Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

CBC Books The year-in-review panel

To reflect back on the year that was, CBC Books asked some friends in the literary and publishing world to weigh in on the biggest book stories of the year. We sent a questionnaire out to Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC’s Writers & Company, Natural Order author Brian Francis, Toronto-based bookseller Ben McNally, and literary agent Sam Haywood. Here’s what they said!

3. Which Canadian author made the biggest splash this year?

“I haven’t read the book yet, but I’ve heard lots of positive chatter about Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things,” Francis said. “Same goes for Anakana Schofield’s Malarky. And both debut novelists! Also, I’ve heard very good things about Lynn Crosbie’s Life is About Losing Everything. I have it on my Christmas wish list. We’ll see if I get it.”

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(That’s me diving off the board unable to swim thus making a catastrophic splash).

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