Richard, 1957- author

2019 Winner Fiction

Less is lost

Greer, Andrew Sean, author

2018 Winner Fiction

Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America

Forman, James, 1967-

2018 Winner Non-Fiction

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

Desmond, Matthew

2017 Winner Non-Fiction

The underground railroad : a novel

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-

2017 Winner Fiction

Black flags : the rise of ISIS

Warrick, Joby

2016 Winner Non-Fiction

The sympathizer

Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971-

2016 Winner Fiction

All the light we cannot see : a novel

Doerr, Anthony, 1973-

2015 Winner Fiction

The sixth extinction : an unnatural history

Kolbert, Elizabeth

2015 Winner Non-Fiction

The book of form and emptiness

Ozeki, Ruth, 1956- author

2020 Winner

Piranesi

Clarke, Susanna, author

2021 Winner

Hamnet & Judith

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972- author

2020 Winner

An American marriage : a novel

Jones, Tayari, author

2019 Winner

Home fire

Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-

2018 Winner

The power : a novel

Alderman, Naomi

2017 Winner

The glorious heresies

McInerney, Lisa

2016 Winner

How to be both

Smith, Ali, 1962-

2015 Winner

Children's Award Winners

Watercress

Wang, Andrea

2022 Winner

We are water protectors

Lindstrom, Carole, 1964-

2021 Winner

The undefeated

Alexander, Kwame, author

2021 Winner

Hello lighthouse

Blackall, Sophie

2019 Winner

Wolf in the snow

Cordell, Matthew, 1975-

2018 Winner

Firefly

Dowding, Philippa.

2021 Winner Text

On the trapline

Robertson, David, 1977-

2021 Winner Illustrated Books

The Barnabus project

Fan, Terry

2020 Winner Illustrated Books

The king of jam sandwiches

Walters, Eric, 1957-

2020 Winner Text

Small in the city

Smith, Sydney, 1980-

2019 Winner Illustrated Books

Stand on the sky

Bow, Erin

2019 Winner Text

Sweep : the story of a girl and her monster :

Auxier, Jonathan

2018 Winner Text

They say blue

Tamaki, Jillian, 1980-

2018 Winner Illustrated Books

The marrow thieves

Dimaline, Cherie, 1975- author

2017 Winner Text

When we were alone

Robertson, David, 1977-

2017 Winner Illustrated Books

Calvin

Leavitt, Martine, 1953-

2016 Winner Text

Sidewalk flowers

Lawson, JonArno

2015 Winner Illustrated Books

The gospel truth

Pignat, Caroline

2015 Winner Text

The last cuentista

Higuera, Donna Barba, author

2022 Winner

When you trap a tiger

Keller, Tae

2021 Winner

New kid

Craft, Jerry, author

2020 Winner

Merci Suárez changes gears

Medina, Meg

2019 Winner

Hello, universe

Kelly, Erin Entrada

2018 Winner

The girl who drank the moon

Barnhill, Kelly Regan

2017 Winner

Last stop on Market Street

De la Peña, Matt

2016 Winner

The crossover

Alexander, Kwame, author

2015 Winner

The Barnabus project

Fan, Terry

2021 Winner

Birdsong

Flett, Julie

2020 Winner

Ebb & flow

Smith, Heather, 1968-

2019 Winner

Town is by the sea

Schwartz, Joanne (Joanne F.), 1960-

2018 Winner

The tragic tale of the great auk

Thornhill, Jan

2017 Winner

Missing nimâmâ

Florence, Melanie

2016 Winner

The night gardener

Fan, Terry

2015 Winner