5 Canadian Novels You Should be Reading this Fall

Need a new book to cozy up with on the couch? That’s what Fall is for—and we know just the right place to look. Since 1994, the Scotiabank Giller Prize has highlighted the very best in Canadian fiction. Named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller, it’s Canada’s richest literary prize, awarding $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel, and $10,000to each of the finalists.

One hundred and twelve titles were submitted by 73 publisher imprints from across the country—so you know the top five are going to be good. From an Arctic search for an estranged family member to a cannibalistic river otter, each of the Giller Prize shortlisted books has s0me thing distinctly Canadian to offer readers. Here a roundup of this year’s finalists: