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Discover local writing talent - from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Canada


Searching for the best books around? No need to look further than your own backyard - our city, province and country are brimming with writing talent. We've got powerful poets and playwrights, fantastic fiction writers, and everything in between. This guide makes it easy to discover local authors, whether they live down the street or a few provinces over. There's even a tab for stories set in Winnipeg - you'll be reciting North End Love Songs before you know it!

What's new

Daughters of the deer by Danielle Daniel
Dandelion by Jamie Chai Yun Liew
Buffalo is the new buffalo by Chelsea Vowel
Crow winter by Karen McBride
Chasing painted horses by Drew Hayden Taylor
The testaments by Margaret Atwood
Akin by Emma Donoghue
Night of power by Anar Ali
Talking to strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Moccasin square gardens by Richard Van Camp

Canada Reads shortlist 2023

Greenwood by Michael Christie
Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah
Mexican gothic by: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Station eleven by: Emily St. John Mandel
Ducks: two years in the oil sands by Kate Beaton

Outstanding audiobooks

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Thunder through my veins by Gregory Scofield
I'm afraid of men by Vivek Shraya
A tale for the time being by Ruth Ozeki
Moon of the crusted snow by Waubgeshig Rice
I must say by Martin Short
The inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
Milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
Beyond the trees by Adam Shoalts
The boat people by Sharon Bala

Great graphic novels

Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Louis Riel by Chester Brown
Skim by Mariko Tamaki
The Outside Circle by Patti Laboucane-Benson
Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and me : a graphic memoir by Lorina Mapa
Betty : the Helen Betty Osborne story by David Robertson
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
This one summer by Mariko Tamaki
Dumb : Living without a voice : a graphic memoir by Georgia Webber